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John Calvin
Each eye can have its vision separately but when we are looking at anything our vision, which in itself is divided, joins up and unites in order to give itself as a whole to the object that is put before it.

John Calvin
God preordained, for his own glory and the display of His attributes of mercy and justice, a part of the human race, without any merit of their own, to eternal salvation, and another part, in just punishment of their sin, to eternal damnation.

John Calvin
Is it faith to understand nothing, and merely submit your convictions implicitly to the Church?

John Calvin
You must submit to supreme suffering in order to discover the completion of joy

John Calvin
However many blessings we expect from God, His infinite liberality will always exceed all our wishes and our thoughts

John Calvin
All the blessings we enjoy are Divine deposits, committed to our trust on this condition, that they should be dispensed for the benefit of our neighbors

John Calvin
Wherever we find the Word of God surely preached and heard, and the sacraments administered according to the institution of Christ, there, it is not to be doubted, is a church of God.

John Calvin
Man's mind is like a store of idolatry and superstition so much so that if a man believes his own mind it is certain that he will forsake God and forge some idol in his own brain

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