Abraham Kuyper, the most influential Dutch Reformed thinker and politician of the last century, discusses religion versus faith in this short lecture. Delivered at the Historical Presbyterian Society in 1890, Kuyper puts forth his views on the pitfalls of religious rituals as opposed to the direct faith that the Reformers held to as the most important doctrines. In true Reformed fashion, he argues that ritual in religion is mere symbolism, hindering the believer in drawing near to God. Tracking this line of thought in German and English thought, Kuyper provides a solid argument for God’s direct involvement in the salvation of Christians.
This is a succinct discussion of the opposition between salvation by works and salvation by faith alone, and is essential for any student of Reformed thinking or anyone wanting a greater understanding of this doctrine. With the Logos edition, all the Scripture references are linked to the Bibles in your library and you can study it side by side with all your other Reformed resources.