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Chapter 21. chapter 1. Acts. Therefore, in order to keep the legitimate course in this matter, we must return to the word of God, in which we are furnished with the right rule of understanding. But if the last day shall find us making progress, we shall there learn what here we could not," (August. Worthy Christian Books » Institutes of the Christian Religion » Book 3, Chapter 21. Chapter 8. I read this portion of Calvin last night before going to sleep at 4 a.m. :rolleyes: What was bothering me is that Calvin teaches that God decreed that the reprobate would be sinful, yet goes on to say later that the reprobate bring the destruction upon themselves. I admit that it was by their own fault Ishmael, Esau, and others, fell from their adoption; for the condition annexed was, that they should faithfully keep the covenant of God, whereas they perfidiously violated it. And when David’s faith is assailed, how does he arm himself for the battle? The subject of predestination, which in itself is attended with considerable difficulty is rendered very perplexed and hence perilous by human curiosity, which cannot be restrained from wandering into forbidden paths and climbing to the clouds determined if it can that none of the secret things of God shall remain unexplored. The Authority of Scripture. No Comments; 0; 0. The whole people of Israel are called the Lord’s inheritance, and yet there were many foreigners among them. Do we not here find the very origin of the Church, which, as Bernard rightly teaches (Serm. - man now deprived of freedom of will, and miserably enslaved. This God has testified, not only in the case of single individuals; he has also given a specimen of it in the whole posterity of Abraham, to make it plain that the future condition of each nation lives entirely at his disposal: "When the Most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel. To this principle of a free covenant, moreover, the Israelites are recalled whenever thanks are to be returned to God, or their hopes of the future to be animated. 1. Author Josh Anderson. At first Ishmael had obtained the same rank with his brother Isaac, because the spiritual covenant was equally sealed in him by the symbol of circumcision. 7. Book 2, Chapter 16: How Christ performed the office of Redeemer in procuring our salvation. The covenant of life is not preached equally to all, and among those to whom it is preached, does not always meet with the same reception. - IMPIETY OF ATTRIBUTING A VISIBLE… Next » 90 CHAPTER 11. Those secrets of his will, which he has seen it meet to manifest, are revealed in his word – revealed in so far as he knew to be conducive to our interest and welfare. Must the creation of the world be passed over in silence? How God may be using the Corona virus to fulfill His Prophetic plan? But since both piety and common sense dictate that this is not to be understood of every thing, we must look for a distinction, lest under the pretence of modesty and sobriety we be satisfied with a brutish ignorance. Answer 1. Only I wish it to be received as a general rule, that the secret things of God are not to be scrutinized, and that those which he has revealed are not to be overlooked, lest we may, on the one hand, be chargeable with curiosity, and, on the other, with ingratitude. Aa Aa. 3. Volume 1; Volume 2; Volume 3; Volume 4; Tracts of John Calvin. How ceaselessly they entangle themselves will appear as we proceed. This is also celebrated in the psalm, "Moreover he refused the tabernacle of Joseph, and chose not the tribe of Ephraim: but chose the tribe of Judah," (Ps. cix. It is useful, necessary, and most sweet. The necessity and utility of the doctrine of eternal Election explained. This is stated more explicitly in Zechariah by the angel, the Lord "shall choose Jerusalem again," as if the severity of his chastisements had amounted to reprobation, or the captivity had been an interruption of election, which, however, remains inviolable, though the signs of it do not always appear. 2. 452, 463. John Calvin Institutes of the Christian Religion (1545) Excerpts from the Original Electronic Text at the web site of the Christian Classics Ethereal Library. But before I enter on the subject, I have some remarks to address to two classes of men. 7. If an unrestrained imagination urges us, our proper course is to oppose it with these words, “It is not good to eat much honey: so for men to search their own glory is not glory” (Pro_25:27). That this doctrine is dangerous even to believers. In Book 3, Chapter 21 (or audio file 39) Calvin, himself, posits the dangers of exploring this theological concept. The same objection made to Augustine. The daily benefits derived from it. Chapter 1. All rights reserved. 