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way by those who all their life have been there is a deeply impressed by God's power. For b essed two-fold sense of God's presence, ^ow awful confellowship with God. And again in the the fears sciousness of God's terrible presence w'lth after that assail us. And if we were dealt this latter our sins and according to our deserts, even fellowfellowship would be our only portion, This it will forship with God in his holy anger. ever be in hell. This is hell. Here on earth diversion and all sorts of meai^ of God are at our command to put the thought away from us. The ungodly enjoy this awful being privilege in life that they can sm, without few troubled in their conscience for more than a moments at a time by the presence of Almighty God They can put a screen between them^selves and God and thus be far distant from him. But not so in eternitv. There they stand continually consciousness in the presence of God. This awful that dieth of God's presence will be the worm not and the fire that is not quenched. here on earth It is different with those who have known what it is to be at peace with God. They have experienced divine grace. God withhimself in their behalf in such a way that

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and of this world does not stand between God those who fear him, but Christ the Reconciler, here the Goel, the Mediator. And thus already on earth sweet and blessed communion with God in Christ can be enjoyed. 91

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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 95

Bekijk de hele uitgave van dinsdag 1 januari 1918

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 620 Pagina's

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