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An Answer to certain slanders and blasphemies, wherewith certain evil disposed persons have gone about to bring the doctrine of God’s everlasting Predestination into hatred.*

O man who art thou that pleadest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, why hast thou made me thus?  Romans 9:20 Dearly Beloved Brethren, We must not be amazed if the article of the everlasting predestination to God, be so assaulted and fought against…

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Ishmael and Rome

Excerpted, by permission, from Sermons on Galatians, Old Paths Publications, 1 Bittersweet Path, Willow Street, PA 17584. Although John Calvin did not give titles to his sermons, we suggest that this, indeed, was his ‘theme’ of this part of “The Thirtieth Sermon . . . .” “Now we, brethren, as…

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A Commentary

As to reprobation, I know that many greatly dislike this doctrine—that some are rejected, and that yet no cause can be found in themselves why they thus remain disapproved by God. But there is here need of docility and of a meek spirit, to which Paul also exhorts us, when…

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Calvin on Unity*

* Excerpted, by permission, from John Calvin’s Sermons on Ephesians,The Banner of Truth Trust, 3 Murrayfield Road, Edinburgh, EH12 6EL , UK, www.banneroftruth.org. This excerpt of Calvin’s Twenty Second Sermon on Ephesians treats especially verses 3-5 of Ephesians 4 and the call to keep the unity of the Spirit. Because…

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