check out my good friend's blog...indeed Calvin seems to be writing to today's Christian!
it seems that many moderns (esp. charismatics) have it exactly backwards....
Whereas Calvin contends (scripturally so):
...we must give diligent heed both to the reading and hearing of Scripture, if we would obtain any benefit from the Spirit of God...
today's "spiritual" christian says:
we must give diligent heed to the Spirit, if we would obtain any benefit from the Word of God.
Thus becoming Christian subjectivists...subjecting the scripture to what we feel 'the spirit' is saying.
Oh Lord help us!