24 Abraham Kuyper Quotes

  • "The "book of nature" must always be read in light of God's special revelation, the Bible."

    - Abraham Kuyper
    Topics: The Bible


  • "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
    Topics: Service


  • "In the total expanse of human life there is not a single square inch of which the Christ, who alone is sovereign, does not declare, 'That is mine!'"

    - Abraham Kuyper
    Topics: Christ


  • "We can exert power for good, therefore, only if we are prepared to drum it into our heads that the church of Christ can never exert influence on civil society directly, only indirectly."

    - Abraham Kuyper
    Topics: Examples, Government


  • "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
    Topics: Faith


  • "In the total expanse of human life there is not a single square inch of which the Christ, who alone is sovereign, does not declare, 'That is mine!'"

    - Abraham Kuyper
    Topics: Christ


  • "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."

    - Abraham Kuyper
    Topics: Life


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

    - Abraham Kuyper
    Topics: Friendship


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

    - Abraham Kuyper
    Topics: Education


  • "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
    Topics: Service


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

    - Abraham Kuyper
    Topics: Education


  • "When principles that run against your deepest convictions begin to win the day, then 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."

    - Abraham Kuyper
    Topics: Obedience


  • "The "book of nature" must always be read in light of God's special revelation, the Bible."

    - Abraham Kuyper
    Topics: The Bible


  • "God built into the creation a variety of cultural spheres, such as the family, economics, politics, art, and intellectual inquiry. Each of these spheres has its own proper "business" and needs its own unique pattern of authority. When we confuse spheres, by violating the proper boundaries of church and state, for instance, or reducing the academic life to a business enterprise, we transgress the patterns that God has set."

    - Abraham Kuyper
    Topics: Creation, Authority


  • "We can exert power for good, therefore, only if we are prepared to drum it into our heads that the church of Christ can never exert influence on civil society directly, only indirectly."

    - Abraham Kuyper
    Topics: Examples, Government



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