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

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.