John Calvin on Paul’s Scrolls and Parchments

I especially admire the passionate zeal of these dead theologians and commentators.  Here’s John Calvin on the Apostle Paul’s Scrolls and Parchments in 2 Timothy 4:13:

“It is evident from this, that the Apostle had not given over reading, though he was already preparing for death. Where are those who think that they have made so great progress that they do not need any more exercise? Which of them will dare to compare himself with Paul? Still more does this expression refute the madness of those men who — despising books, and condemning all reading — boast of nothing but their own divine inspirations.  But let us know that this passage gives to all believers a recommendation of constant reading, that they may profit by it.”

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