Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The Spectacles of Scripture

"Just as old or bleary-eyed men and those with weak vision, if you thrust before them a most beautiful volume, even if they recognize it to be some sort of writing, yet can scarcely construe two words, but with the aid of spectacles will begin to read distinctly; so Scripture, gathering up the other wise confused knowledge of God in our minds, having dispersed our dullness, clearly shows us the true God."


-John Calvin in the Institutes of the Christian Religion
(Book 1, Chapter 6)

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