Unfaithfulness Root of the Fall

“…the first man revolted from God’s authority, not only because he was seized by Satan’s blandishments, but also because, contemptuous of truth, he turned aside to falsehood.  And surely, once we hold God’s Word in contempt, we shake off all reverence for him.  For, unless we listen attentively to him, his majesty will not dwell among us, nor his worship remain perfect.  Unfaithfulness, then was the root of the Fall.  But thereafter ambition and pride, together with ungratefulness, arose, because Adam by seeking more than was granted him shamefully spurned God’s great bounty, which had been lavished upon him.”   –John Calvin “Institutes of the Christian Religion” Edited by John T. McNeill published by The Westminster Press, Book Two, Chapter 1, p 245

About Maureen Stohlmeyer

Grateful to have been married to my wonderful husband Michael for nearly 35 years who is now with the Lord, I would like to share from writers from the past who have strengthened our faith and walk with Jesus Christ our Savior and Redeemer. His walk with God was deeply enriched by the writings of authors from the past and I dedicate this blog to him and to them.
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