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 exalting the teaching office of the Spirit, despise all reading and laugh at the simplicity of those who, as they express it, still follow the dead and killing letter. ~ Institutes of the Christian Religion

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.

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.

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”

The Lord’s Table: A Feast, not Sacrifice

The Lord has given us a table at which to feast, not an altar on which a victim is to be offered; He has not consecrated priests to make sacrifice, but servants to distribute the sacred feast.

Our Blessings are Divine Deposits

All the blessings we enjoy are Divine deposits, committed to our trust on this condition, that they should be dispensed for the benefit of our neighbors.

Those who Fall Away

Those who fall away have never been thoroughly imbued with the knowledge of Christ but only had a slight and passing taste of it.

Calvin on Abortion

“If it seems more horrible to kill a man in his own house, then in a field,…it ought surely to be deemed more atrocious to destroy a fetus in the womb before it has come to light.”