7. We shall never feel persuaded as we ought that our salvation flows from the free mercy of God as its fountain, until we are made acquainted with his eternal election, the grace of God being illustrated by the contrast--viz. OF CIVIL GOVERNMENT. For it has been shrewdly observed by Augustine (de Genesi ad Literam, Lib. But though thus necessary to be known, Paul declares that it cannot be known unless God, throwing works entirely out of view, elect those whom he has predestined. There is good reason to dread a presumption which can only plunge us headlong into ruin. ... Book 3: Chapter 23 In Isaac was the seed called. At first Ishmael had obtained the same rank with his brother Isaac, because the spiritual covenant was equally sealed in him by the symbol of circumcision. I. chapter 3. The Knowledge of God and That of Ourselves Are Connected. Description Religious Publication Excerpt Introduction: By The Rev. 7. calvin at nerac with roussel and lefevre. 5. For although adoption was deposited in the hand of Abraham, yet as many of his posterity were cut off as rotten members, in order that election may stand and be effectual, it is necessary to ascend to the head in whom the heavenly Father has connected his elect with each other, and bound them to himself by an indissoluble tie. Font. Institutes of the Christian Religion is John Calvin's seminal work on Protestant systematic theology. Although it is now sufficiently plain that God by his secret counsel chooses whom he will while he rejects others, his gratuitous election has only been partially explained until we come to the case of single individuals, to whom God not only offers salvation, but so assigns it, that the certainty of the result remains not dubious or suspended. All are not created on equal terms, but some are preordained to eternal life, others to eternal damnation; and, accordingly, as each has been created for one or other of these ends, we say that he has been predestinated to life or to death. When they see that one nation is preferred to all others, when they hear that it was no feeling of respect that induced God to show more favor to a small and ignoble body, nay, even to the wicked and rebellious, will they plead against him for having chosen to give such a manifestation of mercy? 3. Samuel thus animates their hopes, "The Lord will not forsake his people for his great name's sake: because it has pleased the Lord to make you his people," (1 Sam. The cause which he assigns for their deliverance is, “Because he loved thy fathers, therefore he chose their seed after them” (Deu_4:37); or more explicitly in another chapter, “The Lord did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because you were more in number than any people: for ye were the fewest of all people: but because the Lord loved you” (Deu_7:7, Deu_7:8). Chapter 28. But I had good reason for saying that two steps are here to be observed; for in the election of the whole nation, God had already shown that in the exercise of his mere liberality he was under no law but was free, so that he was by no means to be restricted to an equal division of grace, its very inequality proving it to be gratuitous. 29:29). A general consideration of the whole subject, including a discussion of a necessary question concerning the justice of God and his mercy in Christ, Section 1 - 4. I knew about them from history books, but here was one who actually thought this way, alive in modern times. This diversity displays the unsearchable depth of the divine judgment, and is without doubt subordinate to God’s purpose of eternal election. Pighius was critiquing Calvin’s teaching on the subject of free will and predestination as found in the 1539 edition of the Institutes. It is not without cause Paul observes, that these are called a remnants (Rom_9:27; Rom_11:5); because experience shows that of the general body many fall away and are lost, so that often a small portion only remains. When it is elsewhere said, “I have chosen thee, and not cast thee away” (Isa_41:9), the continual course of his great liberality is ascribed to paternal kindness. But if their petulance frightens us, it will be necessary to conceal all the principal articles of faith, because they and their fellows leave scarcely one of them unassailed with blasphemy. No! 3. This was/is the doctrine for which Presbyterians and other Reformed churches are known. This diversity displays the unsearchable depth of the divine judgment, and is without doubt subordinate to God's purpose of eternal election. Book 3: Chapter 21 Eternal Election, By Which God Has Predestined Some to Salvation, Others to Destruction 1. The death, resurrection, and ascension of Christ. 9:6). 