Calvin’s activity as a controversialist began with his “sudden conversion” to the Protestant faith. To become a Protestant was, for Calvin as well as for Luther, to become an Augustinian who tested Augustine’s teaching by Scripture. All controversies about the nature of man, his sin and his salvation, must be settled by exegesis of Scripture. For “although the Lord represents both himself and his everlasting Kingdom in the mirror of his works with very great clarity, such is our stupidity that we grow increasingly dull toward so manifest testimonies, and they flow away without profiting us. For with regard to …
Cornelius Van Til
Dr. Cornelius Van Til was professor emeritus of apologetics at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has written and contributed to numerous works, including The Defense of the Faith, The Case for Calvinism, and The Reformed Pastor and Modern Thought.