Friday, February 22, 2008

The glory of Christ extinguished

"You, in the first place, touch upon justification by faith, that first and keenest subject of controversy between us. Is this a knotty and useless question? Wherever the knowledge of it is taken away, the glory of Christ is extinguished, religion abolished, the Church destroyed, and the hope of salvation utterly overthrown."

John Calvin, quoted in John C. Olin, editor, A Reformation Debate, page 66.