Saturday, January 23, 2016

Enduring the Enemies of the Church

John Calvin offers this helpful perspective about the Church enduring mockery- 

“For the enemies of the Church in the present day are so haughty, that they mock not only at men, but at God himself, and are so much swelled and puffed up by their power, that they imagine themselves to be invincible; but, in opposition to their bulwarks and defenses, we ought to bring forward this declaration of the Prophet, ‘the Lord will quickly bring down and lay them low.’ Yet we must patiently endure to see them strong and powerful, till the full time for their destruction arrive.”

From John Calvin's commentary on Isaiah 25

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