19 May 2011

Bavinck to Young Men

Herman Bavinck, Dutch reformed theologian, to a group of seminary students a century ago:
In your youthful over-estimation of yourself, never make a hasty decision until, after extensive and precise research, you are capable of making a good judgment. In everything, hold tenaciously to your faith and to the holy ideal that brought you here. If God is for us we have nothing to fear.
--quoted in Ron Gleason, Herman Bavinck: Pastor, Churchman, Statesman, and Theologian (P&R, 2010), 349

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