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My Opinion…

“It is precisely this. If you and your opinions about God are informed only by nature you will hold to nothing certain or solid or clear-cut. You vainly and foolishly worship an unknown God and bring torments upon yourself and all who hear you when you corrupt pure religion by granting to each man the madness of his own opinion. Such will only serve to seperate men from God, to make him more obscure to us.”

John Calvin as quoted by Douglas Bonds
The Betrayal

“Know therefore today, and lay it to your heart, that the Lord is God in heaven above and on the earth beneath; there is no other.”

Deuteronomy 4:39

2 thoughts on “My Opinion…

  1. Wow — if “grant(ing) to each man the madness of his own opinion” doesn’t describe the modus operandi of our times, I don’t know what does! And clearly it is, in fact, leading to the obscurity of God (and of real truth).

    Great quote. If you have that book (by Douglas Bonds) — is it all that good, and can I borrow it??

  2. sure….soon as i finish it. it is a fiction account from “Calvin’s sworn life-long enemy” and it has been enlightening to put Calvin’s work into context. not a GREAT book, but good read nonetheless.

    by the by, i like to “own a book….” (Mortimer Adler)

    and PS you are so much prettier than your new gravatar! (although it IS cool)

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