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"

:

"

:

THE NEO-KOHLBRUGGIANS The words

alas!

in italics dispel,

God

conceive of the image of

all

doubt.

235 possible to

It is

as having completely disappeared,

and yet man remaining man. Dr. Bohl repeats this clearly in the following words

29)

(p.

" Wenn wir

nun die Creatur aus jenem Stande hinausgetreten denken, so bleibt diese Creatur intact. " * This goes so far that Dr. Bohl himself

felt

how

closely he thus

returned to the boundaries of Rome, for which reason he continues,

saying

"Nur freilich, dass diese Creatur nicht, wie die romische Kirche lehrt, immer noch genug iibrig behalt, um sich wieder mit Hilfe des Gnadengeschenkes Christi selbst zu rehabilitiren. Sondern nach dem Falle ist der Mensch und zwar sein Ich mit den dem Menschen anerschaflfenen hochsten Gaben (siehe Calvin, Inst.,' ii., i, g) aus der rechten Stellung herausgereten und dem Tode als Herscher, dem Gesetz als unbarmherziger Treibert '

preisgegeben."

The

f

significance of this is

made

clear

when we consider

the restoration of

man (according to Ephes. iv. 24 Col. iii. 9) Paul, speaking of the new man that we must put on, after having put off the old man, has reference to the original state. And now he describes this new man as one fallen

.

;

is created after God in righteousness and holiness, as he truly is. These apostolic expressions contain a description of the same equipment 'In the image of God, after His that Moses characterizes with the words

that

:

likeness.

'

Regeneration

is

new

a

creation, which, however, is ordered

model of the old, without taking anything from, or adding anyHence man' s standing in the image of God, ivherein he was after the likeness of God, is something that can be taken away from man

after the

thing to

it.

without removitig God' s creature

itself.

Furthermore, the apostle de-

movements of the new man under the image of various garments which must be put on (Col. iii. \'2,ff.'). The ground and occasion of such being clothed upon is Christ, the Spirit whom Christ sends from the

scribes the

Father 18, 25

;

;

or the standing in Christ, or in grace {e.g. 2 Cor.

Rom.

v. 2).

And

in just the

same way

is

the

v. 17

;

ground

with God, the standing in the image of God, according to Gen.

*"If we now think of the creature to have creature remains intact. f

"With

this understanding,

Rome

teaches.

has

Death as bis

Law

and

to the

26."

of the gracious gift of Christ, to restore

But after the

gifts received in his creation, ruler,

i.

standing, yet this

however, that the creature has not retained

enough strength, with the help himself, as

left this

Gal. v. 16,

for likeness

fall,

left his true

man's ego, with the highest standing and

as his unmerciful driver.

is

delivered to

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van maandag 1 januari 1900

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The work of the Holy Spirit - pagina 275

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Abraham Kuyper Collection | 704 Pagina's

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