Calvin's Institutes - Chapter 5b

April 26, 2020

I am still trying to catch up. Thus, I am, believe it or not, going to be more brief. Calvin's discussion about the "keys" was insightful and helpful. I especially liked the time he spent explaining them in the context of Matthew 18 (323). Also insightful was Calvin's raising the question about God's punishments as a way to atone for sins (336). I think even mature Christians struggle with this even though they might know better.

Next, Calvin spends time distinguishing the types of judgement between retributive and corrective (337). My last reading report I brought up that I felt that Calvin was muddled in this area. I am glad he brought it up at this point, but I feel like he should have at least mentioned he would get to it when he touched on it earlier in the chapter.

There! I set a record for a short reading response!

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