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Calvin on Eschatology

In light of all the end-times hysteria; Calvin has some good counsel with his comments on Matthew 24:36.

We know how fickle our minds are, and how much we are tickled by a vain curiosity to know more than is proper.  Christ likewise perceived that the disciples were pushing forward with excessive haste to enjoy triumph.  He therefore wishes the day of his coming to be the object of such expectation and desire, that non shall dare to inquire when it will happen.  In short, he wishes his disciples so to walk in the light of faith, that while they are uncertain as to the time, they may patiently wait for the revelation of him.  We ought therefore to be on our guard, lest our anxiety about the time be carried farther than the Lord allows; for the chief part of our wisdom is confining ourselves soberly within the limits of God’s Word.

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