Thursday, February 16, 2006

What I'm Reading - Part II

Since I had digressed so far, I decided to begin a new post in order to give you a taste of Calvin in hopes of whetting your appetite.

On the devotional nature of his theological method (my subtitle):

"And here again we ought to observe that we are called to a knowledge of God: not that knowledge which, content with empty speculation, merely flits in the brain, but that which will be sound and fruitful if we duly perceive it, and if it takes root in the heart. For the Lord manifests himself by his powers the force of which we feel within ourselves and the benefits of which we enjoy...Consequently we know the most perfect way of seeking God, and the most suitable order, is not for us to attempt with bold curiosity to penetrate to the investigation of his essence, which we ought more to adore than meticulously to search out, but for us to contemplate him in his works whereby he renders himself near and familiar to us and in some manner communicates himself."

Is that sweet or what?


smlogan said...

paul, apollos, cephas, piper, calvin...

thanks for squeezing the Lord in there somewhere, mihelis.

NWMihelis said...

Hey, I am of Warfield who said that Calvinism is nothing more than Christian Theism come to full flower (I bet the pun was intended). Christianity is Calvinism and Calvinism is Christianity!