Tuesday, January 03, 2006

CQOD: 01/04/06 -- Calvin: the sufficiency of Scripture

Christian Quotation of the Day

January 4, 2006
    He said to him, 'If they do not hear Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be convinced if someone should rise from the dead.'
    -- Luke 16:31 (ESV)

    Scripture will ultimately suffice for a saving knowledge of God only when its certainty is founded upon the inward persuasion of the Holy Spirit. Indeed, these human testimonies which exist to confirm it will not be vain if, as secondary aids to our feebleness, they follow that chief and highest testimony. But those who wish to prove to unbelievers that Scripture is the Word of God are acting foolishly, for only by faith can this be known.
    ... John Calvin (1509-1564)

Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, lead me away from foolish debates, to care only for faithfulness to Your Word. Instead, I pray that You will bring _____ and _____ to faith and trust in You, knowing and understanding the story of Your grace in Scripture.

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