Saturday, January 24, 2009

His Fatherly Goodness & Beneficently Inclined Will

Calvin's Institutes of the Christian Religion
Book One - the Knowledge of God the Creator
Chapter 10 - Scripture, to correct all superstition, has set the true God alone over against all the gods of the heathen
Section 1 - The Scriptural doctrine of God the Creator
All we need to do is understand that God governs the universe founded by Him.

Section 2 - The attributes of God according to Scripture agree with those known in His creatures
The name Yahweh reveals His eternity and self-existence.
We must know of God's mercy, judgment and justice, which reveal His goodness and holiness.
Jeremiah 9:24; 1 Cor 1:31; Ps 145:5; Ps 25:8-10

Section 3 - Because the unity of God was also not unknown to the heathen, the worshipers of idols are the more inexcusable
Even pagans who worship many gods still use the singular "God" in their speech.
All pagans have defected from the true God.

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