“The Lord commands us to do good unto all men without exception, though the majority are very undeserving when judged according to their own merits. But Scripture here helps us out with an excellent argument when it teaches us that we must not think of man’s real value, but only of his creation in the image of God to which we owe all possible honor and love.”
John Calvin, Golden Booklet of the
True Christian Life.
Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books,
1952/2004/2005, page 37.