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six Stone-lectures

1 minuut leestijd

;

CALVINISM AND RELIGION.

96 is

never allowed to enter, but in which the richness of

human

has

life

from without, inward, and

turned,

in

which, as the result ot a sound spiritual concentration, there has been developed such a deep sense of everything high,

and such an energy

excite the

everything holy, as to

for

envy even of our antagonists.

Not only has

the wing of the butterfly in those circles been preserved

but even the golddust upon this wing shines as

intact,

brilliantly as ever.

now is the proof to which attention. Our age is far ahead This

I

your respectful

invite

of the Calvinistic age

overflowing mass

of ethical essays and treatises

and learned expositions.

Philosophers and Theologians

in

its

really vie with

hiding from the is

one another

us, just as

you may be pleased domain

straight road in the

something that

all

not been able to do.

in discovering for us (or in

of morals.

to

put

But there

this host of learned scholars

They have not been

it)

have

able to restore

moral firmness to the enfeebled public conscience. Rather must we complain that ever more and more the

of our

foundations

moral building are gradually

being loosened and unsettled, until finally there remains

not one

stronghold

wider ranks can for the Future.

claiming

the

property

is

and

that

of which the people in their it

guarantees moral certainty

Statesmen and Jurists are openly pro-

right

of the strongest; the ownership of

called stealing; free love has been advocated

and honesty Jesus

feel

left

is

ridiculed.

A

pantheist has dared to put

Nero on the same

going further

still,

deemed

footing;

and Nietzsche,

Christ's blessing of the

to be the curse of humanity.

meek

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 279 Pagina's

Calvinism - pagina 100

Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 279 Pagina's

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