Calvin on Romans 1:11-12

Romans 1:11-12 says, “For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen you — that is, that we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine. Here’s what John Calvin writes about these verses in his Commentary on Romans: See to what degree…

Justification by Grace

Part 6 in an 8 part series. View series intro and index. The pillar of the Reformation was “justification by faith.” Justification is by faith alone, but if there was no grace—unmerited favor from God—there would be no opportunity for faith. God’s grace is the foundation for our faith. Romans 4:16 makes this clear: “That is why…

New Calvinism vs. Old Calvinism

Time magazine writes that “New Calvinism” is the third biggest idea that is changing the world right now.  That’s pretty significant.  On the Resurgence blog, you can read Driscoll’s insights on how New Calvinism differs from Old Calvinism. Before I go, I want to say a quick word on the label “Calvinism.”  I don’t like…

From Elation to Depression in a Matter of Seconds

This evening, I found out that Calvin’s 22-volume commentary was on sale at CBD for 100 bucks.  I didn’t even have to think about it: Buy it!  When I clicked the link, I found out that it was no longer available.  Evidently, more people enjoy reading Calvin than I think. Check back at CBD often…