Tag Archives: John Calvin

The Final Resurrection

Today is Good Friday which is still recognized in the post-Christian West as a memorial and celebration of the Easter Friday that Jesus Christ willingly gave His life on the Cross, as the Passover Lamb, to vicariously pay our penalty, … Continue reading

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Predestination: Did God choose to save some?

by John Calvin (abridged)1,2 Eternal Election, Or God’s Predestination of Some to Salvation, and of Others to Destruction 1. The Gospel not being equally preached to all, and among those to whom it is preached not always finding the same reception, … Continue reading

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On Christian Liberty

by John Calvin (abridged)1,2 1. Christian Liberty is an appendix to justification. But there are some who, under pretext of this liberty, cast off all obedience to God, and precipitate themselves into the most unbridled licentiousness [state of indulging in excessive … Continue reading

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Did John Calvin have a man executed for heresy?

You may have read or heard that John Calvin was involved in the execution of man for heresy in the Biblical republic he help found in Geneva, Switzerland. The man was Michael Servetus (1511–1553) and he was executed for heresy. But … Continue reading

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By faith alone, resting on the mercy of God

Justification by Faith. The Name and Thing Defined by John Calvin (abridged)1,2 1. Justification by faith has been discussed before this, but slightly, because it was necessary first to understand that the faith, by which alone we attain justification, is not … Continue reading

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What does biblical repentance mean?

On Repentance by John Calvin (abridged)1,2 1. Though we have shown how faith possesses Christ, and how by means of faith we enjoy His benefits, yet the subject would still be left in obscurity, unless we describe the effects which we … Continue reading

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On faith of believers and apostates

Faith Defined, And Its Properties Described by John Calvin (abridged)1,2 1. A great part of the world, when they hear the word faith, conceive it to be nothing more than a common assent to the evangelical history. And even those, who … Continue reading

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By the water and the blood and the fire

What is Declared Concerning Christ Rendered to Us by the Secret Operation of the Spirit by John Calvin (abridged)1,2 1. What Christ has received from His Father is nothing to us, till we are united to Him. Though it is true … Continue reading

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