Thursday, 24 December 2015
Calvin's Institutes. Book I, Chapter 5
This is the post #5 of the Calvin's Institutes summary series.
All human minds are engraved with the knowledge of God. They all have a natural sense of divinity.
The creation reveals the Creator.
The human sense of justice and mercy are meant to point out God and the world to come.
And yet, all human beings corrupt the knowledge of God through idolatry.
Even great minds were not free from this error.
Conclusion: The whole creation testifies to the glory of God brilliantly, and yet, this revelation is not sufficient for human beings to know God because human beings corrupt this knowledge, and hence they are not excusable.