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You’ve Got to Love John Calvin!

August 24, 2010

John Calvin’s comments on Ephesians 3:18. Who says biblical commentators can’t entertain, as well as educatel! (Note how Calvin simply brushes Augustine aside!)

“What follows is sufficiently clear in itself, but has hitherto been darkened by a variety of interpretations. Augustine is quite delighted with his own acuteness, which throws no light on the subject. Endeavouring to discover some kind of mysterious allusion to the figure of the cross, he makes the breadth to be love, — the height, hope, — the length, patience, and the depth, humility. This is very ingenious and entertaining: but what has it to do with Paul’s meaning? Not more, certainly, than the opinion of Ambrose, that the allusion is to the figure of a sphere. Laying aside the views of others, I shall state what will be universally acknowledged to be the simple and true meaning…”

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One comment

  1. Excellent, I am preaching on that passage on Sunday too! :-)



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