Calvin On How Jesus Is Both Eternal And Begotten

We say, then, that the Godhead is absolutely of itself. And hence also we hold that the Son, regarded as God, and without reference to person, is also of himself; though we also say that, regarded as Son, he is of the Father. Thus his essence is without beginning, while his person has its beginning in God.  – [from Institutes of the Christian Religion by John Calvin translated by Henry Beveridge Book 1, Ch. 13, Section 25]

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