Preaching & Purpose! (3)

Pastoral Element There was much pastoral purpose too in Calvinʼs ministry. He sought to advise local and national churches. John Calvin sought to advise the Duke of Somerset under Edward VI, he sought to present him with a scheme of reform that would reform the English church. Unfortunately, Somerset died before the reforms could be …

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The Closing of the Canon of Scripture!

When the final apostle died or laid down his "apostolic pen," the giving of special revelation ceased. In 2Timothy 3:16-17 further attests to this fact when it claims that the completed Scripture (the 66 books of the Bible) thoroughly equips us "for every good work." By implication, then, there is and can be no extra-Biblical …

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