John Calvin Complete Commentary - John 8:38 - 8:38

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John Calvin Complete Commentary - John 8:38 - 8:38


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38.I speak what I have seen with my Father. He had already made frequent mention of his Father; and now, by an argument drawn from contrary things, he infers that they are enemies to God, and are the children of the devil, because they oppose his doctrine. “ my part,” says he, “ bring nothing forward, but what I have learned from my Father. How comes it then that the word of God excites you to such fury, but because you have an oppositefather ?”He says that he speaks, and they do, because he discharged the office of a teacher, while they labored strenuously to extinguish his doctrine. At the same time, he protects the Gospel against contempt, by showing that it is not wonderful if it be opposed by the children of the devil Instead of you do, some render it, Do you what you have seen with your father; as if Christ had said, “ show that you are the children of the devil, by opposing me; for I speak nothing but what God has commanded.”