John Calvin: Heliocentrists are “possessed by the devil”


The Calvin Handbook by H. J. Selderhuis (Eerdmans, Grand Rapids MI/Cambridge, U.K., 2008), 452,

“Second, Richard Stauffer’s discovery, published in an article from 1971, of a statement in one of Calvin’s sermons on 1 Corinthians 10 is equally important. There Calvin warns against those who assert ‘that the sun does not move and that it is the earth that moves,’ declaring that they are possessed by the devil and seek ‘to pervert the order of nature.”


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