A Kuyperian Imperative

Character Introduction: In a talk about Kuyperianism, I probably ought to begin with a brief biographical mention of Abraham Kuyper. Just as Calvin helped to nickname a theological position that existed long before he was born, so also Abraham Kuyper did the same. Calvin exalted the sovereignty of God in salvation in the same way …


“Truth is absolute, but it does not ‘keep’ in the way some people assume. The truth as God knows it is obviously timeless, but the truth as it is entrusted to us is affected by the attitudes and faith of the trustees. Truth is wine, and certain keepers of the cellars do what they do in such a way that it makes them guardians of vinegar.”

The Auburn Avenue Chronicles Vol. 2, pp. 539-540