22 sec. 3. Those who preclude access, and would not have any one to obtain a taste of this doctrine, are equally unjust to God and men, there being no other means of humbling us as we ought, or making us feel how much we are bound to him. l. The doctrine of Election and Predestination. Aa Aa. 3 ad Psal. If an unrestrained imagination urges us, our proper course is to oppose it with these words, "It is not good to eat much honey: so for men to search their own glory is not glory," (Prov. John Calvin To The Reader, 1559 Subject Matter Of The Present Work Prefatory Address To King Francis I Of France BOOK 1. OF THE ETERNAL ELECTION, BY WHICH GOD HAS PREDESTINATED SOME TO SALVATION, AND OTHERS TO DESTRUCTION. Institutes of the Christian Religion, Book 3 John CALVIN (1509 - 1564), translated by Henry BEVERIDGE (1837 - 1929) Institutes of the Christian Religion is John Calvin's seminal work on … Tags: « Prev: CHAPTER 11. For the Lord's portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance," (Deut. Bible Version. Read Chapter 21 of the Institutes of the Christian Religion Book 3 from author John Calvin. l, 2. If we give due weight to the consideration, that the word of the Lord is the only way which can conduct us to the investigation of whatever it is lawful for us to hold with regard to him – is the only light which can enable us to discern what we ought to see with regard to him, it will curb and restrain all presumption. This diversity displays the unsearchable depth of the divine judgment, and is without doubt subordinate to God's purpose of eternal election. in Joann). and Ep. 1). We say, then, that Scripture clearly proves this much, that God by his eternal and immutable counsel determined once for all those whom it was his pleasure one day to admit to salvation, and those whom, on the other hand, it was his pleasure to doom to destruction. McNeill, ed.) We may add, that in the very obscurity which deters them, we may see not only the utility of this doctrine, but also its most pleasant fruits. The truth of God is too powerful, both here and everywhere, to dread the slanders of the ungodly, as Augustine powerfully maintains in his treatise, De Bono Perseverantiae (cap. THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD THE CREATOR CHAPTER 1. His arguments here are rather similar to Calvin's, in his Institutes, Book 1, Chapter 7. I. -- Ed. It leads to the chambers of the king, in which are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. of original sin. What? Chapter 25. 5. in Cantic). This is stated more explicitly in Zechariah by the angel, the Lord “shall choose Jerusalem again,” as if the severity of his chastisements had amounted to reprobation, or the captivity had been an interruption of election, which, however, remains inviolable, though the signs of it do not always appear. 22. 2. Institutes of the Christian Religion, Book 3. 14ñ20). Ignorance of it impairs the glory of God, plucks up humility by the roots, begets and fosters pride. That this doctrine is a stumbling-block to the profane. The Divine Imperative of Written Revelation. 5), that we can safely follow Scripture, which walks softly, as with a mother’s step, in accommodation to our weakness. a dramatic representation at the court of navarre. But if it be of works, then it is no more grace: otherwise work is no more work," (Rom. It is useful, necessary, and most sweet. OF ORIGINAL SIN. Also his Prefatio in Epist. Book 3, Chapter 22. THE covenant of life is not preached equally to all, and among those to whom it is preached, does not always meet with the same reception. Chapter 13. This chapter consists of two principal heads,—I. Chapter 6. When we see many, some of them in other respects not bad men, every where rushing into this audacity and wickedness, it is necessary to remind them of the course of duty in this matter. For although adoption was deposited in the hand of Abraham, yet as many of his posterity were cut off as rotten members, in order that election may stand and be effectual, it is necessary to ascend to the head in whom the heavenly Father has connected his elect with each other, and bound them to himself by an indissoluble tie. Thus in the adoption of the family of Abraham, God gave them a liberal display of favor which he has denied to others; but in the members of Christ there is a far more excellent display of grace, because those ingrafted into him as their head never fail to obtain salvation. Hence Paul skillfully argues from the passage of Malachi which I quoted (Rom_9:13; Mal_1:2), that when God, after making a covenant of eternal life, invites any people to himself, a special mode of election is in part understood, so that he does not with promiscuous grace effectually elect all of them. 2. Published by Canon Press P.O. January 13, 2019 Pastor: Pastor Josh Anderson. 