alien righteousness

If we turn away from this word, no matter how quickly we go, we will never arrive at the goal because we are not running in the path.  For we must take into account that the light of God which the apostle calls “inaccessible”  is for us a labyrinth to lose us unless we are led through it by the directing of the word, so that it is better for us to limp along in this path than to run quickly outside of it.

Taken from John Calvin’s Of the Knowledge of God in Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion: 1541 French Edition, The First English Version. Translated by Elsie Anne Mckee, 37.

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