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six Stone-lectures

1 minuut leestijd

CALVINISM AND POLITICS. as

the

sphere of State stands

Tlie

pupil.

its

independent responsibility to of

State

the

God

God and

And

serve His honour.

Word must

and remains, that that

;

be

convictions

subjective

shall

statecraft,

all

thing of course

be governed

is,

in a

to say, in accordance with the

is

never

can

this

to that end in either

first

nations

all

principle which, for

But

sphere, obey

but in the sphere of

rule,

The

authority.

way

own

through the conscience of the persons

the State only

Christian

But both

not profane.

is

in their

invested with

under

to be maintained.

is

Church and State must, each sphere God's

itself

35

In that sphere therefore an

majesty of the Lord.

The sphere

1

flow from the Christ.

through

except

realized

the

of those in authority, according

to their personal views of the

demands of that

Christian

principle, as regards the public service.

Of an

entirely different nature

what ought and the

is

the second question,

government

to be the relation between the

Church.

visible

If

it

had been the

will of

God

to maintain the formal unity of this visible Church, this

question would

what

from

originally

offended,

the

1

unity.

was

sought

And

charm.

6th It

now

is

value

great

have to be answered quite differently

for

the

is

the

only

natural. life

of a

That

unity

was

religion

has

this

Unity of

people and not a

narrow-mindedness

by the rage of century,

case.

can

despair, wherewith

feel

little

itself

Rome,

in

fought for the maintenance of that

can also be easily understood that this unity

originally established.

The lower

a people stands

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 279 Pagina's

Calvinism - pagina 139

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