Defrauding God

For we unjustly defraud God of his right, unless each of us lives and dies in dependence on his sovereign pleasure. ~ Tracts & Letters of John Calvin, Vol. 6, pg 236

The Spirit Does Not Contradict the Gospel

But in promising it, of what sort did he declare his Spirit would be? One that would speak not from himself but would suggest to and instill into their minds what he had handed on through the Word [John 16:13]. Therefore the Spirit, promised to us, has not the task of inventing new and unheard-of revelations, or of forging a new kind of doctrine, to lead us away from the received doctrine of the gospel, but of sealing our minds with that very doctrine which is commended by the gospel. ~ Institutes of the Christian Religion

Forsaking Scripture, Men are Carried Away with Frenzy

Furthermore, those who, having forsaken Scripture, imagine some way or other of reaching God, ought to be thought of as not so much gripped by error as carried away with frenzy. For of late, certain giddy men have arisen who, with great haughtiness … [Continue reading]

Man, by Himself, Cannot Understand the Mysteries of God

Man with all his shrewdness is as stupid about understanding by himself the mysteries of God, as an ass is incapable of understanding musical harmony. … [Continue reading]

What Constitutes a Church of God

Wherever we find the Word of God surely preached and heard, and the sacraments administered according to the institution of Christ, there, it is not to be doubted, is a church of God. … [Continue reading]

No Man is Excluded from Calling upon God

“No man is excluded from calling upon God, the gate of salvation is set open unto all men: neither is there any other thing which keepeth us back from entering in, save only our own unbelief” … [Continue reading]