Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Miserable Marriage for the Glory of Christ

Castle Este in Ferrara, a severe and imposing fortress, serves as a reminder of the grace and perseverance Christ gives to his bride the church in affliction. Renee, Huguenot Duchess of Ferrara, commissioned an Italian Bible translation, supported Fanini and other Italian Reformation preachers, and sheltered refugees like poet Clement Marot and John Calvin, all the while suffering the brutal cruelties of a tyrant husband and sworn enemy of the doctrines of grace.

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