Fictitious Worship

“Those who set up a fictitious worship, merely worship and adore their own delirious fancies; indeed, they would never dare so to trifle with God, had they not previously fashioned him after their own childish conceits.” ~ Institutes of the Christian … [Continue reading]

Hidden Sins are not Less Heinous

“In forming an estimate of sins, we are often imposed upon by imagining that the more hidden the less heinous they are.” ~ Institutes of the Christian Religion … [Continue reading]

True Religion Must be According to God’s Will

“In a way, the futile excuses many people use to cover their superstitions are demolished. They think it is enough to have some sort of religious fervor, however ridiculous, not realizing that true religion must be according to God's will as the … [Continue reading]

Knowing God

“There is no knowing that does not begin with knowing God.” … [Continue reading]

Sacraments without Faith

“For what is a sacrament received without faith, but most certain destruction to the church?” ~ Institutes of the Christian Religion 4.14.14 … [Continue reading]

Baptism is the Initiatory Sign

“Baptism is the initiatory sign by which we are admitted to the fellowship of the church, that being engrafted into Christ we may be accounted children of God.” ~ Institutes of the Christian Religion 4.15.1 … [Continue reading]