| Nothing is more dangerous than to be blinded by prosperity.|
| Prosperity inebriates men, so that they take delights in their own merits.|
| 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.|
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.|
| 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.|
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.|
| 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.|
| 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.|
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