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John Calvin Quotes

John Calvin
Every one of us is, even from his mother's womb, a master craftsman of idols
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#Idols

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For though we very truly hear that the kingdom of God will be filled with splendor, joy, happiness and glory, yet when these things are spoken of, they remain utterly remote from our perception, and as it were, wrapped in obscurities, until that day
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#Glory

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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
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#Belief

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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
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#Glory

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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
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#Forgiveness

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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
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#Fear

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We must remember that Satan has his miracles, too.
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#French Theologian #Miracles

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It behooves us to accomplish what God requires of us, even when we are in the greatest despair respecting the results
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#Despair

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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
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#God

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Is it faith to understand nothing, and merely submit your convictions implicitly to the Church?
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#French Theologian

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The most perfect way of seeking God, and the most suitable order, is not for us to attempt with bold curiosity to penetrate to the investigation of His essence, which we ought more to adore than meticulously to search out, but for us to contemplate H
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#God

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There is not one blade of grass, there is no color in this world that is not intended to make us rejoice
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#Color

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The torture of a bad conscience is the hell of a living soul
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#Conscience

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Build a man a fire and he will be warm for a day; set him on fire and he will be warm for the rest of his life.
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#French Theologian

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Hence that dread and amazement with which as Scripture uniformly relates holy men were struck and overwhelmed whenever they beheld the presence of God men are never duly touched and impressed with a conviction of their insignificance until they have
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#Men

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There is no work, however vile or sordid, that does not glisten before God.
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#French Theologian

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Wherever we find the Word of God surely preached and heard, and the sacraments administered according to the institution of Christ, there, it is not to be doubted, is a church of God.
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#God #Churches

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I consider looseness with words no less of a defect than looseness of the bowels
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#Words

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Each eye can have its vision separately; but when we are looking at anything… our vision, which in itself is divided, joins up and unites in order to give itself as a whole to the object that is put before it.
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#Vision

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All the blessings we enjoy are Divine deposits, committed to our trust on this condition, that they should be dispensed for the benefit of our neighbors.
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#French Theologian

John Calvin
Each eye can have its vision separately; but when we are looking at anything… our vision, which in itself is divided, joins up and unites in order to give itself as a whole to the object that is put before it.
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#Jesus Christ

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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.
John Calvin
#French Theologian

John Calvin
Every one of us is, even from his mother's womb, a master craftsman of idols.
John Calvin
#French Theologian

John Calvin
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.
John Calvin
#French Theologian

John Calvin
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.
John Calvin
#French Theologian

John Calvin
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.
John Calvin
#French Theologian

John Calvin
However many blessings we expect from God, His infinite liberality will always exceed all our wishes and our thoughts.
John Calvin
#French Theologian

John Calvin
I consider looseness with words no less of a defect than looseness of the bowels.
John Calvin
#French Theologian