THE END TIMES AND EVANGELISM

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For our minds are always obsessive, and a doubt often creeps in, why He does not come sooner. But when we hear that the Lord, in delaying, shows a concern for our salvation, and that He defers the time because he has a care for us, there is no reason why we should any longer complain of tardiness. He is tardy who allows an occasion to pass by through slothfulness: there is nothing like this in God, who in the best manner regulates time to promote our salvation. And as to the duration of the whole world, we must think exactly the same as of the life of every individual; for God by prolonging time to each, sustains him that he may repent. In the like manner He does not hasten the end of the world, in order to give to all time to repent.

But it may be asked, If God wishes none to perish, why is it that so many do perish? To this my answer is, that no mention is here made of the hidden purpose of God, according to which the reprobate are doomed to their own ruin, but only of His will as made known to us in the gospel. -John Calvin

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What men count slackness is truly long-suffering; it is giving more time to His own people, whom He has chosen before the foundation of the world, many of whom are not as yet converted; and those who are in a state of grace and favour with God are to advance in knowledge and holiness, and in the exercise of faith and patience, to abound in good works, doing and suffering what they are called to, that they may bring glory to God, and improve in a suitableness for heaven; for God is not willing that any of these should perish, but that all of them should come to repentance. – Matthew Henry

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