Double imputation is considered to be at the center of the ‘classical’ reformed understanding of justification. In today’s quote Calvin says Jesus took our sins and in return we took his purity. This is part [ Read More … ]
Calvin doesn’t go out of his way to properly outline the content of the gospel in his Institutes. Occasionally he will give a throw away line which reveals his thoughts. Today I give one of [ Read More … ]
Calvin rarely says things which reflect New Perspective teaching. This is one instance. Commenting on Colossians and Ephesians he shows the ceremonies of the law separated the Jews from the Gentiles. This is part of [ Read More … ]
Calvin at first defines the law to be the sum total of everything commanded by Moses. He also gives his opinion on what is required by the law for righteousness. This is part of my [ Read More … ]
In book two Calvin addresses the issue of free will. He considers these initially from a philosophical framework through the concepts of moral will and reason. Towards the end of the second section he begins [ Read More … ]
Calvin continues commenting on the Trinity. In today’s quote he refers to an early church father Gregory Nazianzen. Anyone ever heard of him? This is part of my series on Calvin’s Institutes.
Calvin is discussing the doctrine of the Trinity using an impressive array of passages to prove his arguments. It seems in his time he had to deal with Arians and Sabellians. In today’s quote he [ Read More … ]
Calvin compares how the images and idols in Churches are portrayed with prostitutes in brothels. I found it amusing and sad at the same time. Much of Institutes is devoted to criticism and judgment of [ Read More … ]
It seems many undermine the authority and value of the scriptures. In this passage Calvin briefly speaks about the truth of the scriptures and the unmovable foundation they present for what we know about God. [ Read More … ]
Calvin’s first book starts of commenting on epistemological issues relating to how people can know God. General and Special Revelation. Today’s quote concerns scripture. Its one of my more memorable quotes from Calvin.