Do we have free will? Well, sorta, kinda, not really. Actually, it depends. The question about free will is not a new one. Christians have discussed this for years. As opposed to me writing about free will, I’d like to point you to Wayne Grudem who, in his book, Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine, writes […]
“There is nothing in afflictions which ought to disturb our joy,” proclaimed John Calvin. The fact that John Calvin said these words might not surprise you. But what you may not know is that Calvin suffered from chronic asthma, migraine headaches, pleurisy, kidney stones, hemorrhoids, gallstones, severe arthritis and frequent influenza accompanied with raging fevers.
What are some encouraging John Calvin quotes? In his famous book Institutes of the Christian Religion, Calvin dedicates two whole chapters on the doctrine of God’s providence. And in this article, I’d like to encourage you with some of those words. Why providence? R.C. Sproul says, “The word ‘providence’ has all but disappeared from the vocabulary
Is it even necessary to pray? This question is sometimes asked today. Apparently, it was also popular over 500 years ago. In his famous book Institutes of the Christian Religion, John Calvin dedicates extensive time on prayer, and gives plenty of reasons why you and I should pray. “But someone will say,” Calvin writes, “does God not
Church history question: Did John Calvin murder people? More specifically, did he have Michael Servetus burned at the stake? I’ve had many interactions with Calvin haters over the years, and it’s almost always because of this issue. So … did Calvin have Servetus burned at the stake? What Really Happened Between John Calvin and Michael