A young reformer who had grown increasingly critical of the departure of the Reformed Church and the nation from their theological moorings, Kuyper was encouraged to enter politics, which he did in 1874, when he was elected a member of Parliament. The church at this time was already sliding toward liberalism, having tolerated Arminianism and Deism for some time already. In some circles theologians openly denied Christ's bodily resurrection and Kuyper himself had accepted liberalism during his student years. It was Kuyper's own congregation which led him to conversion in those early years of ministry before he entered politics. He writes of the experience, "I had not yet found the Word of reconciliation. In their simple language they brought me this in the absolute form in which alone my soul can rest. I discovered that the Holy Scripture does not only cause us to find justification by faith, but also discloses the foundation of all areas of human life." (1)
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Issue: "Christ and Culture" March/April 1992 Vol. 1 No. 2 Page number(s): 17
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