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Institutes of the Christian Religion: Book 3

By John Calvin


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   Argument - INSTITUTES OF THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION BOOK THIRD. THE MODE OF OBTAINING THE GRACE OF CHRIST. THE BENEFITS IT CONFERS, AND THE EFFECTS RESULTING ...read
   Chapter 1 - THE BENEFITS OF CHRIST MADE AVAILABLE TO US BY THE SECRET OPERATION OF THE SPIRIT. The three divisions of this chapter are,--I. The secret operatio ...read
   Chapter 2 - OF FAITH. THE DEFINITION OF IT. ITS PECULIAR PROPERTIES. This chapter consists of three principal parts.--I. A brief explanation of certain matters ...read
   Chapter 3 - REGENERATION BY FAITH. OF REPENTANCE. This chapter is divided into five parts. I. The title of the chapter seems to promise a treatise on Faith, bu ...read
   Chapter 4 - PENITENCE, AS EXPLAINED IN THE SOPHISTICAL JARGON OF THE SCHOOLMEN, WIDELY DIFFERENT FROM THE PURITY REQUIRED BY THE GOSPEL. OF CONFESSION AND SATISF ...read
   Chapter 5 - OF THE MODES OF SUPPLEMENTING SATISFACTION--VIZ. INDULGENCES AND PURGATORY. Divisions of the chapter,--I. A summary description and refutation of P ...read
   Chapter 6 - THE LIFE OF A CHRISTIAN MAN. SCRIPTURAL ARGUMENTS EXHORTING TO IT. This and the four following chapters treat of the Life of the Christian, and are ...read
   Chapter 7 - A SUMMARY OF THE CHRISTIAN LIFE. OF SELF-DENIAL. [391] The divisions of the chapter are,--I. The rule which permits us not to go astray in the stud ...read
   Chapter 8 - OF BEARING THE CROSS--ONE BRANCH OF SELF-DENIAL. The four divisions of this chapter are,--I. The nature of the cross, its necessity and dignity, se ...read
   Chapter 9 - OF MEDITATING ON THE FUTURE LIFE. The three divisions of this chapter,--I. The principal use of the cross is, that it in various ways accustoms us ...read
   Chapter 10 - HOW TO USE THE PRESENT LIFE, AND THE COMFORTS OF IT. The divisions of this chapter are, I. The necessity and usefulness of this doctrine. Extremes ...read
   Chapter 11 - OF JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH. BOTH THE NAME AND THE REALITY DEFINED. In this chapter and the seven which follow, the doctrine of Justification by Fait ...read
   Chapter 12 - NECESSITY OF CONTEMPLATING THE JUDGMENT-SEAT OF GOD, IN ORDER TO BE SERIOUSLY CONVINCED OF THE DOCTRINE OF GRATUITOUS JUSTIFICATION. The divisions ...read
   Chapter 13 - TWO THINGS TO BE OBSERVED IN GRATUITOUS JUSTIFICATION. The divisions of this chapter are,--I. The glory of God, and peace of conscience, both secur ...read
   Chapter 14 - THE BEGINNING OF JUSTIFICATION. IN WHAT SENSE PROGRESSIVE. To illustrate what has been already said, and show what kind of righteousness man can ha ...read
   Chapter 15 - THE BOASTED MERIT OF WORKS SUBVERSIVE BOTH OF THE GLORY OF GOD, IN BESTOWING RIGHTEOUSNESS, AND OF THE CERTAINTY OF SALVATION. The divisions of thi ...read
   Chapter 16 - REFUTATION OF THE CALUMNIES BY WHICH IT IS ATTEMPTED TO THROW ODIUM ON THIS DOCTRINE. The divisions of this chapter are,--I. The calumnies of the P ...read
   Chapter 17 - THE PROMISES OF THE LAW AND THE GOSPEL RECONCILED. In the following chapter, the arguments of Sophists, who would destroy or impair the doctrine of ...read
   Chapter 18 - THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF WORKS IMPROPERLY INFERRED FROM REWARDS. There are three divisions in this chapter,--I. A solution of two general objections wh ...read
   Chapter 19 - OF CHRISTIAN LIBERTY. The three divisions of this chapter are,--I. Necessity of the doctrine of Christian Liberty, sec. 1. The principal parts of t ...read
   Chapter 20 - OF PRAYER--A PERPETUAL EXERCISE OF FAITH. THE DAILY BENEFITS DERIVED FROM IT. The principal divisions of this chapter are,--I. Connection of the su ...read
   Chapter 21 - OF THE ETERNAL ELECTION, BY WHICH GOD HAS PREDESTINATED SOME TO SALVATION, AND OTHERS TO DESTRUCTION. The divisions of this chapter are,--I. The ne ...read
   Chapter 22 - THIS DOCTRINE CONFIRMED BY PROOFS FROM SCRIPTURE. The divisions of this chapter are,--I. A confirmation of the orthodox doctrine in opposition to t ...read
   Chapter 23 - REFUTATION OF THE CALUMNIES BY WHICH THIS DOCTRINE IS ALWAYS UNJUSTLY ASSAILED. This chapter consists of four parts, which refute the principal obj ...read
   Chapter 24 - ELECTION CONFIRMED BY THE CALLING OF GOD. THE REPROBATE BRING UPON THEMSELVES THE RIGHTEOUS DESTRUCTION TO WHICH THEY ARE DOOMED. The title of this ...read
   Chapter 25 - OF THE LAST RESURRECTION. There are four principal heads in this chapter,--I. The utility, necessity, truth, and irrefragable evidence of the ortho ...read

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