What can be more preposterous…

Calvin on giving our fellow men the benefit of the doubt in the decisions they make while expecting God to measure up (down?) to our expectations:

“And certainly in this matter many display monstrous infatuation, presuming to subject the works of God to their calculation, and discuss his secret counsels, as well as to pass a precipitate judgment on things unknown, and that with greater license than on the doings of mortal men. What can be more preposterous than to show modesty toward our equals, and choose rather to suspend our judgment than incur the blame of rashness, while we petulantly insult the hidden judgments of God, judgments which it becomes us to look up to and revere…” – Calvin, Institutes, 1.17.1

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