Calvin on the Relation Between the Visible Church and Rome

548px-John_Calvin_21An examination and comparison of Calvin’s treatment on the visible Christian church and its relation to the Roman Catholic Church in his Institutes with the Westminster Standards’ treatment make it evident that the latter adopted the views of the former. It therefore behooves the student of the Westminster Confession carefully to study John Calvin’s treatment in his Institutes.

Here are some of Dr. Calvin’s main propositions on the topic:

1. The visible church is distinct from the invisible church…

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