Here is Mike Horton and Robert Godfrey (president of Westminster Theological Seminary, California) discussing John Calvin’s theology, and a recently published book by Godfrey, John Calvin: Pilgrim & Pastor. I think you’ll find this interesting — I certainly did — especially when they discuss Calvin’s view on “assurance;” this is why it is so hard to “get at” what Classic Calvinists actually believe (and I don’t mean to say that we can’t, but it is exceedingly difficult to get a “Classic Calvinist” to consistently make distinctions between their “name-sake” and what in fact was developed further in his name; I think they just assume that Calvin would’ve approved, in fact that he would’ve been the deciding vote on the 5 points of Dordt) — it’s as if the whole “Reformation,” post-Reformation era belongs to them. They speak of Calvin’s rather “Evangelical” tendencies (and rightly so), as you will hear, and then they go on and speak of the Synod of Dordt (and the 5 points) as if Calvin would’ve been right at home at Dordt. Here is the podcast:

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