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six Stone-lectures

1 minuut leestijd

CALVINISM AND THE FUTURE.

252 she

as

recognises and maintains the Trinity, the

also

of Christ, the Cross as an atoning sacrifice, the

Deity

Scriptures as the

me

of God, and the ten

a divinely imposed rule of

ments as let

Word

ask,

if

Roman

and

to do valiant

CommandTherefore,

life.

take up the sword

theologians

the same tendency

skilful battle against

the part of

mean to fight to the death, is it not wisdom to accept the valuable help of their

elucidation?

Calvin at least was accustomed to appeal

that \ve ourselves

Thomas

to

ashamed

And

of Aquino. confess

to

have been

clarified

many

on

that

my

for

I

am

part

my

points

not

views

through the work of the Romish

students.

however,

This,

our

hope

does

not

may

the future

for

the least involve, that

in

be placed

deavour, and that we, idle ourselves,

A

victory.

may

To

South-America

can

comparison with the North

has

exclusive

not

even counting as a

mense

field

which

Rome

control

in

of

our race,

in

which

?

moment

a

for

Now in South

in

this

social

own

and

stand a

supreme.

It

Protestantism is

an im-

political

power,

can bring to bear upon the regeneration can freely exert

Rome

development

control

Rome's

and Central-

Here, then,

factor.

which the

is

territory.

is

itself,

a

field,

moreover,

not a recent arrival, but which she

has occupied for almost three centuries.

stood

await

begin with your

America the Roman Catholic Church

has

Rome's eu

rapid survey of the situation will suffice to

convince us of the contrary. continent,

in

The

\-outhful

of the social organism of these countries

under

her

influence;

she has remained

also of their intellectual and spiritual

life

in

since

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Calvinism - pagina 256

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