What John Calvin Might Say to the PCA

From the pages of the Nicotine Theological Journal

…I have learned that opposing views on worship threaten the very unity of this body. I have read your Westminster Confession on the matter, and was more than pleased to see the clear and uncompromising language regarding public worship, namely, that ‘the acceptable way of worshipping the true God is instituted by Himself, and so limited by His own revealed will, that He may not be worshipped according to the imaginations and devices of men, or the suggestions of Satan, under any visible representation, or any other way not prescribed in the holy Scripture.’  Read more»

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    • Yes, I noticed that too.

      Of course there’s no evidence that Calvin ever actually sang any hymns or approved of singing the same as a response to the Word.

      On that point I think Jon took some historical license.

      On this see the recently published essay in the volume /Tributes to John Calvin/ (Calvin500 series) on “Calvin’s Principle of Worship.”

  1. Is it from the Nicotine? The link is to the Aquila Report. Anyway, excellent article, thanks for posting it!

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