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six Stone-lectures

1 minuut leestijd

1

CALVINISM AND RELIGION. one single

state,

And when

the

8

but the whole world

is

its

domain.

Lutheran Reformers

at the instigation

of their sovereigns, nationalized their

churches, and Cal-

churches allowed themselves to deviate into the

vinistic

same

track, they did not ascend to a higher conception

than that

Rome's world-church,

of

Happily

distinctly lower ground.

bearing witness that both our

but descended to

may

I

conclude by

Synod of Dordt, and your

not less venerable Westminster Assembly, have honoured again the ecumenical character of our Reformed Churches,

thereby censuring as unpardonable, every deviation from the only right principle.

Having thus

an outline of the

far given

Church, and the form of

draw your attention of

for the present

prepare

dying

I

the Church

the in

me now

say anything

shall not

believer

At

the purpose that has been

in its

pilgrimage through the

That purpose cannot be human or

world.

let

place in the next Lecture.

present, I confine myself to to

y

on the separation of Church and State.

will naturally find

assigned

manife station

of the

the last place to the pttrpose

in

appearance on earth.

its

This

its

7/^///r^

for Heaven.

A

egoistic, to

regenerate child,

the cradle, goes straight to Heaven, without

any further preparation and wheresoever the Holy Ghost has

kindled

the spark

of Eternal

life

in

the soul, the

perseverance of the saints assures the certainty of eternal salvation.

Nay,

upon earth

merely for the sake of God. for

the

elect

man,

to

also,

the

Church

Regeneration

make him

is

exists

sufficient

sure of his eternal

6

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 279 Pagina's

Calvinism - pagina 85

Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 279 Pagina's

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