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six Stone-lectures

1 minuut leestijd

CALVINISM AND POLITICS. have been

10/

except by conquest

founded,

or force, the

government has ahvays been founded by popular choice; and so also where the highest authority had fallen

first

into disorder, either

by want

or through

of succession,

right lution,

of a determination of the

the violence of revo-

has always been the people

it

who through

representatives, claimed the right to restore

God

equal decision, Calvin asserts that

power,

in

from

take

the

way

a

people

never to bestow

by

or,

its

The

sin,

of

all,

when a

This

in

what

it

bestowal

may

did in the old

the old Dutch republic.

variety in the like

unfit for

ways authority

other

it,

is

flow from the right of

monarchy.

It

may

German

It

may

result

had power over

Pilate

"given him from above." as

is

proceed from

empire.

It

may

with the States of the country, as was the case

rest in

nation

development of a people shows, as a

from a hard-fought war, even as

electors,

to

most desirable condition, or

this

inheritance, as in a hereditary

Jesus,

has the sovereign

of His dispensing providence,

at

course,

bestowed.

But with

it.

has utterly forfeited the blessing.

historic

matter

it

their

In a

of forms, because there

development of nations.

word

it

the

people

a

is

an endless difference

A

form of government

your own, could not exist one day

now,

may assume

in China.

Even

of Russia are unfit for any form of

constitutional government.

And among

the Kaffirs and

Hottentots of Africa, even a government, such as exists in

Russia,

would be wholly inconceivable.

All this

is

determined and appointed by God, through the hidden counsel of His providence.

All

this,

however,

is

no theocracy.

A

theocracy was

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

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Calvinism - pagina 111

Bekijk de hele uitgave van zondag 1 januari 1899

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