Bought by the Blood

May 5, 2009

Calvin on Spiritual Maturity

Filed under: Faith,John Calvin,patience,Sanctification — cubsfan1980 @ 11:56 am
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Older men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness – Titus 2:2

“Paul has good reason for summing up Christian maturity under the headings of faith, love, and endurance.  By faith, we worship God, for we cannot pray or engage in any other godly exercise without faith.  Love includes everything in the second half of the Ten Commandments.  Patience is a seasoning for both faith and love, for without patience faith would not last long.  Many things happen every day day, unworthy behavior or bad temper, which upset us so much that we would be quite unable to carry out the duties of love if patience did not sustain us.” – John Calvin.

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