Wondrous Condescension

Posted: October 26, 2007 in Theology

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“For who even of slight intelligence does not understand that as nurses commonly do with infants, God is wont in a measure to “lisp” in speaking to us? Thus such forms of speaking do not so much express clearly what God is like as accommodate the knowledge of him to our slight capacity. To do this he must descend far beneath his loftiness.”

-John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion, Book I:13:1.

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