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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.

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Groen van Prinsterer on politics

Groen van Prinsterer's approach to politics:

To engage in politics as a Christian meant for him ... not just to work from a personal inspiration based on the Bible, but to pursue a Christian politics, a Christian state, a Christian public school. For Groen, politics and government were not neutral, technical areas where Christians too, motivated by their personal beliefs, could be active. Politics, government, education were institutions that ought to fall entirely under the law of God.

From Gerrit J. Schutte Guillame van Prinsterer: His Life and Work (translated by Harry van Dyke), Publisher's imprint

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