Quotable

7 Dec

This lengthy quotation comes from Dr. Abraham Kuyper’s Princeton University “Lectures on Calvinism”*:

“It is shown that Calvinism has a sharply-defined starting-point of its own for the three fundamental relations of all human existence: viz., our relation to God, to man, and to the world.  For our relation to God: an immediate fellowship of man with the Eternal, independent of priest or church.  For the relation of man to man: the recognition in each person of human worth, which is his by virtue of his creation after the Divine likeness, and therefore of the equality of all men before God and his magistrate.  And for our relation to the world: the recognition that in the whole world the curse is restrained by grace, that the life of the world is to be honored in its independence, and that we must, in every domain, discover the treasures and develop the potencies hidden by God in nature and in human life.”

 

 

 

* From lecture one, entitled, “Calvinism as a Life-System.”

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