Friday, October 21, 2011

A Voice from the Past - John Calvin

For, first of all, the pious mind does not devise for itself any kind of God, but looks alone to the one true God; nor does it feign for him any character it pleases, but is contented to have him in the character in which he manifests himself, always guarding with the utmost diligence, against transgressing his will, and wandering, with daring presumption, from the right path.

John Calvin, 1509-1564, Institutes of the Christian Religion, Book I, Chapter 2, Section 2 (translated by Henry Beveridge, Wm B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1973, p. 41)

Is this true? What should it mean for our approach to God?


  1. It seems to me like the most quoted theologians are from the past. I guess it's because they weren't as distracted from the study of God's Word as we are today?

    God bless and have a wonderful weekend :-)

    *The Old Geezer Blog

  2. I won't disagree with that, but I also think standing the test of time is one thing that shows someone is worth quote.

    God bless and have a wonderful weekend to you too.