Tag Archives: Abraham Kuyper

Two Kingdoms vs. Two Cities: What’s the Difference?

As Christians, we are called to be “in” the world but not “of” the world. Jesus preached in the Sermon on the Mount that our mission is to be salt and light (Matt. 5:13-16). But exactly how are we supposed to do this in the midst of a secular culture? What does it look like concretely? […]

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I Cry, But Thou Hearest Not, by Abraham Kuyper

9. I Cry, But Thou Hearest Not To get no answer! when we stand at a closed door and it is not opened, makes us feel anxious. We then knock harder and harder, and when this brings no response, we call louder and louder; and when still no sound is heard, and there comes no […]

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God, My Maker, Who Giveth Me Songs in the Night, by Abraham Kuyper

8. God, My Maker, Who Giveth Me Songs In The Night NIGHT is a mystery in our life, and remains a mystery. For years together, sleep to most people is a provisional going out from life, in order after some seven or eight hours to come back to it. When they fall asleep, which most […]

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That Which I See Not Teach Thou Me, by Abraham Kuyper

7. That Which I See Not Teach Thou Me The knowledge which you have of yourself, or of your inner existence differs according to its source; a part of it you acquired yourself, and a part of it you received from God. If you ask wherein these two parts of your self-knowledge differ, then call […]

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Hearken Unto Me, My People. Give Heed To Me, O Lord! by Abraham Kuyper

6. Hearken Unto Me, My People. Give Heed To Me, O Lord! In times past it was commonly believed that sound itself came from the throat, and that its power was but limited. Hence a word could only be heard at a short distance, farther away it could not be heard, and so we were […]

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When He Turneth Himself Unto Prayer, by Abraham Kuyper

5. When He Turneth Himself Unto Prayer How is this? Does the Lord turn Himself unto our prayer only after long delay? Is not He omnipresent? Is not every whispered and stammering prayer known to Him, before there is yet a word in the tongue? How then can the All-knowing One at first indifferently stand […]

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Not Rich Toward God, by Abraham Kuyper

3. Not Rich Toward God Jesus understood the seriousness of the conflict between God and money, which constantly presses itself upon us; and one may safely say, that in our Western lands this conflict is more fierce than it ever was in the Eastern regions where Jesus ministered. and where the ordinary wants of life […]

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The Souls Which I Have Made, by Abraham Kuyper

2. The Souls Which I Have Made There is subtle charm about the thing that we have made, and this is by no means always because of its intrinsic value, but rather because we have made it ourselves. He who has studied portrait painting and for the sake of perfecting himself in his art copies […]

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To Be Near Unto God, by Abraham Kuyper

1. To Be Near Unto God When in holy ecstasy the Psalmist sings: “I love the Lord, because He has heard my voice and my supplication,” he pours out his whole soul in this song, but no one can analyze that love. To have love for God is something altogether different and something far weaker […]

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