Retraction Concerning Some Improperly Used Quotes of Calvin

, posted by SEA

We recently ran a blog post entitled “Some Chilling Quotes of John Calvin” ( that used two of three quotes improperly, and we apologize for the error. Someone alerted us to a response he put together ( demonstrating that, out of context, one of the quotes gave the wrong impression of Calvin’s meaning, and that another quote was actually Calvin quoting an opponent’s characterization of Calvin’s view for the purpose of denying that to be his view. However, the SEA member who provided the quotes to us has written a response explaining that he did not intend to quote improperly and detailing why the quotes remain chilling in light of Calvin’s theology and other things he said: There was no problem with use of the third quote from that post; it remains chilling without qualification.