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In this chapter, Calvin demonstrates how ” in Scripture the Lord represents himself in the same character in which we have already seen that he is delineated in his works”. In the Common Tongue this would mean that the Lord’s attributes are seen in Scripture just as they are in His works. Calvin does not delve into the attributes of God seen through his Covenant with Abraham, etc; instead he maintains his focus on the attributes of God seen up to the creation of the world, “without ascending to Christ the Mediator”. Calvin uses a passage written by Moses to demonstrate several of His attributes, “The Lord, The Lord God, merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and abundant in  goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, unto the third and fourth generation” (Ex. 34:6,7). He states that God’s eternity and self-existence are made known by the repetition of his name and then God is described in his relation to us. Calvin also uses a passage from Jeremiah to show God’s loving kindness, his judgement, and his righteousness.Calvin further suggests that all of these qualities work together and cannot be separated. Moreover, these attributes are used to teach us how to worship him. He ends this chapter with a summation of what he has said plus final statement through the words of Habakkuk where idols are condemned and men are charged to worship God who is manifested in His Word.

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