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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.

Sunday, 25 February 2007

AoLR - Goudzwaard pages

I have added three more articles by Bob Goudzwaard to the All of life redeemed site:

These are the first three chapters from his Aid for the Overdeveloped West (Wedge, 1975). Although over 30 years old these papers ring out with prophetic import.

In 'Our gods have failed us' he makes these insightful comments:

In order to understand our own times, I should like to draw your attention to three basic biblical rules which together explain man's relation to God and to his theoretical and practical pursuits.

The first basic rule is that every man is serving god(s) in his life.

The second basic rule is that every man is transformed into an image of his god.

The third basic rule is that mankind creates and forms a structure of society in its own image. In the development of human civilization, man forms, creates, and changes the structure of his society, and in doing so he portrays in his work the intention of his own heart. He gives to the structure of that society something of his own image and likeness. In it he betrays something of his own lifestyle, of his own god.

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