A Comforting Word for Calvinists and Arminians

When we see the mournful divisions which rend the church of Jesus Christ, let us rest our souls on this comfortable thought. Let us remember that a large portion of them arise from ignorance. We know in part and therefore misunderstand one another. A day comes when Lutherans shall no longer wrangle with Zwinglians, nor Calvinist with Arminian, nor churchmen with dissenter. That day is the day of Christ’s second coming. Then and then only will the promise receive its complete fulfillment, “At that day you shall know.”

– Adapted from John Charles Ryle’s Expository Thoughts on John’s Gospel, 14:18-20, p. 77.

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