Calvin’s View of Life: The Meaning of All Existence to John Calvin

"God [the Father], by the power of His Word and His Spirit, created the Heavens and the Earth out of nothing."   Thus begins the famous Christian Theologian John Calvin’s view of life and the meaning of all existence.1  

The Triune God, Calvin continues, "produced things inanimate and animate of every kind. He arranged an innumerable variety of objects in admirable order – giving each kind its proper nature, office, place and station….   Thus Heaven and Earth were adorned most richly, and copiously supplied with all things – like a large and splendid mansion gorgeously constructed and exquisitely furnished.   At length, man was made – man, by the beauty of his person and his many noble endowments, the most glorious specimen of the works of God."