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six Stone-lectures

1 minuut leestijd

;

CALVINISM AND RELIGION.

dependent fundamental questions

Here four mutually arise for

;

Does Religion

i.

Man?

Can

Must

2.

Can

and, 4.

bear

it

i.

questions

Calvinism

sake of

human It may

e.,

not

operations or has

its

a

answers

and

egotistical,

God.

or must

normal,

2.

has

It

it

reveal an

To

these four

ideal,

from

directly,

the heart.

character

spring,

by 3.

not remain partial, as running alongside of life,

And

but must lay hold upon our zvhole existence. Its

for the

to operate not mediately,

but

interposition,

man, but

for

to

Man's religion ought

i.

:

it

3.

and existence?

a soteriological character?

abnormal^

be

operate directly or mediately?

it

zvhole of our personal being

embrace the

to

exist for the sake of God, or

remain partial in

it

49

should be soteriological,

not from

i.

e.,

it

4.

should

our fallen nature, but from the nezu

man, restored by palingenesis

to his original standard.

Allow me then successively to elucidate each of these four points.

Modern

religious

philosophy

religion to a potency,

from which

but which acted merely, as It

the

ascribes

its

it

the

origin of

could not originate,

supporter and preserver.

has mistaken the dead prop of the living shoot for living

properly,

shoot to

itself.

Attention

is

called,

and very

the contrast between man, and the over-

whelming power of the cosmos which surrounds him and now trying

to

religion

is

strengthen

introduced

as a mystical energy,

him against

of the cosmos which inspires

this

immense power

him with such deadly

fear.

Being conscious of the dominion which his unseen soul

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 279 Pagina's

Calvinism - pagina 53

Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

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