Thursday, 28 January 2016

No more irreverent bible jokes

Commenting on the third commandment, "You shall not take the name of Jehovah your God in vain." [Ex. 20:7], Calvin says:
"[Secondly,] we should not rashly or perversely abuse his Holy Word and worshipful mysteries either for the sake of our own ambition, or greed, or amusement; but, as they bear the dignity of his name imprinted upon them, they should ever be honored and prized among us."  (Calvin, Institutes, II. viii. section 22, bold mine

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