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Rev. Prof. Dr. F.N. Lee

Calvin on Creation


“‘And God said, ‘Let there be light!’….   It is certain that the world had been begun by the same efficacies of the Word — by Whom it was completed [Genesis 1:3]….

“The Word of God…is the Wisdom dwelling in God, and without Whom God could never be.”   So “the world was framed by God’s Eternal Word, His only begotten Son.”

Calvin then says of the Mosaic account authored by the Holy Spirit, that “in the history of creation…he [Moses] says that the Spirit of God was expanded over the abyss or shapeless matter….   His transfusing vigour into all things — breathing into them existence, life and motion — is plainly Divine….

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