Friday, August 1, 2014

Calvin on faith

"Now we shall possess a right definition of faith if we call it a firm and certain knowledge of God's benevolence toward us, founded upon the truth of the freely given promise in Christ, both revealed to our minds and sealed upon our hearts by the Holy Spirit."

"Nunc iusta fidei definitio nobis constabit si dicamus esse divinae erga nos benevolentiae firmam certamque cognitionem, quae gratuitae in Christo promissionis veritate fundata, per Spiritum sanctum et revelatur mentibus nostris et cordibus obsignatur."

     John Calvin, Institutes III.ii.7, ed. John T. McNeill, trans. Ford Lewis Battles (vol. 2 (LCC 20), p. 551); COS 4, 16.  COS cross-references the Catechism of 1538 at CR 5, 333 ff.

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