I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving. - Psalm 69:30
John Calvin, for the Glory of God
John Calvin was born in Noyon, France, July 10, 1509. Although Calvin is often considered the most influential reformer, the main reformation battles were already won by his time. While Calvin was still learning to read, Luther was giving his evangelical lectures on Psalms, Romans, and Galatians at Wittenberg. Most Christians know only know two things about Calvin: He believed in predestination, and he sent Servetus to the stake. However, Calvin’s greatest achievement was to take the classic insights of the reformation, sola gratia (grace alone), sola fide (faith alone), and sola scriptura (Scripture alone) and give them clear, systematic exposition, which no other reformer had done to the extent that he did. From Geneva, Calvin’s bold protestant vision spread westward.
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