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six lectures delivered in the Theological Seminary at Princeton.

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CALVINISM A LIFE SYSTEM.

24 immediate invented

but

because

God Himself had granted which

only

history,

There are times beats faintly

to our fathers a privilege of

the

first

become

to

us

to

its

wondrous

when the

history

in

clearly

energy.

pulse of religious

when

but there are times

;

bounding, and the latter was the case

among

Calvin

is the great work of the Holy Spirit by which Calvinism has been consecrated,

and which interprets

life

because

not

immediate fellowship

this

in

This

conscious. in

was

Calvin

God,

with

fellowship

it,

in

the

the nations of Western Europe.

its

The

beat

is

century

i6tl^

question

of faith at that time dominated every activity in public life.

New

history

out from this faith, even as

starts

the history of our times starts from the unbelief of the

French Revolution. of religious that

there

obeys,

life

such

is

religious tension the

the heart

God was Pilgrim

is

What

law

this puls'e-like

we cannot

but

tell,

and that

a law,

is

evident

in times of

high

inworking of the Holy Spirit upon

irresistible;

and

this

mighty inworking of

the experience of our Calvinists, Puritans and

Fathers.

same degree,

It

was not

for this never

in

all

happens

individuals to the in

any great move-

ment; but they who formed the centre of times,

it

movement

who were

they experienced

life

in those

the promotors of that mighty change, this

higher power to the

fullest:

and

men and women of every class of society and nationality who by God Himself were admitted into communion with the majesty of His eternal Being. Thanks to this work of God in the heart, the persuasion

they were the

that the whole of a man's

Divine

life is

to be lived as in the

Presence has become the fundamental thought

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 279 Pagina's

Calvinism a life-system - pagina 28

Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

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