Kuyper discusses what he calls the calling of the regenerate or the calling to repentance in the order of salvation. It is a stage that follows the regeneration of the elect sinner, the quickening, endowment with faith and uniting with Jesus Christ. In the order of salvation this is the stage where the Word brings the sinner to repentance.
Is it harmful for a Christian to sit behind a comedy show and enjoy a time of laughter? This article looks at both sinful laughter and holy laughter. Laughter is part of man’s nature as he was created by God. In fact, God Himself laughs, and Christians are promised a time of laughter. Mourning and sorrow are the result of sin, and therefore there is such a thing as sinful laughter.
Is the Bible against living a luxurious life? Can a Christian strive for luxury? In our age of consumerism this is a relevant question to ask. The author of this article shows that in its nature luxury is relative, since there will never be equality on this earth. The author maintains that there is both good and bad luxury, and urges the Christian to desire first of all to find their satisfaction in Christ.