Calvin on Christian Living

Here is a wonderful quote that we recently stumbled upon in John Calvin’s Institutes of Christian Religion (Book 3, Chapter 6):

“Ever since God exhibited himself to us as a Father, we must be convicted of extreme ingratitude if we do not in turn exhibit ourselves as his sons. Ever since Christ purified us by the laver of his blood, and communicated this purification by baptism, it would ill become us to be defiled with new pollution. Ever since he ingrafted us into his body, we, who are his members, should anxiously beware of contracting any stain or taint. Ever since he who is our head ascended to heaven, it is befitting in us to withdraw our affections from the earth, and with our whole soul aspire to heaven. Ever since the Holy Spirit dedicated us as temples to the Lord, we should make it our endeavour to show forth the glory of God, and guard against being profaned by the defilement of sin. Ever since our soul and body were destined to heavenly incorruptibility and an unfading crown, we should earnestly strive to keep them pure and uncorrupted against the day of the Lord.”

Hope this quote will be a helpful reminder for all of us today in our walk with God! By the way, the Library will be setting up a Book Sale Saturday, April 21st-22nd in the main foyer; come check out our great books!

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