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Episode 28: John Calvin - The Work in Geneva

Adam Ramdin
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Geneva would become almost a Protestant version of Rome. Many reformers would pass through this city in the 16th century from all over Europe which is why John Calvin is often referred to as the 'International Reformer' as his influence spread far and wide.

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Adam Ramdin

Youth Director for the North England Conference of SDA

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  • July 26, 2017
    9:30 AM
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After having to leave friends barrel and Calvin move and work elsewhere found came here to the Geneva area and he asked success in the villages and hamlets The surrounding the town of the Negro So when he came into the city he was initially rejected and had to leave the city another man who tried the work of reform here with a schoolmaster by the name of from him and he had some success Calvin also found his way to the fifty though not by design there was a road block either because an Army was in the road and he had to divert and he came through in the EVA he was planning to do but the believe as they implored him to stay and assist the work of reform and though initially reluctant he eventually decided to stay. For nearly thirty years he labored here in Geneva. Firstly establishing the church that adhered to the morality of the Bible and then for the advancement of the Reformation throughout Europe his life as a public leader was not faultless nor what his doctrines prefer Mera but he was instrumental in advancing truth in that world special importance and maintaining the principle of Protestantism against the errors of the world. Some. Times you can learn a lot about someone by what their enemies say about them that this Pope Pius before said called John Calvin the strength of that heretic Calvin consisted in this that money never had the slightest charm for him if I had such servants my dominion what expand from sin to see. The A. Calvin was a come home to type A personalities who never went to the priest find sermons alone and he wrote a Bible commentary on but to me and we put up the Bible he also wrote countless theological articles on a wide variety of topics he was not only evil when he was on his death his friends urged him to work for you from slavery he replied What should the Lord come and find me I don't he lived a very modest life as well he wasn't paid a large salary but by the most frugality he was able to save three years and your salary that he left to his heirs when he asked the wife. From Calvin's life we learn he's a man who send missionaries throughout Europe he's a man who wrote books and sent them throughout Europe he's a man that had an influence far more wider reaching than just his church so really he started off just as a pastor of a church in Geneva from small beginnings he had a great great influence in Luke sixteen verse ten the Bible told him he had a frightful in that which is least it will be faithful also in that which is much. May we be faithful where a lot has placed us in whatever small place all small think it is that we may be faithful should God give us a greater responsibility or a greater spear of influence leg. Length.

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