During this time lawsuits have been introduced towards the States of Holland by counter-remonstrant ministers and riots over the controversy broke out in Amsterdam. The new peace would transfer the people’s focus to the controversy and Arminius’ followers. Grotius performed a decisive part in this politico-spiritual battle between the Remonstrants, supporters of non secular tolerance, and the orthodox Calvinists or Counter-Remonstrants. In 1598, on the age of 15 years, he accompanied Johan van Oldenbarnevelt to a diplomatic mission in Paris.
The influence of Grotius declined following the rise of positivism in the subject of worldwide law and the decline of the natural regulation in philosophy. The Carnegie Foundation has however re-issued and re-translated On the Law of War and Peace after the World War I. At the top of 20st century, his work aroused renewed interest as a controversy over the originality of his moral work developed.