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John Calvin

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День рождения: 10.07.1509 года
Возраст: 54 года
Место рождения: Нуайон, Франция
Дата смерти: 27.05.1564 года
Место смерти: Женева, США

Quotes of 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
  • ⋅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
  • ⋅A dog barks when his master is attacked. I would be a coward if I saw that God's truth is attacked and yet would remain silent /John Calvin
  • ⋅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
  • ⋅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
  • ⋅Every one of us is, even from his mother's womb, a master craftsman of idols. /John Calvin
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  • ⋅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. /John Calvin
  • ⋅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
  • ⋅God tolerates even our stammering, and pardons our ignorance whenever something inadvertently escapes us - as, indeed, without this mercy there would be no freedom to pray. /John Calvin
  • ⋅However many blessings we expect from God, His infinite liberality will always exceed all our wishes and our thoughts. /John Calvin
  • ⋅I consider looseness with words no less of a defect than looseness of the bowels. /John Calvin
  • ⋅Is it faith to understand nothing, and merely submit your convictions implicitly to the Church? /John Calvin
  • ⋅Knowledge of the sciences is so much smoke apart from the heavenly science of Christ. /John Calvin
  • ⋅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
  • ⋅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
  • ⋅Seeing that a Pilot steers the ship in which we sail, who will never allow us to perish even in the midst of shipwrecks, there is no reason why our minds should be overwhelmed with fear and overcome with weariness. /John Calvin
  • ⋅The torture of a bad conscience is the hell of a living soul. /John Calvin
  • ⋅There is no work, however vile or sordid, that does not glisten before God. /John Calvin
  • ⋅There is no worse screen to block out the Spirit than confidence in our own intelligence. /John Calvin
  • ⋅There is not one blade of grass, there is no color in this world that is not intended to make us rejoice. /John Calvin
  • ⋅We must remember that Satan has his miracles, too. /John Calvin
  • ⋅Yet consider now, whether women are not quite past sense and reason, when they want to rule over men. /John Calvin
  • ⋅You must submit to supreme suffering in order to discover the completion of joy. /John Calvin
  • ⋅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 lawsuit, however just, can never be rightly prosecuted by any man, unless he treat his adversary with the same love and good will as if the business under controversy were already amicably settled and composed. Perhaps someone will interpose here that such moderation is so uniformly absent from any lawsuit that it would be a miracle if any such were found. Indeed, I admit that, as the customs of these times go, an example of an upright litigant is rare; but the thing itself, when not corrupted by the addition of any /John Calvin
  • ⋅Feast of Anskar, Archbishop of Hamburg, Missionary to Denmark and Sweden, 865 But sons who are more generously and candidly treated by their fathers do not hesitate to offer them incomplete and halfdone and even defective works, trusting that their obedience and readiness of mind will be accepted by their fathers, even though they have not quite achieved what their fathers intended. Such children ought we to be, firmly trusting that our services will be approved by our most merciful Father, however small, rude, and i /John Calvin
  • ⋅For God, ... declaring that he will be gentle and kind to all, gives to the utterly miserable hope that they will get what they have sought. Accordingly we must note the general forms by which no one from first to last (as people say) is excluded, provided sincerity of heart, dissatisfaction with ourselves, humility, and faith are present in order that our hypocrisy may not profane God's name by calling upon him deceitfully. Our most gracious Father will not cast out those whom he not only urges, but stirs up with ever /John Calvin
  • ⋅Feast of Cuthbert, Bishop of Lindisfarne, Missionary, 687 Continuing a Lenten series on prayer: Although we ought always to raise our minds upwards towards God, and pray without ceasing, yet such is our weakness, which requires to be supported, such our torpor, which requires to be stimulated, that it is requisite for us to appoint special hours for this exercise, hours which are not to pass away without prayer, and during which the whole affections of our minds are to be completely occupied; namely, when we rise in /John Calvin
  • ⋅Continuing a Lenten series on prayer: It must be our anxious care, whenever we are ourselves pressed, or see others pressed by any trial, instantly to have recourse to God. And again, in any prosperity of ourselves or others, we must not omit to testify our recognition of God's hand by praise and thanksgiving. Lastly, we must in all our prayers carefully avoid wishing to confine God to certain circumstances, or prescribe to him the time, place, or mode of action. In like manner, we are taught by [the Lord's] prayer n /John Calvin
  • ⋅Commemoration of John Calvin, renewer of the Church, 1564 However these deeds of men are judged in themselves, still the Lord accomplished his work through them alike when he broke the bloody scepters of arrogant kings and when he overturned intolerable governments. Let the princes hear and be afraid. But we must, in the meantime, be very careful not to despise or violate that authority of magistrates, full of venerable majesty, which God has established by the weightiest decrees, even though it may reside with the m /John Calvin




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