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six Stone-lectures

1 minuut leestijd

CALVINISM AND SCIENCE.

l64 all

our nature

Who

we do not owe

hideousness,

its

not so deeply corrupt, but to

is

by His "common

how

is

it

smoking

evil

pleases

and

the

This

ferry-boat.

fastened,

it;

and

evil,

out of res-

forth which attracts,

is it

put

in

motion by the

swiftly as

an arrow down

by the same power, which would

it

is

it.

He who

and meanwhile we

evil;

In this wise

God

possible for

it

Calvinists,

men

restrains

brings forth good out of

never remiss in ac-

cusing our sinful nature, yet praise and thank

making

you

the boat arrives safely on the opposite

otherwise have demolished the

if

but by means of the chain, to which

pressed forward

side,

bursting

And

way

alone,.

take then as an illustration

boat

would carry

stream and ruin is

you,

interests

current, which

it

may come

God

the

fire.

possible, that in such a

something

trained

hinders

grace",

forth of the flames from the ask,

to the fact that

it

God

for

to dwell together in a well-

ordered society, and for restraining us personally from horrible sins. light

the

all

by means

Moreover we thank Him talents,

hidden

in

for bringing to

our race, developing,

of a regular process, the history of mankind,

and securing by the same grace,

for

his

church on

earth, a place for the sole of her foot.

This quite his

confession,

different

judgment,

belongs to

however,

places

position over against

the Christian in a life.

For

then, in

not only the cJiurchy but also the world

God and

in

both has to be investigated the

masterpiece of the supreme Architect and Artificer.

A

Calvinist

who

seeks God, does not for a

moment

think of limiting himself to theology and contemplation, leaving

the other sciences, as of a lower character, in

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

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Calvinism - pagina 168

Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 279 Pagina's

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