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John Calvin Quotes


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Nothing is more dangerous than to be blinded by prosperity.

    Topics: Prosperity

Prosperity inebriates men, so that they take delights in their own merits.

    Topics: Prosperity

To know God as the Master and Bestower of all good things, who invites us to request them of Him, and still not go to Him and ask of Him - this would be of as little profit as for a man to neglect a treasure, buried and hidden in the earth, after it had been pointed out to him.

    Topics: Providence
    Source: Institutes, p. 850.

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.

    Topics: Reasoning, Idolatry

Every one of us is, even from his mother's womb, a master craftsman of idols.

    Topics: Rebellion, Idolatry

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.

    Topics: Rebellion

Yet consider now, whether women are not quite past sense and reason, when they want to rule over men.

    Topics: Rebellion, Women

Can true repentance exist without faith? By no means. But although they cannot be separated, they ought to be distinguished.

    Topics: Repentance
    Source: Institutes, p. 311.

Repentance is the true turning of our life to God, a turning that arises from a pure and earnest fear of Him; and it consists in the mortification of the flesh and the renewing of the Spirit.

    Topics: Repentance

The external observance of the Sabbath rest is a Jewish ceremonial ordinance and no longer binding on Christians. Sabbatarians surpass the Jews three times over in a crass and carnal Sabbatarian superstition.

    Topics: Rest

Let us consider this settled, that no one has made progress in the school of Christ who does not joyfully await the day of death and final resurrection.

    Topics: Resurrection
    Source: Institutes, 3.10.5.

Since no man is excluded from calling upon God the gate of salvation is open to all. There is nothing else to hinder us from entering, but our own unbelief.

    Topics: Salvation, Unbelief

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