Friday, August 22, 2008

Faith Beneath the Ashes

“The root of faith can never be torn from the godly breast, but clings so fast to the inmost parts that, however faith seems to be shaken or to bend this way or that, its light is never so extinguished or snuffed out that it does not at least lurk as it were beneath the ashes.”

—John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion, 3.2.21

[HT: Of First Importance]