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John Calvin the....homosexual?

Discussion in 'Controversial Topics' started by Rufus, Nov 29, 2011.

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  1. Rufus

    Rufus Puritan Board Junior

  2. py3ak

    py3ak They're stalling and plotting against me Staff Member

    Here's the easy answer:
    Someone who can't be trusted to handle multiple, readily available, clear, and full sources accurately (Calvin's doctrine of predestination and divine sovereignty) doesn't commend himself as a reliable source for obscure, controverted, and missing sources (the arrest record in Noyon).
     
  3. O'GodHowGreatThouArt

    O'GodHowGreatThouArt Puritan Board Sophomore

    Not sure about the sodomy charge proof, but a simple Google search shows very few in the way of resources on this regard.

    In addition, the one source I did find (see links below), points out the conviction was in 1527 (age 18), not in 1534 as this writer claims. Assuming he did commit this crime, he was an unbeliever when it occurred. As a result, it would hardly be fair to judge the genuineness of his conversion based on his past life.

    What are we to think of Calvin
     
  4. Weston Stoler

    Weston Stoler Puritan Board Sophomore

    When I read the title I got slightly angry. I am scared to open the link......
     
  5. TimV

    TimV Puritanboard Botanist

    So he was branded on the shoulder with a lily. And the Geneva City Council who paid him a nice salary never thought to ask to see it? It would seem a rather easy claim to settle one way or another.
     
  6. FedByRavens

    FedByRavens Puritan Board Freshman

    My neighbors tell people that I am a drug dealer, and that i prostitute myself for money as well.

    Matthew Chapter 5

    11 "Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me.
    12 "Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
    NASB
     
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