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six Stone-lectures

1 minuut leestijd

CALVINISM A LIFE SYSTEM.

who from

fulness of conviction

and counted

Predestination,

it

7

were open defenders of

an honor to be

Calvinists,

were nevertheless so deeply impressed with the disfavour attached of

the

to

commending

de7iominational

some

of

title

than

of Calvinism.

Baptists

name

indicates a third use of the

man who

England

call

themselves

and the Whitefield Methodists bear the also

but

it is

tions.

name

of

The

No

less

a

a class of Baptists

""'Calvinistic Baptists",

in

Wales

to this

day

Thus here

Methodists".

some way a confessional difference, applied as the name for special church-denominaWithout doubt this practice would have been indicates in

by Calvin himself During his no Reformed Church ever dreamed of naming

most severely life-time,

the

''^Calvinistic

and Methodists

Calvinist.

than Spurgeon belonged to in

for the sake

their conviction, they prefered to speak

of Augustinianism

rather

name", that

"Calvinistic

criticized

any man. The Lutherans But the Reformed Churches never.

Church of Christ

have done

beyond

this,

after

this sectarian, confessional,

use of the

name

"Calvinist",

fourth place, as a philosophical

scientific

it

and denominational

serves moreover, in the

name, either

in

an

historical,

or political sense. Historically, the

name

of Calvinism indicates the channel in which the Refor-

mation moved, so

far as

Anabaptist nor Socinian.

we understand by

it

it

was neither Lutheran, nor In the philosophical sense,

that system of conceptions which,

under the influence of the master-mind of Calvin raised itself to

as

a

dominance

political

in the several

spheres of

life.

name, Calvinism indicates that

movement which has guaranteed

And

political

the liberty of nations

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 279 Pagina's

Calvinism - pagina 11

Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

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