The Life of Calvin

Religious Tract Society, 1799 - 192 páginas

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Página 90 - Which of you convinceth me of sin ? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? He that is of God heareth God's words : ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.
Página 49 - ... who stood before him, and he ventured, in the spirit of that daring enthusiasm which characterized him, to lay the curse of God Calvin. upon him and his studies if he refused his aid to the church of Geneva in her time of need. This seemed to C. a divine menace. " It was," he said, "as if God had seized me by his awful hand from heaven.
Página 192 - 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 181 - ... darkness of idolatry into which I was plunged, and hath brought me into the light of his gospel, and made me a partaker of the doctrine of salvation, whereof I was most unworthy.
Página 6 - And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented; (Of whom the world was -not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.
Página 33 - the blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church...
Página 23 - ... sakes. For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance. For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief; even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy. For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.
Página 36 - Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.
Página 38 - Such a cause is worthy of your hearing, worthy of your consideration, worth}' of your tribunal. It is the conviction that he is the viceregent of God which makes a true king. He is not a king, but a tyrant and a robber, who does not seek to promote the glory of his God. Miserably is he deceived who hopes to establish the prosperity of an empire which is not governed by the sceptre, that is, by the word of the Lord. Never will that prophecy be found to fail in which it is said, ' Where there is no...
Página 187 - Thou, Lord, bruisest me, but I am abundantly satisfied, since it is thy hand." His doors must have stood open day and night, if all had been admitted, who from sentiments of duty were desirous to see him ; but as he could not, from difficulty in speaking, direct his discourse to them, he requested they would rather pray for him, than be solicitous about paying their visits. Often, also, though I always found him glad to receive me, he was...

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