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"If God is sovereign, then his lordship must extend over all of life, and it cannot be restricted to the walls of the church or within the Christian orbit." Abraham Kuyper Common Grace 1.1.

Saturday, 14 January 2006

Calvin Seerveld on Reformational Christianity 'Calvinian faith-tradition' and 'Reformational Christianity' - which is my pedigree for thinking, for developing a philosophy, for reading Scripture and praying, for living daily life - I mean (1) a life that would be deeply committed to the scriptural injunction not to be conformed to patterns of this age, but to be re-formed by the renewal of our consciousness so that we will be able to discern what God wills for action on earth (cf. Romans 1:12); and (2) an approach in history which honours the genius of the Reformation spearheaded by Martin Luther and John Calvin in the sixteenth century, developed by Groen van Prinsterer and Abraham Kuyper in the nineteenth century, as a particular christian cultural tradition out of which one can richly serve the Lord; and (3) a concern that we be communally busy re-forming as an ongoing way rather than standing pat in the past tense (ecclesia reformata semper reformanda est).

Calvin Seerveld (Paternoster Press, 1999, pp. xvi-xvii)

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