"Hath he not made one vessel to honour, and another to dishonour"

Illustration from the Nuremberg Chronicles (1493) depicting God moulding Adam from clay
Public DomainIllustration from the Nuremberg Chronicles (1493) depicting God moulding Adam from clay - Credit: Hartmann Schedel
Romans 9:21: “Hath not the potter power ouer the clay, of the same lumpe, to make one vessell vnto honour, and another vnto dishonour?” This refers to God’s moulding of man’s body from clay and, according to Robert's beliefs, means that he forms some people for glory and others for destruction.