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six Stone-lectures

1 minuut leestijd

CALVINISM A LIFE SYSTEM.

By

of Calvinism.

mighty

fact,

this decisive idea,

allowed

has

it

every department of

mother-thought that the

by

or rather

itself to

this

be controlled

entire domain.

its

25

It

all-embracing

from

is

life

in

this

system

of

Calvinism sprang.

This brings us of sake

which, for the

the second condition, with

itself to

a

of creating

profound movement has to comply

:

life

system

viz.,

a fundamental

every

own touching the relation of man to man. How we stand toward God is the first, and how we stand toward man is the second principal interpretation

of

its

question, which decides the tendency

of our

tion

life.

There

is

and the construc-

no uniformity among men,

In creation itself the difference

but endless multiformity.

has been established between w^oman and man.

and

spiritual gifts

from the other.

and

talents cause

differs widely.

a

way weakened

sistent hfe system,

as

well

as

own

differ

personal

The social position of the rich Now, these differences are in

and poor special

one person to

Past generations and our

create distinctions.

life

Physical

or accentuated

by every con-

and Paganism and Islamism, Romanism

Modernism, and so also Calvinism have

all

taken their stand in this question in accordance with their

God

primordial principle.

If,

as

Paganism contends,

dwells in the creature, a divine superiority

bited in whatever

is

high

demigods,

obtained

its

sacrifices

upon the

other hand whatever

among men. hero-worship,

altar of is

In this

and

is

exhi-

way

it

finally

its

On

the

Divus Augustus.

lower

is

considered as godless.

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 279 Pagina's

Calvinism - pagina 29

Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 279 Pagina's

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