Friday, April 18, 2014

Good Friday

"If Christ had died only a bodily death, it would have been ineffectual. No- it was expedient at the same time of him to undergo the severity of God's vengeance, to appease his wrath and satisfy his just judgment. For this reason, he must also grapple hand to hand with the armies of hell and the dread of everlasting death."

-John Calvin in Institutes of the Christian Religion, bk. 2, chapt. 16, sec. 10

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