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six Stone-lectures

1 minuut leestijd

CALVINISM AND SCIENCE. proper acknowledgment

was

of secular

life,

the

59

Calvinist

his ally.

Now grace'',

dogma

proceed to consider the

I

of ''''common

outcome of the general

natural

that

but in

just presented to you,

its

principle,

special application to

understood as corruption of our nature.

3171,

1

before us a riddle, which in itself

is

Sin places

insoluble.

If

you

view sin as a deadly poison, as enmity against God, as leading to everlasting condemnation, and

present a sinner

as

any good, and prone salvable only,

then

it

if

seems as

But

men. actual

down

all

evil,"

and on

this

account

regeneration changes his heart,

far

from

contrary

unbelievers and un-

all

being our experience in the

world^

unbelieving

Precious treasures have

things.

from the old heathen which

pages

re-

ought to be wicked and repulsive

the

many

to us find

is

On

life.

excels in

you

this

to

of necessity

regenerate persons

you

being "wholly incapable of doing

God by if

if

come

civilization.

In Plato

you devour. Cicero

fascinates

you and bears you along by his noble tone and stirs up in you holy sentiments. And if you consider your own surroundings, that which is reported to you, and that

which

productions

which

studies

of professed

how much

attracts

you,

which you admire. genius

or

the

is

often

infidels,

literary

there

is

with

which you sympathize and

It is

not exclusively the spark of

splendor of talent, which excites your

pleasure in the words it

and

you derive from the

their

and actions of unbelievers, but

beauty

of character, their zeal, their

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 279 Pagina's

Calvinism - pagina 163

Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

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