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six lectures delivered in the Theological Seminary at Princeton.

1 minuut leestijd

CALVINISM AND RELIGION. {semen

Calvin

as

religionis),

human heart. God Himself makes man sensiis

divinitatis,

the

i.e.,

defines

it,

53

sown

our

in

by means of the

religious

sense of the Divine, which

He

causes to strike the chords on the harp of his soul.

A

sound of need interrupts the pure harmony of melody, but only

divine

original form, in

and

elevates

'•''Holy,

upon

Just

the throne

— Holy, — Holfl,

this earth

so

should consist

the

the

the

To

is

anthem of the

one uninterrupted cry

also the religion of in

man

one echoing of God's

time,

from which the waters

flow,

and

at the

ocean into which they finally return.

the

be irreligious

existence,

is

of departure and the point of arrival,

point

fountain,

same

the

as

and Inspirer.

of every motive in religion

goal,-

exclu-

The starting-point God and not Man. Man instrument and means, God alone is here the

glory, as our Creator

is

is

its

not a feeling of dependence which

depresses.

around

Seraphim of

this

In

sin.

natural condition, religion

its

unites,

and

severs

consequence of

sentiment of admiration and adoj'ation, which

a

sively

in

is

and' on

to forsake the highest

the

other

aim of our

hand to covet no other

existence than for the sake of God, to long for nothing

but for the the

glory

will of

of

and kernel of

the all

God, and to be wholly absorbed

name

of the Lord, such

true

religion.

Thy kingdom

Name.

come.

is

"Hallowed

Thy

religion.

dom First

Our watchword must

be,

the pith

be

thy

Will be done,"

the threefold petition, which gives utterance to

— "Seek

first

of God," and after that, think of your

in

all

is

true

the king-

own

need.

stands the confession of the absolute sovereignty

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

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Calvinism a life-system - pagina 57

Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 279 Pagina's

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