Transforming Teachers - John Calvin

  • Three essentials

    Corruption in the church is not new. I think of the priests who operated houses of prostitution in Geneva, in the 1500's.

    The people ran the bishop out of town in 1530. William Farel, a French evangelist, came in 1531. His co-worker, Antoine Froment cried in the markeplace, "We must reform the church in order to reform the nation!"

    Farel sought John Calvin, demanding he come to Geneva to apply the theology he was writing about. Calvin came at the age of 27, and rebuilt this broken city on three essentials: