Extended Quote of the Day – John Calvin

john-calvin“The testimony of the Spirit is more excellent than all reason. For as God alone is a fit witness of himself in his Word, so also the Word will not find acceptance in men’s hearts before it is sealed by the inward testimony of the Spirit. The same Spirit, therefore, who has spoken through the mouths of the prophets must penetrate into our hearts to persuade us that they faithfully proclaimed what had been divinely commanded.”

“He [the Holy Spirit] is the author of the Scriptures: he cannot vary and differ from himself. Hence he must ever remain just as he once revealed himself there.”

– John Calvin, The Institutes of the Christian Religion, 1:79, 1:94-95

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