God The Creator [John Calvin] 9781610360005
A Pure Gold Classic
"I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. . . ." Calvin clearly shows how God is the Creator, Preserver, and Governor of the world and everything within it. He is the sovereign and omnipotent Ruler of the universe.
Though this should be obvious to everyone, Calvin explains that our total depravity has stifled and corrupted our knowledge of God and His role in the creation. He discusses the manifestations of God in both nature and the Scriptures, and reveals that God exists in three separate persons: the Holy Trinity.
Calvin also shows how the Fall of Man has let to spiritual blindness and confusion. He thoroughly discusses the image of God (in which we were created), free will, and original righteousness. He shows how mankind has wandered far afield from God's original intentions. The book concludes with a full discussion of divine providence.br> Charles Haddon Spurgeon wrote, "The longer I live, the clearer does it appear [to me] that John Calvin's system is the nearest to perfection."