How Can You Tell the Difference Between Black and White?

David Burchard Doctrine, Quotable Quotes Leave a Comment

“Paul testifies that the church is ‘built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets’ (Eph 2:20). If the doctrine of the apostles and prophets is the foundation of the church, the former must have had its certainty before the latter began to exist. …. Nothing, therefore can be more absurd than the fiction, that the power of judging Scripture is in the church, and that on her not its certainty depends. … As to the question, How shall we be persuaded that it came from God without recurring to a decree of the church? it is just the same as if it were asked, How shall we learn to distinguish light from darkness, white from black, sweet from bitter? Scripture bears upon the face of it as clear evidence of its truth, as white and black do of their color, sweet and bitter of their taste.”

John Calvin

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