In this chapter Haykin reveals John Calvin's approach to Scripture and theology that was clearly pro-missions and pro-evangelism. While Calvin was concerned more directly with purifying the church than initiating a worldwide missions movement, his interpretation of the Bible was consistent with a free proclamation of the gospel for the salvation of the lost. Haykin investigates Calvin’s exegesis of the so-called universal-texts: Ezekiel 18:23, Matthew 11:28–30, John 3:16, 1 Timothy 2:4, and 2 Peter 3:9.
Source: To the Ends of the Earth: Calvin's Missional Vision and Legacy (Crossway, 2014), 27-51.
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