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Things are only right when the workings of the emotions and of the intellect unite in proper equipoise and in pure harmony. But sin can not tolerate this.

It continuall}^

breaks the equipoise

and banishes harmony, so that

first, there is a the feeling, and then there is a period when the feeling sentences the And in the face of it all. intellect to silence. it is ever the sacred calling of preaching to form just estimates of every abuse, and to jealously urge the restoration of equipoise and of pure

time when the intellect

kills

harmony. In these meditations on the knowledge of God. first considered, therefore, the working of the hidden fellowship from every side. We have seen what the imagination, inspiration, the working of the will, love, the impressions obtained

we have

nature, from man, and finally from Christ, contribute to the true knowledge of God. The reality of the secret walk with God had first to be made palpable. This was done the more easily because it harmonizes with the trend of the age. Emphasizing the reality of inner sensations agrees with current notions of the times. Barren trifling with ideas in religion has at length also repelled the common mind. Men crave the things that caji be felt and handled and immediately enjoyed, and that can pleasantly affect the entire

from

But it would be an unpardonable which would soon avenge itself, if this were The Scripture does not allow it. The Church

personality. fault, all.

enters its protest against it. Every child of God asks for more. In Scripture the significance of the name is profound and far-reaching. The name of the 242

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van dinsdag 1 januari 1918

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 620 Pagina's

To be near unto God - pagina 246

Bekijk de hele uitgave van dinsdag 1 januari 1918

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 620 Pagina's

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