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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.

Monday 11 December 2023

Herman Bavinck: “All of God’s creation is good … “

 Herman Bavinck from The Problem of War:

But it is all the more striking that Christianity is devoid of all asceticism and from its very beginning took on a positive relationship to the world at large. This fact is principally found in the statement that God loved the world and that Christ came not to destroy the world but to save it. From this focal point lines are drawn in all directions to indicate the place Christians are to occupy and the attitudes they are to have in this sinful world. They must not withdraw from the world, but being in the world they are to keep themselves from the evil one. Nothing is unclean of itself. All God's creation is good and nothing is to be rejected if it be accepted with thanksgiving. Marriage is honorable among all. The government is God's servant and is entitled to obedience and respect. Whoever becomes a Christian is to remain in the calling to which he was called. The prayer of Jesus' disciples is that God's name be hallowed, that His kingdom come, that His will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. All this points, not to an avoidance, but to a sanctification of the world.

Translated by Stephen Voorwinde. The Banner of Truth (July-August 1977): 46–53.

Wednesday 27 September 2023

Roques & Yeadon on a Dooyeweerdian approach to evangelism

 Yeadon, M. & Roques, M., 2023. Mr Dooyeweerd, Modal Aspects and Dynamic Evangelism. KOERS — Bulletin for Christian Scholarship, 88(1). Available at: https://doi. org/10.19108/KOERS.88.1.2528