Where Reformed Protestants and New Calvinists Part Ways

New Calvinists believe:

Behind every great man there’s a great woman. Like most maxims, it is generally true, even if not universally true.

Reformed Protestants know (thanks to Stan Evans):

Behind every great man is a surprised mother-in-law.

Postscript: Conscience, a mother-in-law who never leaves. (H. L. Mencken)

4 thoughts on “Where Reformed Protestants and New Calvinists Part Ways

  1. Imagine having Lucrezia [Borgia] for a mother-in-law! Lucrezia died in 1519 when Renée, living in France, was only nine. Nevertheless, Renée surely must have been aware of the gossip surrounding this most celebrated and scandalous woman—a woman whose life has since been widely portrayed in art and literature and film.

    Renaissance high culture filled court life in Ferrara. Renee enjoyed not only palatial living and dazzling dresses and jewels, but also the finest art and music the era had to offer.


  2. funny, sortof.
    I’m sure you’d be disappointed if I didn’t say – behind (and in front of every great man dot dot dot is Jesus.
    Looks like people – white men, white women, all men/women… need to know they need Jesus and need Jesus.

    from this am:
    “Similarly, Deaton cited suicide as an action that could be triggered not by a single event but by a cumulative series of disappointments: “Your family life has fallen apart, you don’t know your kids anymore, all the things you expected when you started out your life just haven’t happened at all.”
    “The numbers reported by Case and Deaton suggest that white men today are about twice as likely as they were in 1999 to die from one of the “diseases of despair,” while women are about four times as likely.”


    Jeremiah 17:7 “Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD And whose trust is the LORD.8 “For he will be like a tree planted by the water, that extends its roots by a stream and will not fear when the heat comes; ut its leaves will be green,And it will not be anxious in a year of droughtNor cease to yield fruit.


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