Collect of the Day
O LORD, we beseech thee to keep thy Church and household continually in thy true religion; that they who do lean only upon the hope of thy heavenly grace may evermore be defended by thy mighty power; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Saturday, October 26, 2013
While God foresees that this will be the result, he purposely sends his prophets to them, that he may involve the reprobate in severer condemnation, as is more fully explained by Isaiah, (Isaiah 6:10). -- John Calvin
From: John Calvin on Common Grace.
It is clear from both God's eternal decrees and from the revelation in Holy Scripture that God does NOT desire to save all who hear the Gospel, much less all men in the world. The dialectical theology of the followers of Cornelius Van Til, including Westminster Seminary, Philadelphia and Westminster Seminary, California, is to be rejected. All Scripture is in logical agreement. Van Til, on the other hand, said that all Scripture is apparently contradictory. (Isaiah 6:10).