They do not cry to me from the heart, but they wail upon their beds; for grain and wine they gash themselves; they rebel against me. From the John Calvin commentary on Hosea 7:14- Now the Prophet says here that the Israelites had not cried to God, which is yet the chief thing in repentance. … More “Fictitious invocations” vs cries from the heart
They do not cry to me from the heart, but they wail upon their beds; for grain and wine they gash themselves; they rebel against me.—Hosea 7:14 The Israelites prayed. They even wailed. But they were not sincere. Examine your own heart as you read John Calvin’s commentary on Hosea 7:14- Now the Prophet says … More Fictitious invocations?
Here is a taste of John Calvin, in a sermon, “The Mystery of Godliness” 1 Timothy 3:16 Great indeed, we confess, is the mystery of godliness: He was manifested in the flesh, vindicated by the Spirit, seen by angels, proclaimed among the nations, believed on in the world, taken up in glory. When we hear … More John Calvin: “The Mystery of Godliness”
Since we celebrate the 500th birthday of John Calvin this week: Before proceeding to recite God’s works, the Psalmist declares his supreme Deity, and dominion: not that such comparative language implies that there is anything approaching Deity besides him, but there is a disposition in men, whenever they see any part of his glory displayed, … More Calvin on Psalm 136
John Calvin, in the 16th century, said, Let us say something about fasting, because many, for want of knowing its usefulness, undervalue its necessity, and some reject it as almost superfluous; while, on the other hand where the use of it is not well understood, it easily degenerates into superstition. Holy and legitimate fasting is … More Calvin and Luther on Fasting (Matthew 9)