78:67, 68). CHAPTER 21. Calvin on Predestination (Institutes) Page 1 . Table of Contents. This is clearly expressed by Moses in a few words, "The secret things belong unto the Lord our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us, and to our children for ever," (Deut. Chapter 4. Chapter 24. The curious. God gave a similar example in the rejection of Saul. An answer to a second class--viz. I admit that profane men lay hold of the subject of predestination to carp, or cavil, or snarl, or scoff. Institutes of the Christian Religion, Book 3 John CALVIN (1509 - 1564), translated by Henry BEVERIDGE (1837 - 1929) Institutes of the Christian Religion is John Calvin's seminal work on … Let us, I say, allow the Christian to unlock his mind and ears to all the words of God which are addressed to him, provided he do it with this moderation--viz. This book is dedicated to my colleague, Dr. Roy Atwood, who was, if memory serves, the first living Calvinist I had ever met. 147:20). Rather let us willingly abstain from the search after knowledge, to which it is both foolish as well as perilous, and even fatal to aspire. 1. Worthy Christian Books » John Calvin » Institutes of the Christian Religion » Book 3, Chapter 21. But neither will their obstreperous words hinder his work, nor will their invectives, like stones thrown against heaven, strike or hurt his righteousness; nay, rather they will fall back on their own heads. Volume 1; Volume 2; Letters of John Calvin. Tom. The danger which they dread is not so great that we ought on account of it to turn away our minds from the oracles of God. “The Lord he is God,” says the Psalmist; “it is he that has made us, and not we ourselves: we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture” (Psa_100:3; Psa_95:7). And after an enumeration of the continual mercies of God as fruits of election, the conclusion is, that he acted thus kindly because he remembered his covenant. We, indeed, ascribe both prescience and predestination to God; but we say, that it is absurd to make the latter subordinate to the former (see chap. The same calling held good in the case of Jacob. And if by grace, then it is no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. It is to be observed, that when the land is mentioned, it is a visible symbol of the secret election in which adoption is comprehended. II. Reader Width. We must not despise anything that God has revealed. 59: 21.) 1. Although their moderation is justly commendable in thinking that such mysteries should be treated with moderation, yet because they keep too far within the proper measure, they have little influence over the human mind, which does not readily allow itself to be curbed. Third objection, viz., That this doctrine is dangerous even to believers. The principal matters in this chapter are, I. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. 3:16, &c). To like gratitude David elsewhere exhorts the people, "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, and the people whom he has chosen for his own inheritance," (Ps. For our Lord Jesus Christ did not speak invidiously to his great and most select disciples when he said, ëI have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now,' (John 16:12). Chapter 2. From this we infer, that all who know not that they are the peculiar people of God, must be wretched from perpetual trepidation, and that those therefore, who, by overlooking the three advantages which we have noted, would destroy the very foundation of our safety, consult ill for themselves and for all the faithful. Let us, I say, allow the Christian to unlock his mind and ears to all the words of God which are addressed to him, provided he do it with this moderation, viz., that whenever the Lord shuts his sacred mouth, he also desists from inquiry. 22:8. ›argument - institutes of the christian religion book third. Chapter 5. John Calvin was just twenty-seven years old when the first edition of his Institutes was published in Basel in 1536. Institutes of the Christian Religion by John Calvin is an introduction to the Bible and a vindication of Reformation principles by one of the Reformation's finest scholars. Ecclesiology and sacraments [ edit ] The final book of the Institutes describes what he considers to be the true Church and its ministry, authority, and sacraments . But until the proper view is made clear by the production of passages of Scripture, I advise my readers not to prejudge the question. For it is not right that man should with impunity pry into things which the Lord has been pleased to conceal within himself, and scan that sublime eternal wisdom which it is his pleasure that we should not apprehend but adore, that therein also his perfections may appear. But as the hidden election of God was confirmed both by a first and second election, and by other intermediate mercies, Isaiah thus applies the terms "The Lord will have mercy on Jacob, and will yet choose Israel," (Isa. Learn more …. Bible Version. 23:5). Contact Us . [1] In his life work, the renowned pastor theologian declares, “Nothing could be more stupid than the trifling of the Arians, who, while acknowledging the divinity of the Son, denied… The Great Wall, the Silk Road, and is the way of the Kings of the East being prepared? 1). ii. Chapter 3. Of the eternal election, by which God has predestinated some to salvation, and others to destruction. where Gregory, while wishing to excuse the worship of images, rather accuses it. In short, nothing can be stated that they will not assail with derision. Nor will they abstain from their jeers when told that little more than five thousand years have elapsed since the creation of the world. 