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  • We cannot be passive and silent towards those who reject God's Word and our holy faith.

  • The seminaries must be like the churches' poor relations, prolonging their existence with austerity.

  • The motive of art comes to us not from what exists, but from the notion that there is something higher, something nobler, something richer, and that what exists corresponds only partially to all of this.

    "Wisdom and Wonder: Common Grace in Science and Art".
  • There are two kinds of beauty; there is a beauty which God gives at birth, and which withers as a flower. And there is a beauty which God grants when by His grace men are born again. That kind of beauty never vanishes but blooms eternally.

  • There is not one square inch of the entire creation about which Jesus does not cry out, 'This is mine!'

    Abraham Kuyper, James C. Schaap (1997). “Near Unto God”, p.7, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • We understand hereby, that the family, the business, science, art and so forth are all social spheres, which do not owe their existence to the State, but obey a high authority within their own bosom; an authority which rules, by the grace of God, just as the sovereignty of the State does.

    Abraham Kuyper (2007). “Lectures on Calvinism”, p.90, Cosimo, Inc.
  • How often has not the parallel been drawn and the golden age of the Roman Empire, when the external brilliancy of life likewise dazzled the eye, notwithstanding that the social diagnosis could yield no other verdict than 'rotten to the very core'?

    Abraham Kuyper (2009). “Lectures on Calvinism”, p.173, Cosimo, Inc.
  • Sin lives solely by plagiarising the ideas of God

  • There is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not cry, Mine!

    Abraham Kuyper, James D. Bratt (1998). “Abraham Kuyper: A Centennial Reader”, p.461, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Unchecked, the dominating influences of money and of barren intellectualism would reduce the life of emotions to freezing point. And, unable to grasp the holier benefits of religion, the mysticism of the heart reacts in the art-intoxication. .... In this cold, irreligious and practical age the warmth of this devotion to art has kept alive many higher aspirations of our soul, which otherwise might readily have died, as they did in the middle of the last century.

    Art   Soul   Age  
    Abraham Kuyper (2007). “Lectures on Calvinism”, p.143, Cosimo, Inc.
  • One desire has been the ruling passion of my life. One high motive has acted like a spur upon my mind and soul. and sooner than that I should seek escape from the sacred necessity that is laid upon me, let the breath of life fail me. It is this: That in spite of all worldly opposition, God's holy ordinances shall be established again in the home, in the school and in the State for the good of the people; to carve as it were into the conscience of the nation the ordinances of the Lord, to which Bible and Creation bear witness, until the nation pays homage again to God

  • There is not an inch of any sphere of life over which Jesus Christ does not say, 'Mine.'

  • God created hand, head, and heart; the hand for the deed, the head for the world, the heart for mysticism.

    Abraham Kuyper (2007). “Lectures on Calvinism”, p.188, Cosimo, Inc.
  • A charity which knows only how to give money is not yet Christian love. You will be free of guilt only when you also give your time, your energy, and your resourcefulness to help end such abuses for good, and when you allow nothing that lies hidden in the storehouse of your Christian religion to remain unused against the cancer that is destroying the vitality of our society in such alarming ways.

  • The question is not if the candidate's heart is favorable to Christianity, but if he has Christ as his starting point even for politics, and will speak out His name!

  • Every science in a certain degree starts from faith, and, on the contrary, faith, which does not lead to science, is mistaken faith or superstition, but real, genuine faith it is not.

    Abraham Kuyper (1931). “Lectures on Calvinism”, p.131, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • The greatest gift a church can receive is to have a group of families who take their responsibilitie s with such Christian seriousness that they are willing to completely alter their lifestyle to raise up disciples for Jesus Christ.

  • He is your friend who pushes you nearer to God.

  • When the principles that run against your deepest convictions begin to win the day, then the battle is your calling, and peace has become sin. You must at the price of dearest peace lay your convictions bare before friend and enemy with all the fire of your faith.

  • What is hell other than a realm in which unholiness works without restraint in body and soul?

    Abraham Kuyper (2007). “The Work of the Holy Spirit”, p.9, Cosimo, Inc.
  • The Holy Scripture is like a diamond: in the dark it is like a piece of glass, but as soon as the light strikes it the water begins to sparkle, and the scintillation of life greets us.

    Abraham Kuyper (2007). “The Work of the Holy Spirit”, p.58, Cosimo, Inc.
  • Calvinism is an all-embracing system of principles... It is rooted in a form of religion which was peculiarly its own, and form that specific religious consciousness there was developed first a particular theology, then a special church-order, and then a given form for political and social life.

  • To have faith in the Word, Scripture must not grasp us in our critical thought, but in the life of the soul.

    Abraham Kuyper (2007). “The Work of the Holy Spirit”, p.78, Cosimo, Inc.
  • It is impossible, Bible in hand, to limit Christ's Church to one's own little community. It is everywhere, in all parts of the world; and whatever its external form, frequently changing, often impure, yet the gifts wherever received increase our riches.

    Abraham Kuyper (2007). “The Work of the Holy Spirit”, p.186, Cosimo, Inc.
  • The curse should no longer rest upon the world itself, but upon that which is sinful in it, and instead of monastic flight from the world the duty is now emphasized of serving God in the world, in every position in life.

    Abraham Kuyper (2007). “Lectures on Calvinism”, p.30, Cosimo, Inc.
  • Genius is a sovereign power; it forms schools; it lays hold on the spirits of men, with irresistible might; and it exercises an immeasurable influence on the whole condition of human life. This sovereignty of genius is a gift of God, possessed only by his grace. It is subject to no one and is responsible to him alone who has granted it this ascendancy.

    Abraham Kuyper (2007). “Lectures on Calvinism”, p.95, Cosimo, Inc.
  • Do not bury our glorious orthodoxy in the treacherous pit of a spurious conservatism.

  • Whatever man may stand, whatever he may do, to whatever he may apply his hand - in agriculture, in commerce, and in industry, or his mind, in the world of art, and science - he is, in whatsoever it may be, constantly standing before the face of God. He is employed in the service of his God. He has strictly to obey his God. And above all, he has to aim at the glory of his God.

  • ... we have gratefully to receive from the hand of God the institution of the state with its magistrates as a means of preservation.... On the other hand ... by virtue of our natural impulse, we must ever watch against the danger which lurks for our personal liberty in the power of the state.

    Abraham Kuyper (2007). “Lectures on Calvinism”, p.81, Cosimo, Inc.
  • Unity is the ultimate goal of all the ways of God.

    Abraham Kuyper, James D. Bratt (1998). “Abraham Kuyper: A Centennial Reader”, p.21, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
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