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Reprinted from When Thou Sittest In Thine House, by Abraham Kuyper, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, Michigan. 1929. Used by permission of Eerdmans Publishing Co.   Training  Then it comes to the training of their children, some Christian parents put themselves above the Lord Jesus. Christ has certainly declared that between His followers and the world there is a difference as of sheep and wolves; but they seem to know better, and think that their children and the children of the world are all of one sort. So they see not the least danger ahead when their baptized and Christ-consecrated children associate and...

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Reprinted from When Thou Sittest In Thine House, by Abraham Kuyper, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, Michigan.1929. Used by permission of Eerdmans Publishing Co. Discipline  Wrong must be rebuked, but in that rebuke itself new wrong, even sin, is possible when it is administered from an unholy motive or in an unrighteous, unpsychological way. With a judge at court this is not so evident, because he is bound by penal law, must take in consideration all sorts of forms, and passes verdict mostly long after the wrong has been committed. But at home with wife and children and...

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Reprinted from When Thou Sittest In Thine House, by Abraham Kuyper, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, Michigan. 1929. Used by permission of Eerdmans Publishing Co. Adversity  “Troubled” is such a fearsome word. Not when one is troubled from lack of courage of faith, but when one feels “oppressed.” Even in a material and physical sense this is true. When in a room where you sit at work fresh air is exhausted, or becomes overheated, so that it becomes difficult to breathe, the lack of air can give you such a feeling of oppression that the blood rushes to...

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(The following paragraph is the concluding paragraph of Chapter 1 in which Kuyper deals with general principles of church reformation. In particular, he has been talking in previous paragraphs concerning the nature of the offices in the Church of Christ. In this paragraph he discusses the work of the Holy Spirit in the office.) 12. In What Way the Holy Spirit Binds Together the Earthly Office With the Heavenly Messiah-Office of King Jesus. 

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(Note: Kuyper is still talking in this paragraph of the proper formation of the church. In this connection he has talked about the relationship between the church as organism and the church as institute, the relationship between the office of believers and the special offices in the church, and how the institute of the church is actually formed. It is, in Kuyper’s judgment, necessary to understand the true nature of the church in order to understand how the church can deteriorate and degenerate and why the church is in need of church reformation.

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(Kuyper takes the position in this pamphlet that in order to understand reformation in the church one must understand deformation. And in order to understand the deformation of the church one must understand what the Scriptural idea of the church is. In the last paragraph Kuyper has spoken of the importance of the local church as the manifestation of the body of Christ. He concluded that section with the words: “For this reason, therefore, we maintain that Scripture history, and precision of terminology all agree with the idea that the local church is the essence of the church.

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(In his discussion concerning the ideal form which the church of Christ ought to take on this earth, Kuyper has discussed the fact that a congregation is made up of believers and their seed, that the church receives into her fellowship members from other churches, that the church must also be busy in the work of missions. In the following paragraphs he discusses the question of authority in the church.)

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