THE CHRISTIAN QUOTATION OF THE DAY
Christ, our Light
Monday, August 14, 2017
Commemoration of Maximilian Kolbe, Franciscan Friar, Priest, Martyr, 1941

Whether God revealed Himself to the patriarchs by oracles and visions, or suggested, by means of the ministry of men, what should be handed down by tradition to their posterity, it is beyond a doubt that their minds were impressed with a firm assurance of the doctrine, so that they were persuaded and convinced that the information they had received came from God... But since we are not favored with daily oracles from heaven, and since it is only in the Scriptures that the Lord hath been pleased to preserve His truth in perpetual remembrance, it obtains the same complete credit and authority with believers, when they are satisfied of its divine origin, as if they heard the very words pronounced by God Himself... Let it be considered, then, as an undeniable truth, that they who have been inwardly taught by the Spirit feel an entire acquiescence in the Scripture, and that it is self-authenticated, carrying with it its own evidence, and ought not to be made the subject of demonstration and arguments from reason; but it obtains the credit which it deserves with us by the testimony of the Spirit.
... John Calvin (1509-1564), The Institutes of the Christian Religion, v. I [1559], tr. John Allen, Presbyterian Board of Publication and Sabbath-School Work, 1921, I.vi.2,I.vii.1,5, p. 72-73,75,79-80 (see the book; see also Isa. 43:10-13; 59:21; John 15:26-27; Acts 1:8; Rom. 8:16; 2 Tim. 3:16-17; Heb. 10:15-17; 1 John 5:6; more at God, Holy Spirit, Reason, Revelation, Scripture, Truth, Vision)

 
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