Calvin Quotes of the Day

“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” - See more at: 
"For we unjustly defraud God of his right, unless each of us lives and dies in dependence on his sovereign pleasure." ~ Tracts & Letters of John Calvin, Vol. 6, pg 236 - See more at:
"But in promising it, of what sort did he declare his Spirit would be? One that would speak not from himself but would suggest to and instill into their minds what he had handed on through the Word [John 16:13]. Therefore the Spirit, promised to us, has not the task of inventing new and unheard-of revelations, or of forging a new kind of doctrine, to lead us away from the received doctrine of the gospel, but of sealing our minds with that very doctrine which is commended by the gospel." ~ Institutes of the Christian Religion - See more at:
"Furthermore, those who, having forsaken Scripture, imagine some way or other of reaching God, ought to be thought of as not so much gripped by error as carried away with frenzy. For of late, certain giddy men have arisen who, with great haughtiness exalting the teaching office of the Spirit, despise all reading and laugh at the simplicity of those who, as they express it, still follow the dead and killing letter." ~ Institutes of the Christian Religion - See more at:

"Man with all his shrewdness is as stupid about understanding by himself the mysteries of God, as an ass is incapable of understanding musical harmony." - See more at:

"Those who fall away have never been thoroughly imbued with the knowledge of Christ but only had a slight and passing taste of it." - See more at:

“If it seems more horrible to kill a man in his own house, than in a field,…it ought surely to be deemed more atrocious to destroy a fetus in the womb before it has come to light.” - See more at:

“How, indeed, can we explain our soul’s salvation except in terms of God’s good pleasure and his free gift of mercy? For if we think that we are better than others whom he has passed over or abandoned, we simply demean God’s unconditional kindness through which we obtain salvation. And this we do every time we seek to gain a measure of importance or esteem in men’s eyes. Every mouth must of necessity be shut.” -Semons on the Beatitudes


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