Bible History Birthday!: John Calvin

To celebrate our NEW How We Got the Bible Series, we’re also celebrating the birthdays of the folks that God has used to get the Bible to where it is today!

John Calvin
b. July 10, 1509

John Calvin, a French theologian and pastor, fled the University of Paris for Switzerland when his speech on Luther and Erasmus angered the French government. There, he wrote the first systematic summary of Protestant theology, titled Institutes of the Christian Religion. Though his name is inseparable from “Calvinist theology,” John Calvin believed that God, in His unending grace, chooses to be revealed to sinful humans–predestination was only part of his theology, and probably a smaller part than people seem to remember today. Happy birthday John Calvin!

A dog barks when his master is attacked. I would be a coward if I saw that God’s truth is attacked and yet would remain silent.John Calvin

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Want to learn more about how we got the Bible? We’ve got the perfect resources for you… Alternatively, here’s a great eChart on How We Got the Bible that you can download right now!

The How We Got the Bible Series

How We Got the Bible Video Study Series Intro from Rose Publishing on Vimeo.Have you ever wondered who wrote the books in your Bible and how they ended up together? Has anyone ever told you that some books were cut out of the Bible or that the stories of Jesus in the Gospels can’t be trusted? Through these six sessions, Dr. Timothy Paul Jones will answer your questions about how we got the Bible. Preorder the series here!



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