What did John Calvin believe about sin? Calvin’s initial position regarding sin’s effect on the imago Dei is that sin totally destroys the image of God in the human (see Engel 1988:57-59). In the 1536 edition of his Institutes, he simply states that the image of God was ‘effaced’ by sin.
What did John Calvin believe about God? Calvin’s religious teachings emphasized the sovereignty of the scriptures and divine predestination—a doctrine holding that God chooses those who will enter Heaven based His omnipotence and grace.
Did John Calvin believe in the Bible? Calvin’s humanism meant first that he thought of himself as a biblical theologian in accordance with the Reformation slogan scriptura sola. He was prepared to follow Scripture even when it surpassed the limits of human understanding, trusting to the Holy Spirit to inspire faith in its promises.
What sacraments did John Calvin believe in? In common with other Protestant Reformers, Calvin believed that there were only two sacraments, baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Calvin also conceded that ordination could also be called a sacrament, but suggested that it was a “special rite for a certain function.”