Besides note down all his sermons. Those recorded

Besides that, a church council of pastors and elders was also created to check that
the citizens follow to God’s law. He also suggested a great extent of disciplinary acts. It included
everything from the cancellation of what they called Roman Catholic
superstition to taking steps against dancing, gambling, swearing as well as
forcing of sexual morality and reform of taverns. Along with reforms, he continued to preach sermons;
giving them twice on Sunday and even on three other weekdays. But later, he
stopped preaching on weekdays. In total, during this time, he had gave over two
thousand sermons. He never needed notes. Nevertheless, plenty of them lasted
for more than an hour. Unfortunately until 1549 few of his speeches had been conserved. In that
year, the city council designated a professional clerk to note down all his
sermons. Those recorded sermons indicate that he was a stable and constant
preacher and there was almost no change in his technique. However, there was something which was not smooth for
Calvin. He also had to stand up harsh dissidence from some quarters of the
society, especially the rich and politically strong class. The acerbity began
in 1546 and by February 1552, his rivals had turned into very powerful ones. On 24 July 1553, he proposed to give up, but that was
rejected because his rivals knew he was too popular to be dismissed.
Providentially, from the very year, his luck started to change and by 1555, he
was able to intensify the splendid power. Under him, Geneva became a center of
Protestantism. Shortly after, he began to spread his
thoughts and became internationally famous as a humanist. He was particularly
involved with improving the churches in France and sent out missionaries to be
busy between the masses. Threatened by the lack of union between the
reformists, he used his effectiveness to gather them together. People knew him for his strict discipline and punished
dissent or irreligion with enforcement. Fifty-eight people were executed and
seventy-six were banished for their religious beliefs in the first five years
of his strict law in Geneva. Along
the period he was in Geneva, the city was recognized throughout Europe as a
place of refuge for tortured Protestants. His only son James died when he was
just born in 1542, and his wife, Idelette, died in 1549. Calvin himself died in
Geneva, Switzerland, on May 27th, 1564, and, at his own demand, was buried in
an unmarked grave somewhere in the city. Although Calvin was opposite the concept of
bachelorhood, he did not marry for a long time. Finally in August 1540,
insisted by his friends, he married Idelette de Bure. She was a widow with two
children from her first marriage. On 28 July 1542, Idelette gave birth to their son, Jacques; however, he did
not live long. Some also argue whether if they had one or two daughters, who
also died in childhood. Idelette also died on 29 March 1549 after a long
illness and Calvin was much sorrow by the loss. After that, he never married
again. Calvin died on 27 May 1564. He was then
54 years old. To avoid encouraging a new saint-cult, which he hated, he was
buried in an unmarked grave in the Cimetière des Roisin. Later in the 19th
century, a stone was adjusted to a grave, which was thought to be his. Nowadays, the theological customs experienced by John
Calvin and other theologians of that time are known as Calvinism. It has now
become a main stream of Protestantism and is also known as Reformed Christianity,
Reformed Protestantism or the Reformed faith. The Collège Calvin which is located in Geneva also
carries his name. It was set up by him in 1559 as Collège de Genève to give
education to the citizens, particularly the children. Later in 1969 it was
renamed Collège Calvin in his honour. Calvin is known as a Renewer of the Church in Lutheran churches; as a
divine in the Church of England and also in the Episcopal Church, USA. As we
have mentioned before Calvinism is based around the absolute power
and supremacy of God. The earth is formed so that humanity might recognize Him.
Calvin believed that Man was wicked and could only reach God through belief in
Christ.Calvin put faith in that the New Testament and baptism and the Eucharist
had been formed to maintain humanity with endless blessed guidance when
searching for belief. In Calvin’s perspective, Man, who is degenerate, is
resisted by the almighty (all powerful) and omnipresent (present everywhere at
the same time) God who before the world began predestined some for endless
liberation (the Elect)
while the others would suffer eternal curse (the Reprobates). The chosen few were set free by the process of godly blessing which cannot
be challenged and cannot be earned by value of humanity. You might have lived
what you might have thought a completely good life that was correct to God but
if you were a sinful you remained one because for all your features you were
naturally disrupt and God would notice this even if you did not. However, a
reprobate by behaving indulgently could achieve an inner condemnation of
liberation. However, God remained the justice and lawmaker of men. Destiny remained a lively belief
in Calvinism. Briefly and most importantly, to
deliver his educations, Calvin set up primary and secondary schools and the
University of Geneva. Geneva also became a haven for reformers who were runing
away from cruelty. John
Calvin reviewed his Institutes of the Christian Religion in 1559, and it was
evaluated in several languages for delivery throughout Europe. To maintain the
Reformation beyond Geneva, Calvinist missionaries had many journeys, to France,
the Netherlands, and Germany. John Knox (1514-1572), one of Calvin’s followers,
spreaded Calvinism to Scotland, where the Presbyterian Church has its origins.
George Whitefield (1714-1770), one of the leaders of the Methodist movement,
took the Calvinist purpose to the American society and became the most
effective clergyman of his period.