Friday, May 12, 2006

Calvin on God's judgment, in contrast to man's

"The prophets and apostles did not speak the ordinary kind of language that is used in courts of Justice on earth, but had an eye to the judgment seat of God. For what may be excused and even perhaps fully justified before men, shall not fail to be condemned there. For God sees much clearer than mortal creatures. Again partiality may often hold sway in law matters, so that there will be cloaking, dissembling, and covering up, and the judges will be very glad to have a bandage over their eyes, that a man may have some subterfuge to allow of his escape. They may often be very glad of such things, but it is not so with God." (John Calvin)

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