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INTRODUCTION

248 health, he

must be

great deal.

he

The

is.

what he

just

But the sick person needs a and normal he must not be what as health and strength are concerned, is

child, so far

perfect ; but the sick person

The

and strength.

man

is.

In order to be healthy

is not

good.

is

very imperfect as regards health

good ; that of the sick is something improvement in health and

condition of the child

And

is

the former's healthy growth

entirely different from the latter's

strength.

This shows how wrong fore the less

fall.

man;

it is

to apply sanctification to

Adam

be-

Sanctification is inconceivable with reference to sin-

foreign to the conception of a creature

whom God

calls

good.

Excellent," says one; hence Adam was born in childlike innocence gradually to attain a higher moral development without sin hence sanctification after all "

;

Certainly not.

A

believer's sanctification ceases

In death he dies to all

sin.

when he

dies.

Sanctification is merely the process

which partly or wholly eliminates sin from man. Wholly freed from sin he is holy, and it is impossible to make him holier than holy.

Even

holy Adam.

for this reason

What need

it is

absurd to apply sanctification to

washing that which is clean? Sanctification presupposes unholiness, and Adam was not unholy. Sin of

being absolutely absent, holiness lacks nothing, but is complete. possessed the same complete holiness now possessed by the

Adam

God in which he stands by faith, and by and by when through death he has absolutely died unto sin.

child of ity

Yet

in

heaven God's children will not stand

in actual-

still their joy and but not their holiness, which lacks nothmore holy than perfectly holy is impossible.

glory will ever increase

,

And to be Their development will consist in drinking ever more copiously from the life of God. ing.

The same

is

Adam he cou/d n/^t be sanctified. and a healthy person can not be healed. one of poison, but poison can not be drawn

true of sinless

;

Sanctification is healing,

Sanctification is to rid

from the hand that is not bitten. The idea of holy, holier, holiest is absurd. That which is broken is not whole, and that which is whole is not broken, Sanctification is to make whole, and since in Adam nothing was broken, there was nothing to be made whole. More whole than whole is unthinkable.

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van maandag 1 januari 1900

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 704 Pagina's

The work of the Holy Spirit - pagina 288

Bekijk de hele uitgave van maandag 1 januari 1900

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 704 Pagina's

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