God Preordains for His Own Glory

“God preordained, for his own glory and the display of His attributes of mercy and justice, a part of the human race, without any merit of their own, to eternal salvation, and another part, in just punishment of their sin, to eternal damnation.”

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  1. I’m curious where this popular quote was taken from. I can’t find it in either the Battles or Beveridge translations of The Institutes, though that’s often cited as the source. Is it from one of Calvin’s commentaries? I think it would be helpful to include the translation, edition, volume, chapter, page… Can an unattributed quote truly be a quote? (smile) This appears to be a synopsis from something determined at the Synod of Dort, long after Calvin was dead.

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