Quote of the Day…

 

Meanwhile, let us remember that our ruin

is attributable to our own depravity, that we may not insinuate a

charge against God himself, the Author of nature. It is true that

nature has received a mortal wound, but there is a great difference

between a wound inflicted from without, and one inherent in our

first condition. It is plain that this wound was inflicted by sin;

and, therefore, we have no ground of complaint except against ourselves.

This is carefully taught in Scripture. For the Preacher

says, ” Lo, this only have I found, that God made man upright; but

they have sought out many inventions” (Eccl. vii. 29). Since man,

by the kindness of God, was made upright, but by his own infatuation

fell away unto vanity, his destruction is obviously attributable only

to himself

Calvins Institutes book 2 ch 1 sec 10

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