Friday, November 8, 2013

A Voice from the Past - Calvin

Meanwhile, being placed in this most beautiful theatre, let us not decline to take a pious delight in the clear and manifest works of God. For, as we have elsewhere observed, though not the chief, it is, in point of order, the first evidence of faith, to remember to which side soever we turn, that all which meets the eye is the work of God, and at the same time to meditate with pious care on the end which God had in view in creating it.

John Calvin, 1509-1564, Institutes of the Christian Religion, Book I, Chapter XIV, 20 (translated by Henry Beveridge, Volume I, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1973, p. 156)

What can we learn about God from nature? Are there limitations to this?

1 comment:

  1. Looking up at the stars fill me awe. It so amazes me how small the earth is when it is compared to the universe. Who could ever fathom the power of a being who could do all of this? And how could anyone ever think it all happened apart from a designer?