Thursday, November 29, 2012

Calvin: the word from God

Thursday, November 29, 2012
Your statutes stand firm;
    holiness adorns your house
    for endless days, O LORD.
    —Psalm 93:5 (NIV)
    As to the question, How shall we be persuaded that it came from God without recurring to a decree of the Church? it is just the same as if it were asked, How shall we learn to distinguish light from darkness, white from black, sweet from bitter? Scripture bears upon the face of it as clear evidence of its truth, as white and black do of their colour, sweet and bitter of their taste.
    ... John Calvin (1509-1564), The Institutes of the Christian Religion, v. I [1559], tr. John Allen, Presbyterian Board of Publication and Sabbath-School Work, 1921, I.vii.2, p. 76-77 (see the book)
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, Your Spirit testifies to the truth.
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