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of God's unfathomable mercies glisten ever gloriously.

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Thus there is a knowledge of God which we learn and derive from Christ. But there is a far greater knowledge of God which He himself inlparts,

which

He

brings,

and makes

to us in the hidden parts mystical part of it is, that he

fully clear

the soul. The who is the Image of the invisible God, not only shows us this image, and fascinates us with it, but he chisels this image in us. Our inner life is made conformable to the inner life of Christ. His image is imprinted upon the saints of God. The highest knowledge of God that we can obtain in the earth is, when the image of God in Christ renews the image of God in us. of

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"HALLOWED BE THY NAME." True knowledge of God does not come from memory. It only becomes this when it finds its startingpoint in the things, which the soul inwardly discerns and experiences. Everything here must go out from personal contact between us and God. There is no knowledge of light possible for one who was bom blind. And as long as we do not perceive and discover God in ourselves, and are consciously affected by workings that go out from him, true knowledge of God is impossible. This is not felt by the sense of touch, but in our own immediate spiritual perception, so that not from reasoning, and not from what others have told us, but immediately from our own selves we know that God is and that God is great. storing the

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van maandag 1 januari 1900

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 628 Pagina's

To be near unto God - pagina 248

Bekijk de hele uitgave van maandag 1 januari 1900

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 628 Pagina's

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