We have sought nothing else these twenty-five years [roughly the time since Luther’s Ninety-Five Theses, 31 Oct./1 Nov. 1517] but that the whole conflict should be ended in such a way that the victory should not fall to men, but should remain, as is fitting, with that teaching which was proclaimed by Christ and the apostles. Now too we are ready, if we are found guilty of teaching something contrary to [their teaching], not only to withdraw it but to attack it with total commitment. Therefore when miracles other than those by which the dignity of the gospel was ratified of old and demanded of us, no others need be produced but those which were performed through the apostles. For they happened once, but served to confirm the gospel forever. And what a wide field would be open for me here to speak both of the ingratitude and ill will and also of the shamelessness of those who not only demand that the gospel of Christ be established afresh by new miraculous signs, just as if it were new and of recent origin, but turn those very miracles which ought to contribute to its glory into a cause for insults and mockery!
John Calvin, The Bondage and Liberation of the Will: A Defense of the Orthodox Doctrine of Human Choice against Pighius (pg. 13).