The Works of

Rev. Prof. Dr. F.N. Lee

Calvin on Creation

Calvin held to animal mortality even before the creation of dissimilar and immortal man, the unique image of the immortal Triune God (Genesis 1:26-29).   And he regarded God’s continuing seventh formation day as His unended rest in man as His viceroy (Genesis 2:1-3).

John Calvin said Noah’s Flood did not change earth’s topographical contours (Genesis 2:10f & 8:1f).   He denied the Deluge caused any dispensationalistic postflood change in the prefall climate or in the diet of man and the animals (Genesis 1:14-30 cf. 8:22 to 9:4).   And he interpreted Noah’s Flood in the light of the definitive earlier formation week (Genesis 1:1-31 & 6:17 to 9:17 cf. Matthew 19:4-8) – and not vice versa.

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