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John Calvin
John Calvin

A French scholar, John Calvin became a preacher and was one of the main forces of the Reformation in the 16th century. Born in 1509, Calvin was born into a Roman Catholic family but became attracted to the new teachings of humanism that were coming out of the Renaissance. He became increasingly disenchanted with his faith, and converted somewhere around 1532. He fled France when the king s…

Date of Birth: July 10, 1509
Date of Death: May 27, 1564


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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" John Calvin
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"Every one of us is, even from his mother's womb, a master craftsman of idols" John Calvin
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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" John Calvin
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"dispensers and administrators of the Devine beneficence towards us." John Calvin
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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
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"I consider looseness with words no less of a defect than looseness of the bowels" John Calvin
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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" John Calvin
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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" John Calvin
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"[A]ll men were created to busy themselves with labor for the common good." John Calvin
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"Though Satan instills his poison, and fans the flames of our corrupt desires within us,we are yet not carried by any external force to the commission of sin, but our own flesh entices us, and we willingly yield to its allurements" John Calvin
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"Knowledge of the sciences is so much smoke apart from the heavenly science of Christ" John Calvin
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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" John Calvin
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"There is no work, however vile or sordid, that does not glisten before God." John Calvin
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"You must submit to supreme suffering in order to discover the completion of joy" John Calvin
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"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" John Calvin
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"Let us not cease to do the utmost, that we may incessantly go forward in the way of the Lord; and let us not despair of the smallness of our accomplishments" John Calvin
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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." John Calvin
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"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" John Calvin
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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." John Calvin
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"Yet consider now, whether women are not quite past sense and reason, when they want to rule over men" John Calvin
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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." John Calvin
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