The Life of John Calvin

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J. Whetham, 1836 - 332 páginas
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Página 215 - Furthermore, we must receive God's promises in such wise, as they be generally set forth to us in Holy Scripture: and, in our doings, that Will of God is to be followed, which we have expressly declared unto us in the Word of God.
Página 27 - Dictionary was written with little assistance of the learned and without any patronage of the great; not in the soft obscurities of retirement or under the shelter of academic bowers, but amidst inconvenience and distraction, in sickness and in sorrow.
Página 276 - FOR THE WORD OF GOD IS QUICK AND POWERFUL, AND % SHARPER THAN ANY TWO EDGED SWORD, PIERCING EVEN TO THE DIVIDING ASUNDER OF SOUL AND SPIRIT, AND OF THE JOINTS AND MARROW, AND IS 'A DISCERNER OF THE THOUGHTS AND INTENTS OF THE HEART.
Página 59 - Lord God, deliver me out of this miserable and wretched life, and take me among thy chosen ; howbeit not my will but thine be done ; Lord, I commit my spirit to thee. O Lord, thou knowest how happy it were for me to be with thee ; yet for thy chosen's sake send me life and health, that I may truly serve thee. O my Lord God, bless my people, and save thine inheritance.
Página 204 - I affirm that he excels beyond comparison in the interpretation of Scripture, and that his commentaries ought to be more highly valued than all that is handed down to us by the Library of the Fathers; so that I acknowledge him to have possessed above most others, or rather above all other men, what may be called an eminent gift of prophecy".
Página 151 - Take special care," says that distinguished prelate, " before you aim your shafts at Calvinism, that you know what is Calvinism, and what is not ;— that, in that mass of doctrine, which it is of late become the fashion to abuse, under the name of Calvinism, you can distinguish with certainty between that part of it which is nothing better than Calvinism ; and that which belongs to our common Christianity ; and the general faith of the reformed churches...
Página 221 - ... 8. No man can come unto Christ unless it shall be given unto him, and unless the Father shall draw him; and all men are not drawn by the Father, that They may come to the Son. 9. It is not in the will or power of every one to be saved.
Página 29 - This multitude was drawn to Jesus not merely, I think, by seeing the miracles that he wrought, for they were not sick, or lame, or blind, or deaf; but as to the miracle-worker, some in sincere and anxious admiration, others in questioning perplexity, and both to the great Prophet that should come into...
Página 19 - Had I been in the service of men, this would have been a poor reward; but it is well — I have served HIM, who never fails to repay his servants whatever he has promised.
Página 119 - Two things of principal moment there are which have deservedly procured him honour throughout the world: the one his exceeding pains in composing the Institutions of Christian religion ; the other his no less industrious travails for exposition of holy Scripture according unto the same Institutions.

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