Calvin on Predestination
In his book, Concerning the Eternal Predestination of God, Calvin wrote: “Since we do not know who belongs to the number of the predestined and who does not, it befits us so to feel as to wish that all be saved. So it will come about that, whoever we come across, we shall study to make him a sharer of peace…even sever rebuke will be administered like medicine, lest they should perish or cause others to perish. But it will be for God to make it effective in those whom He foreknew and predestined.”1
1. Calvin, Concerning the Eternal Predestination of God, trans by J.K.S. Reid (London, James Clarke & Co., 1961), 138.
(Found on page 381 in chapter 25: John Calvin, Evangelism, and World Missions in 2,000 Years of Christian Theology The Story & History of Theology in the Church Study Course by Dr. Joseph C. Morecraft III)