The Fruit of Faith

“For what is more consonant with faith that to recognize that we are naked of all virtue, in order to be clothed by God?  That we are empty of all good to be filled by Him?   That we are slaves of sin, to be freed by Him? Blind, to be illumined by Him?   Lame, to be made straight by Him?  Weak, to be sustained by Him?  To take away from us all occasion for glorying, that He alone may stand forth gloriously and we glory in Him?

–  John Calvin  (From the preface to his Institutes of the Christian Religion)

Published in: on February 25, 2008 at 2:34 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. Amen. Indeed the only thing that we can bring to God is our sin.

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