Kuyper on Transformation

In Lectures on Calvinism, Abraham Kuyper writes, 

"For our relation to the world; the recognition that in the whole world the curse is restrained by grace, that the life of the world is to be honored in its independence, and that we must, in every domain, discover the treasures and develop the potencies hidden by God in nature and in human life"(31).

Kuyper is making the argument that culture and all things are to be transformed. By developing the potencies hidden by God we will see the world become what it was meant to be. Men will turn to the Lord -- yes! souls will be saved -- and by their salvation cultures will change. This is the vehicle for change of the world, transforming it into what the Lord intended. Our job as believers is to look at the fallen state of the world and man, to then see what God created it to be and to be a part of the redemption process. To change the world back to a state of man's dominion and therefore God's glorification.