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six Stone-lectures

1 minuut leestijd

CALVINISM AND POLITICS.

100 then

First

which

sphere,

deduced

a

Sovereignty

defined

is

the

as

that political

in

And

State.

then

we

admit that the impulse to form states arises from man's

which was expressed already by Aristotle,

social nature,

when he

men

created

by

'•'^^^i/

was separately

Man

is

God might have

coherence.

man might have been was not the

created from man, and

by

we form one

case.

virtue of his birth

living

not only with those

Jiumanity^

now, but also with

all

Just as

individually called

organically united with the whole race.

is

side

and third and

created, the second

existence; but this

into

ttoA/t/xoV."

without genealogical

every further

he

a

as disconnected individuals, standing

and

side

Adam

man

called

Together

who

are

the generations behind us

who shall come after us, — pulverized into millions though we may be. All the human race is from one blood. The conception of States, however,

and with

which

all

those

subdivide

continent

the

morsels,

into

Then only would

idea.

realized

politically,

world, and

if

if

into

and each

not harmonize with this

does

the organic unity of our race be

o?ie

State could embrace

Had

sin

all

the

not intervened, no doubt,

would actually have been

grating

continents,

the whole of humanity were associated in

one world-empire. this

earth

force,

If sin,

as a disinte-

had not divided humanity

into different

sections, nothing

unity of our race.

so.

would have marred or broken the organic

And

the mistake of the Alexanders, and

of the Augusti, and of the Napoleons was not, that they

were charmed with the thought of the but

it

was

this

6^;/^

World-empire^

— that they endeavoured to realize this idea

notwithstanding that the force of sin had dissolved our unity.

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

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Calvinism - pagina 104

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Abraham Kuyper Collection | 279 Pagina's

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