Do You Want Sensitive Flattery? Calvin Won’t Oblige

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‘Ho! You can’t tell me what to do.’

‘My friend, what you are really saying is that you do not want God to reign over you, and you want to abolish the Law.

 

We can see many who are enraged when we correct or threaten them.

‘What! Is this the way you teach? We want to be won over by kindness.’

‘Do you? Then go to God and learn how he teaches you.’

See how these sensitive souls cannot bear a single reproof to be offered to them. And why?

‘Ho! We want to be taught differently than this.’

‘Well then, go to the devil’s school; he will flatter you well enough to your perdition.”

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