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six lectures delivered in the Theological Seminary at Princeton.

1 minuut leestijd

CALVINISM AND POLITICS. even

the

absolute

1

From

of God.

sovereignty

this

27

one

source, in God, sovereignty in the individual sphere, in

the family and in every social

circle,

is

just as directly

derived as the supremacy of State-authority. These two

must therefore come have

same

the

an

to

sacred

God-given sovereign

and both

understanding,

obligation

and

authority

maintain their

to

make

to

subser-

it

vient to the majesty of God.

A people

Supremacy

therefore which abandons to State

the right of the family, or a University which abandons to

the rights

it

of science,

as a nation which lays

And

magistrates.

its

thus

just as guilty before

is

the

struggle for liberty

only declared permissible, but individual in his

own

sphere.

is

made

And

is

not

a duty for each

not as was done

this

French Revolution, by setting God aside and by

in the

man on

placing

the throne of God's Omnipotence; but

on the contrary, by causing included, to

of

God,

hands upon the rights of the

bow

all

men, the magistrates

in deepest humility before the

majesty

God Almighty.

As

third

and

last part of this lecture, the discussion

remains of a question yet more one,

I

than the previous

namely how we must conceive of

the

of

difficult

Church

call

this

the Sovereignty

in the State.

a

difficult

problem, not because

doubt as to the conclusions, or because assent

to

American

these life,

all

conclusions.

For,

as

I

far

uncertainty in this respect

by what your Constitution

I

am

in

doubt your as

regards

is

removed

at first declared

— and

has

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

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Calvinism a life-system - pagina 131

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