Bekijk het origineel

The work of the Holy Spirit - pagina 320

Bekijk het origineel

PDF Bekijken
+ Meer informatie

The work of the Holy Spirit - pagina 320

2 minuten leestijd



his soul,

and kept


in active operation, not as

ous, but as inherent in

and peculiar

Adam's life originated

something extrane-

to his nature.

which God had established Holy Spirit, it follows that Adam's death resulted from God's act of dissolving that union whereby his soul became a corpse. But this is not all. When the body dies it does not disappear; the process of death does not stop there. As a unit it becomes inIf

between his soul and the

in the union

life-principle of the

capable of organic action, but


constituent parts

become capable

producing terrible and corrupting effects. Left unburied in a house, the poisonous gases of dissolution breed malignant fevers of

and cause death to the inhabitants and the community. After this dissolution of flesh and blood, which can not inherit the kingdom of God, the body as such continues to exist, with the possibility of being reanimated and refashioned into a more glorious body, and of being reunited with the soul.

All this can almost literally be applied to the soul. soul dies,

' I


severed from

its life-principle,





the Holy

Spirit, it becomes perfectly motionless and unable to perform any good work. Some things may remain, like loveliness upon the face of the dead yet, however lovely, it is useless and unprofitable. And as a dead body is incapable of any act and inclined to all dissolution, so is a dead soul incapable of any good and inclined to all


A !








But this does not imply that a dead soul is devoid of all activity, any more than a dead body. As the latter contains blood, carbon, and lime, so does the former possess will, feeling, intelligence, and imagination. And these elements of a dead soul become equally active with still more terrible effects, which are sometimes fearful But as the dead body by all its activities can never proto behold. jduce anything to restore its organism, so can the dead soul by all its workings accomplish nothing to restore a harmonious utterance before God. All its utterances are sinful, even as the dead body emits only offensive odors. Yea, the parallel goes


stuffed with herbs,



and encased as a

A corpse may toe embalmed, mummy.




So do many men with fragrant herbs, and wrap it like a

invisible, all unsightliness carefully concealed.


the dead soul,

fill it




mummy in

a shroud of self-righteousness, so that of the indwelling

corruption scarcely anything appears.

But as the Egyptians by

Deze tekst is geautomatiseerd gemaakt en kan nog fouten bevatten. Digibron werkt voortdurend aan correctie. Klik voor het origineel door naar de pdf. Voor opmerkingen, vragen, informatie: contact.

Op Digibron -en alle daarin opgenomen content- is het databankrecht van toepassing. Gebruiksvoorwaarden. Data protection law applies to Digibron and the content of this database. Terms of use.

Bekijk de hele uitgave van maandag 1 januari 1900

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 704 Pagina's

The work of the Holy Spirit - pagina 320

Bekijk de hele uitgave van maandag 1 januari 1900

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 704 Pagina's

PDF Bekijken