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six lectures delivered in the Theological Seminary at Princeton.

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CALVINISM AND RELIGION.

72

man

therefore,

and although

stands as the prophet, priest and king,

sin has disturbed these high designs, yet

God pushes them onward. He so loves His world that He has given Himself to it, in the person of His Son, and thus He has again brought our race, and through our

His

race,

with eternal the

off

fell

itself shall

Cosmos, into a renewed contact

Vv^hole

To

life.

many branches and leaves human race, yet the tree

be sure,

of the

tree

be saved; on

new

its

root in Christ,

once more blossom gloriously.

shall

it

For regeneration does

not save a few isolated individuals, finaHy to be joined

saves

ration

therefore

all

the

organism,

bound together by

life,

forms one organic

the Head, and whose

is

And

of our race.

itself,

human

regenerate

body, of which Christ are

Regene-

mechanically as an aggregate heap.

together

members

their mystical union with

Him.

not before the second Advent, shall this new

But

embracing organism manifest cosmos.

At

present

were

it

is

itself as

Here, on earth

hidden.

all-

the centre of the it is

only as

it

In

Future, this nezv Jerusalem shall descend from

the

God,

silhouette that can be

out of heaven,

beams from our

And

its

therefore

but

at

present

dimly discerned.

it

withdraws

its

sight in the mysteries of the invisible.

the

true

sanctuary

is

now

above.

On

high are both the Altar of Atonement, and the incense-

and

on high

Altar

of Prayer;

priest

who, according to Melchizedek's ordinance, mi-

is

Christ, as the only

nisters at the Altar, in the sanctuary, before

God.

Now, in the middle ages, the Church had more and more lost sight of this celestial character; she had become worldly in her nature. The Sanctuary was again

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

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Calvinism a life-system - pagina 76

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