4. We must walk, advance, increase, that our hearts may be able to comprehend those things which they cannot now comprehend. 32:8, 9). A A . Hence Paul skillfully argues from the passage of Malachi which I quoted (Rom. But though thus necessary to be known, Paul declares that it cannot be known unless God, throwing works entirely out of view, elect those whom he has predestined. I trust I have now sufficiently shown how man's only resource for escaping from the curse of the law, and recovering salvation, lies in faith; and also what the nature of faith is, what the benefits which it confers, and the fruits which it produces. Read Institutes of the Christian Religion Book 3 from author John Calvin. Institutes of the Christian Religion (Book 2: Chapter 3) Lyrics. 12. Every thing, therefore delivered in Scripture on the subject of predestination, we must beware of keeping from the faithful, lest we seem either maliciously to deprive them of the blessing of God, or to accuse and scoff at the Spirit, as having divulged what ought on any account to be suppressed. To like gratitude David elsewhere exhorts the people, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, and the people whom he has chosen for his own inheritance” (Psa_33:12). Institutes of the Christian Religion, Book 3 John CALVIN (1509 - 1564), translated by Henry BEVERIDGE (1837 - 1929) Institutes of the Christian Religion is John Calvin's seminal work on … Wars and Rumors of War, Yemen, and Is the end of Endless Wars? 9:27; 11:5); because experience shows that of the general body many fall away and are lost, so that often a small portion only remains. 14:1). Calvin's Institutes Theme. There is no need of refuting objections which the moment they are produced abundantly betray their hollowness. But if The external invitation, without the internal efficacy of grace which would have the effect of retaining them, holds a kind of middle place between the rejection of the human race and the election of a small number of believers. We maintain that this counsel, as regards the elect, is founded on his free mercy, without any respect to human worth, while those whom he dooms to destruction are excluded from access to life by a just and blameless, but at the same time incomprehensible judgment. Calvin on Predestination (Institutes) Page 1 . It is not without cause Paul observes, that these are called a remnant (Rom. In 1543, Calvin wrote a response to Pighius titled The Bondage and Liberation of the Will. 22 sec. All are not created on equal terms, but some are preordained to eternal life, others to eternal damnation; and, accordingly, as each has been created for one or other of these ends, we say that he has been predestinated to life or to death. If to make it appear that our salvation flows entirely from the good mercy of God, we must be carried back to the origin of election, then those who would extinguish it, wickedly do as much as in them lies to obscure what they ought most loudly to extol, and pluck up humility by the very roots. But there is nothing in this repugnant to the fact, that in the person of one man is set before us a specimen of election, which cannot fail of accomplishing its object. 33:12). Those who preclude access, and would not have any one to obtain a taste of this doctrine, are equally unjust to God and men, there being no other means of humbling us as we ought, or making us feel how much we are bound to him. Even of the posterity of Abraham some elected and others rejected by special grace. The author addresses his readers directly. Hom. Highly influential in the Western world and still widely read by theological students today, it was published in Latin in 1536 and in his native French in 1541, with the definitive editions appearing in 1559 (Latin) and in 1560 (French). For our Lord Jesus Christ did not speak invidiously to his great and most select disciples when he said, ‘I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now,’ (Joh_16:12). Introduction: Questions on The Doctrine of Scripture. The necessity and utility of the doctrine of eternal Election explained. I will here omit many of the fictions which foolish men have devised to overthrow predestination. Institutes of the Christian Religion (Book 2: Chapter 4) Lyrics. The best rule of sobriety is, not only in learning to follow wherever God leads, but also when he makes an end of teaching, to cease also from wishing to be wise. Next » 2650 CHAPTER 20. How necessary the knowledge of ourselves is, its nature, the … The Necessity of Scripture. In the following words also they are enjoined to rest satisfied with the mere good pleasure of God: "O ye seed of Abraham, his servant; ye children of Jacob, his chosen," (Ps. This is the reason why Paul so carefully distinguishes between the sons of Abraham according to the flesh and the spiritual sons who are called after the example of Isaac. Let us not be ashamed to be ignorant in a matter in which ignorance is learning. Find more Christian classics for theology and Bible study at Bible Study Tools. But if it is plainly owing to the mere pleasure of God that salvation is spontaneously offered to some, while others have no access to it, great and difficult questions immediately arise, questions which are inexplicable, when just views are not entertained concerning election and predestination. As a great variety of absurd objections are here stated, we have thought it best to dispose of each of them in its proper place (see chap. Answer to two classes of men: 1. 