Abraham Kuyper: Reformed Statesman

Abraham Kuyper: Reformed Statesman

Abraham Kuyper used his massive intellect and top-flight educational achievements to wage war against the destructive forces of Modernism. He wrote, “it must be felt that in Modernism the vast energy of an all-embracing life-system assails us, then also it mush be understood that we have to take our stand in a life-system of equally comprehensive and far-reaching power.” He then asserted that the alternative “life-system” was the comprehensive worldview of Calvinism.

Race Counseling in the Early Church
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Race Counseling in the Early Church

To employ the vocabulary of the modernists, the early church seemed to suffer from a classic case of xenophobia and privilege. Successful evangelical work on the part of the Church in and around Jerusalem had brought members from two diverse groups of distant brothers back into closer proximity than they had been for centuries and problems were bound to arise.

By the time of Acts chapter six, dissension had arisen between the Hellenists and the Hebraics. The accusation was favoritism.