The church reached a turning point in the sixteenth century. Worship had become a spectacle, the gospel was distorted, the sacraments were replaced by superstition, and ministers lived in immorality. To restore the church to the teachings of Christ, the Reformers cried out for a return to God’s authoritative Word.
In his classic book The Necessity of Reforming the Church, John Calvin presents four areas of the church’s life and doctrine that must be carefully guarded and guided by Scripture. This timeless call for biblical faithfulness beckons us today. How will we respond?
This new translation by Dr. Casey Carmichael, with a foreword from Dr. W. Robert Godfrey, also includes A Reply to Cardinal Sadoleto, Calvin’s letter defending the work of reformation as it was applied in the city of Geneva. Order your copy of this book today to discover a past answer for the church’s present need.
“Although the church and the world today are very different from what they were in Calvin’s day, we can still learn valuable lessons from Calvin’s treatise on how to improve the church.” —Excerpt from the foreword by Dr. W. Robert Godfrey
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