10:14, 15). Salem Media Group. Therefore, in order to keep the legitimate course in this matter, we must return to the word of God, in which we are furnished with the right rule of understanding. "Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causes to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts," (Ps. calvin at poitiers, at the basses-trelles, and in st. benedict’s caves. 21 CALVIN'S DOCTRINE OF PRAYER: AN EXAMINATION OF BOOK 3, CHAPTER 20 OF THE INSTITUTES OF THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION D. B. Garlington Anyone who undertakes an examiriation of Calvin's theology soon discovers that the subject of prayer looms large in … Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. Nor will they abstain from their jeers when told that little more than five thousand years have elapsed since the creation of the world. For we see that the false apostles were unable, by defaming and accusing the true doctrine of Paul, to make him ashamed of it. For we see that the false apostles were unable, by defaming and accusing the true doctrine of Paul, to make him ashamed of it. 41:9), the continual course of his great liberality is ascribed to paternal kindness. that on those with whom God makes the covenant, he does not immediately bestow the Spirit of regeneration, by whose power they persevere in the covenant even to the end. Chapter 23. 7. THE ARGUMENT . Of the eternal election, by which God has predestinated some to salvation, and others to destruction. II. - THROUGH THE FALL AND REVOLT OF ADAM,… Next » 209 CHAPTER 1. An objection founded on a passage of Solomon, solved by the words of Moses. His words are, “Even so then at this present time also, there is a remnant according to the election of grace. 9:13; Mal. This doctrine confirmed by proofs from Scripture. By predestination we mean the eternal decree of God, by which he determined with himself whatever he wished to happen with regard to every man. I will dwell only on those points which either form the subject of dispute among the learned, or may occasion any difficulty to the simple, or may be employed by impiety as specious pretexts for assailing the justice of God. When it is elsewhere said, "I have chosen thee, and not cast thee away," (Isa. lib. Book 3, Chapter 20, Part C. Of prayer – a perpetual exercise of faith. 1. God gave a similar example in the rejection of Saul. These editions are mid-nineteeth century translations published by the Calvin Translation Society. Whoever, therefore, throws obloquy on the doctrine of predestination, openly brings a charge against God, as having inconsiderately allowed something to escape from him which is injurious to the Church. First, that this happens by the permission, not by the will of God. The whole people of Israel are called the Lord's inheritance, and yet there were many foreigners among them. Those, however, who are so cautious and timid, that they would bury all mention of predestination in order that it may not trouble weak minds, with what color, pray, will they cloak their arrogance, when they indirectly charge God with a want of due consideration, in not having foreseen a danger for which they imagine that they prudently provide? 4. Answer 1. could not be found or recognized among the creatures, because it lies hid (in both cases wondrously) within the lap of blessed predestination, and the mass of wretched condemnation? 4:37); or more explicitly in another chapter, "The Lord did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because you were more in number than any people: for ye were the fewest of all people: but because the Lord loved you," (Deut. But there is nothing in this repugnant to the fact, that in the person of one man is set before us a specimen of election, which cannot fail of accomplishing its object. [11] The reader will find our Author's views of the Holy Trinity very fully illustrated in the Institutes of the Christian Religion, Book I. Chap. “Was not Esau Jacob’s brother? For they will ask, Why did the power of God slumber so long in idleness? These men teach that he is in every place, but without form. Arrogance and blasphemy of such objections. 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