- Mar 17, 2021
As far as I know, Spurgeon didn't have anything to do with someone's execution and didn't call an Anabaptist leader a donkey. He was not the influential leader in the theocracy that legislated what type of plates people could use and that refused to allow someone to name their baby 'Claude' because it was not a Biblical name and insisted on 'Abraham' for that baby's name. Calvin was not in control of the whole government there in Geneva, of course, but he was quite influential. And from what I have read, it could get quite totalitarian there.
So, if you are holding Calvin's sins against him, wouldn't your sins be held against you? That's the principle behind forgiving others because God has forgiven you. In reality, Calvin is in Paradise awaiting the crown of righteousness that will be awarded to him in glory. His sins and faults are buried in the past and in God's forgetfulness. So, if God has forgotten them, maybe we should as well.
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