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THE

who

''What Africa

exclaimed:

The present war

civilisation.

must be paid

that Such,

then,

light in

needs

is

a Christian

a part of the price

is

attainment of this end.

the

for

the

is

Co

SOUTH- AFRICAN CRISIS.

which

this

war must be

regarded, so as to have neither regrets nor any doubts as to its necessity

has strayed

that

of men, and

how

and

justice."

*)

This

from the path

lulls

a Methodism in

its

for salvation ends b}^ sanctifying, in

end,

is

how

a church

the consciences

one-sided passion

view of the sacred

the most censurable means. Such language turns

your stomach, and rouses you to anger against those ministers of the Gospel It enables

spoken

of

But,

Pharisee.

Pirate,

betray the God of justice.

you to understand how an iniquitous exag-

has

geration

who the

three P's.

—

Pecksniff,

instead of yielding yourself to

remember that again and always the same Methodism of Dr. such

that

excesses,

in

be

careful

to

is

was

Philips

1835 provoked the great Exodus, and which,

now, after a whole century of miscarriages, lends the spur to the Imperialism of Mr. Chamberlain and covers with the name of Jesus Christ the most flagrant vioof right,

lation

as

well as the rapacity of the gold-

bugs of the Chartered-Company. It

indeed

is

under this Christian show of Imperi-

alism the worst danger lurks.

It is

with the best intentions in the

these methodists

w^orld, I

am

but unfortunately astray from the true path

by the open violation the atrocities of

1)

Foie

el

Fie, Paris,

Dec.

19.

satisfied,

—

of acquired rights and

a war of extermination,

1899, p. 383.

—

who,

by

all

believe them-

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van maandag 1 januari 1900

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 85 Pagina's

The South-African crisis - pagina 77

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