Chapter 10: Scripture, to Correct Against All Superstition, Has Set the True God Alone Over Against All the Gods of the Heathen
1. The Scriptural doctrine of God the Creator.
Calvin has already explored the truth that God the Creator may be truly seen in His works, in what we might call "general revelation," the knowledge of God through the created world. Now he turns his attention to the Scripture to see if the Bible shows us the same Creator God that we see in nature. He warns that this kind of study could be quite lengthy and in-depth but that he will just give "a sort of index" to what the Scriptures say about God the Creator.
What we see when we turn to the Bible is that God is "the Maker of heaven and earth" who "governs the universe" He created. We also see evidence of how good and patient God is toward His creation. Yet we also see how severe He can be as "the righteous avenger of evil deeds" when His patience is ignored.