John Calvin Quotes

A man’s heart is a perpetual forge of idols.

The human heart is an idol factory.

God predestined… a great many people… to hell.

Our prayers, though they may be weak, are acceptable to God through Christ.

The Word of God is not bound.

God predestines his people according to his good pleasure.

The eternal God ordains all things by his counsel, foreknowledge, and will.

God desires all people to be saved, and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

God’s love for us is not based on our merit, but on his grace.

We are saved by God’s grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone.

The law is a mirror that shows us our sin, and drives us to Christ.

We are saved by faith alone, but not by a faith that is alone.

God uses trials and suffering to refine our faith and make us more like Christ.

Prayer is a lifting up of our hearts and minds to God.

The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom.

Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

The more I know of myself, the more I understand the greatness of my sins.

Nothing is worse than being ignorant of the truth.

We are justified by faith, but faith without works is dead.

Only the Gospel has the power to transform lives and bring true freedom.

True religion is not about rituals or outward appearances, but about a changed heart.

God’s sovereignty and human responsibility are not contradictory, but mysterious truths.

Our greatest comfort is knowing that we belong to God and that he is in control.

God’s grace is sufficient for all our needs and his power is made perfect in weakness.

The righteousness of Christ is imputed to us by faith alone.

The Cross shows the seriousness of our sin and the depth of God’s love.

God’s wrath is not an uncontrollable rage, but a just and holy response to sin.

God does not desire the death of the wicked, but their repentance and salvation.

We are called to walk by faith, not by sight.

Our salvation is not based on our own efforts, but on God’s unmerited favor.

God’s love for us is unconditional, but his blessings are conditional upon our obedience.

The Gospel is not just good news for individuals, but for all of creation.

God’s will is not always easy to discern, but it is always good, pleasing, and perfect.

We are called to live in this world, but not to be of this world.

God’s grace is sufficient to transform even the hardest of hearts.

The Christian life is not about following a set of rules, but about a personal relationship with Christ.

Our salvation is a gift from God, which we receive by faith.

We are saved to good works, not by good works.

God’s promises are trustworthy and true, and he will never leave us or forsake us.

The Christian life is a continual journey of growth and transformation.

God’s grace is not a license to sin, but a power to overcome sin.

God’s providential care extends to every aspect of our lives.

The fear of man is a snare, but the fear of the Lord leads to life.

We are called to love and serve our neighbors, even our enemies.

The Lord is our shepherd, who leads us and guides us on the path of righteousness.

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