Celebrating Calvin: Ten Ways Modern Culture Is Different Because of John Calvin

Friday, 27 Feb 2009

3. Ethics and Interpretation of the Moral Law: The Decalogue Calvin's interpretation of the Ten Commandments as ethical pillars was widely influential for generations of character development. In his discussion, he argued that this moral law was necessary; for even though man was created in God's image, natural law alone could only assist in pointing toward the right directions. Although acknowledging conscience as a "monitor," Calvin knew that depravity affected such conscience and people were "immured in the darkness of error." Thus, mankind was not left to natural law alone, lest it ...

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