15 Quotes from “Institutes of the Christian Religion: Book Two”

This is the second post in a four part series. The first post had a list of quotes from Book One of Calvin’s Institutes. If you’re only going to read the quote lists of this book, I’d encourage you to go back and read that list. If you want to read the whole thing, you can purchase the…

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10 Quotes from “Institutes of the Christian Religion: Book One”

In it’s original form in 1536, Calvin’s Institutes consisted of only six sections: The Ten Commandments, The Apostles Creed, The Lord’s Prayer, The Sacraments, Christian Liberty, and Political Theology. Calvin added to it over the years, and it came to be what we have now. Many dismiss the Institutes because they flatly dismiss “Calvinism.” I must contend…

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Asking for Bread

One reason we’re told to ask for our daily bread is because it’s a way that we affirm God’s Lordship over the entirety of creation generally, and the lives of us as individuals specifically. God provides for all of his creation. Like he provided a perfect daily portion of manna for Israel in the wilderness (Exodus 16), God also provides for us exactly what we require for each day, and he tells us to humble ourselves in view of his sovereign providence by asking him to continue. He knows our needs and gives to us accordingly.

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