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John Calvin

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There is not one blade of grass, there is no color in this world that is not intended to make us rejoice.

— John Calvin

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The torture of a bad conscience is the hell of a living soul.

— John Calvin

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Man's nature, so to speak, is a perpetual factory of idols.

— John Calvin


men are undoubtedly more in danger from prosperity than from adversity. for when matters go smoothly, they flatter themselves, and are intoxicated by their success

— John Calvin


Is it faith to understand nothing, and merely submit your convictions implicitly to the Church?

— John Calvin

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Without the fear of God, men do not even observe justice and charity among themselves.

— John Calvin


Our true wisdom is to embrace with meek docility, and without reservation, whatever the holy scriptures have delivered.

— John Calvin

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I consider looseness with words no less of a defect than looseness of the bowels.

— John Calvin

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You must submit to supreme suffering in order to discover the completion of joy.

— John Calvin

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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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About John Calvin

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Although a wedding date was planned for March 1540 he remained reluctant and the wedding never took place. Like the other Reformers Calvin understood work as a means through which the believers expressed their gratitude to God for their redemption in Christ and as a service to their neighbors. And now O Lord what remains to a wretch like me but instead of defence earnestly to supplicate you not to judge that fearful abandonment of your Word according to its deserts from which in your wondrous goodness you have at last delivered me.

The city council resisted the implementation of Calvin's and Farel's ideas and both men were expelled. He was a principal figure in the development of the system of Christian theology later called Calvinism. Calvin's writing and preachings provided the seeds for the branch of theology that bears his name.

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