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John Calvin

John Calvin

A dog barks when his master is attacked. I would be a coward if I saw that God's truth is attacked and yet would remain silentMore John Calvin [07/11/2011 01:07:42]
Augustine does not disagree with this when he teaches that it is a faculty of the reason and the will to choose good with the assistance of grace; evil, when grace is absent.More John Calvin [07/11/2011 01:07:02]
Every one of us is, even from his mother's womb, a master craftsman of idols.More John Calvin [07/11/2011 01:07:11]
For there is no one so great or mighty that he can avoid the misery that will rise up against him when he resists and strives against God.More John Calvin [07/11/2011 01:07:21]
God preordained, for his own glory and the display of His attributes of mercy and justice, a part of the human race, without any merit of their own, to eternal salvation, and another part, in just punishment of their sin, to eternal damnation.More John Calvin [07/11/2011 01:07:31]
God tolerates even our stammering, and pardons our ignorance whenever something inadvertently escapes us - as, indeed, without this mercy there would be no freedom to pray.More John Calvin [07/11/2011 01:07:45]
However many blessings we expect from God, His infinite liberality will always exceed all our wishes and our thoughts.More John Calvin [07/11/2011 01:07:56]
Is it faith to understand nothing, and merely submit your convictions implicitly to the Church?More John Calvin [07/11/2011 01:07:15]
Man's mind is like a store of idolatry and superstition; so much so that if a man believes his own mind it is certain that he will forsake God and forge some idol in his own brain.More John Calvin [07/11/2011 01:07:35]
No man is excluded from calling upon God, the gate of salvation is set open unto all men: neither is there any other thing which keepeth us back from entering in, save only our own unbelief.More John Calvin [07/11/2011 01:07:47]
Seeing that a Pilot steers the ship in which we sail, who will never allow us to perish even in the midst of shipwrecks, there is no reason why our minds should be overwhelmed with fear and overcome with weariness.More John Calvin [07/11/2011 01:07:02]
There is no worse screen to block out the Spirit than confidence in our own intelligence.More John Calvin [07/11/2011 01:07:39]
There is not one blade of grass, there is no color in this world that is not intended to make us rejoice.More John Calvin [07/11/2011 01:07:49]
We must remember that Satan has his miracles, too.More John Calvin [07/11/2011 01:07:59]
Yet consider now, whether women are not quite past sense and reason, when they want to rule over men.More John Calvin [07/11/2011 01:07:09]
You must submit to supreme suffering in order to discover the completion of joy.More John Calvin [07/11/2011 01:07:22]
Man's mind is like a store of idolatry and superstition; so much so that if a man believes his own mind it is certain that he will forsake God and forge some idol in his own brainMore John Calvin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A lawsuit, however just, can never be rightly prosecuted by any man, unless he treat his adversary with the same love and good will as if the business under controversy were already amicably settled and composed. Perhaps someone will interpose here that such moderation is so uniformly absent from any lawsuit that it would be a miracle if any such were found. Indeed, I admit that, as the customs of these times go, an example of an upright litigant is rare; but the thing itself, when not corrupted by the addition of anyMore John Calvin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Feast of Anskar, Archbishop of Hamburg, Missionary to Denmark and Sweden, 865 But sons who are more generously and candidly treated by their fathers do not hesitate to offer them incomplete and halfdone and even defective works, trusting that their obedience and readiness of mind will be accepted by their fathers, even though they have not quite achieved what their fathers intended. Such children ought we to be, firmly trusting that our services will be approved by our most merciful Father, however small, rude, and iMore John Calvin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
For God, ... declaring that he will be gentle and kind to all, gives to the utterly miserable hope that they will get what they have sought. Accordingly we must note the general forms by which no one from first to last (as people say) is excluded, provided sincerity of heart, dissatisfaction with ourselves, humility, and faith are present in order that our hypocrisy may not profane God's name by calling upon him deceitfully. Our most gracious Father will not cast out those whom he not only urges, but stirs up with everMore John Calvin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Feast of Cuthbert, Bishop of Lindisfarne, Missionary, 687 Continuing a Lenten series on prayer: Although we ought always to raise our minds upwards towards God, and pray without ceasing, yet such is our weakness, which requires to be supported, such our torpor, which requires to be stimulated, that it is requisite for us to appoint special hours for this exercise, hours which are not to pass away without prayer, and during which the whole affections of our minds are to be completely occupied; namely, when we rise in More John Calvin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Continuing a Lenten series on prayer: It must be our anxious care, whenever we are ourselves pressed, or see others pressed by any trial, instantly to have recourse to God. And again, in any prosperity of ourselves or others, we must not omit to testify our recognition of God's hand by praise and thanksgiving. Lastly, we must in all our prayers carefully avoid wishing to confine God to certain circumstances, or prescribe to him the time, place, or mode of action. In like manner, we are taught by [the Lord's] prayer nMore John Calvin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Commemoration of John Calvin, renewer of the Church, 1564 However these deeds of men are judged in themselves, still the Lord accomplished his work through them alike when he broke the bloody scepters of arrogant kings and when he overturned intolerable governments. Let the princes hear and be afraid. But we must, in the meantime, be very careful not to despise or violate that authority of magistrates, full of venerable majesty, which God has established by the weightiest decrees, even though it may reside with the mMore John Calvin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Commemoration of Maximilian Kolbe, Franciscan Friar, Priest, Martyr, 1941 Whether God revealed Himself to the patriarchs by oracles and visions, or suggested, by means of the ministry of men, what should be handed down by tradition to their posterity, it is beyond a doubt that their minds were impressed with a firm assurance of the doctrine, so that they were persuaded and convinced that the information they had received came from God... But since we are not favored with daily oracles from heaven, and since it is More John Calvin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Feast of Henry Martyn, Translator of the Scriptures, Missionary in India & Persia, 1812 A dog barks when his master is attacked. I would be a coward if I saw that God's truth is attacked and yet would remain silent.More John Calvin [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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