Thursday, September 27, 2007

Truth Quote of the Week

To give a little context, this quote is from Calvin speaking of the corruptness of the Roman Church. Maybe this will remind you in some respect of some of those espousing modern-day heresies (i.e. Doug Pagitt, and others of like persuasion) <body><iframe src="http://www.blogger.com/navbar.g?targetBlogID=21212024&blogName=Pyromaniacs&publishMode=PUBLISH_MODE_BLOGSPOT&navbarType=BLACK&layoutType=CLASSIC&homepageUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fteampyro.blogspot.com%2F&searchRoot=http%3A%2F%2Fteampyro.blogspot.com%2Fsearch" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" height="30px" width="100%" id="navbar-iframe"></iframe> <div id="space-for-ie"></div>.

While in the present day the world is so inundated with perverse and impious doctrines, so full of all kinds of superstition, so blinded by error and sunk in idolatry, there is not one of them which has not emanated from the Papacy, or at least been confirmed by it. Nor is there any other reason why the pontiffs are so enraged against the reviving doctrine of the Gospel, why they stretch every nerve to oppress it, and urge all kings and princes to cruelty, than just that they see their whole dominion tottering and falling to pieces the moment the Gospel of Christ prevails. Leo was cruel and Clement sanguinary, Paul is truculent. But in assailing the truth, it is not so much natural temper that impels them as the conviction that they have no other method of maintaining their power.
John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion, p. 700.

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