Category Archives: Institutes of the Christian Religion

By inward testimony…

…as God alone is a fit witness of himself in his Word, so also the Word will not find acceptance in men’s hearts before it is sealed by the inward testimony of the Spirit. Calvin, Institutes, Quoted in TWIST, p. … Continue reading

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Human error v. eternal truth…

Although human error is rife in human society, in God’s kingdom only his eternal truth is to be heeded and obeyed. From Calvin’s letter “TO THE MOST HIGH, MOST MIGHTY AND MOST ILLUSTRIOUS PRINCE, FRANCIS, MOST CHRISTIAN KING OF FRANCE,” … Continue reading

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Sending strong delusion…

…God has always exercised his vengeance, and always will, most justly, in sending a strong delusion on those who have not received the love of truth, to make them believe a lie (2 Thess. 2:11) From Calvin’s letter “TO THE … Continue reading

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What befits faith more???

…what befits faith more than to recognize that we are bare of all virtue, in order to be clothed by God? That we are empty of all good, in order to be filled by him? That we are slaves to … Continue reading

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I may be ‘squishy’…

I have not read the whole of Calvin’s corpus…nor even all of his Institutes (though I sure hope to some day). But there was once a time when I did a thorough reading in Book IV on the ‘marks of … Continue reading

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Where the kingdom starts…

John Calvin on Matthew 6:10… Your kingdom come… “…no others keep a lawful order in this petition but those who begin with themselves, that is, to be cleansed of all corruptions that disturb the peaceful state of God’s kingdom and … Continue reading

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The kingdom of God is…

John Calvin on Matthew 6:10… Your kingdom come… “God reigns where men, both by denial of themselves and by contempt of the world and of earthly life, pledge themselves to his righteousness in order to aspire to a heavenly life.”

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