Of this salvation the prophets have inquired and searched carefully...
...which angels desire to look into. ~ 1 Pet 1:10-12
Friday, March 20, 2009
dead and deadly letter?!?
For certain giddy men have lately appeared, who, while they make a great display of the superiority of the Spirit, reject all reading of the Scriptures themselves, and deride the simplicity of those who only delight in what they call the dead and deadly letter. But I wish they would tell me what spirit it is whose inspiration raises them to such a sublime height that they dare despise the doctrine of Scripture as mean and childish. ~ John Calvin, Institutes, Book 1, Chapt 9, Sec. 1