The Non-Preterist Historicalism of John Calvin and the Westminster Standards

"In short, He declares that He will not come to them until, trembling at the sight of His dreadful majesty, they shall exclaim — when it is too late — that truly He is the Son of God! And this threatening is addressed to all despisers of the Gospel — more especially to those who falsely profess His Name, while they reject His doctrine…. The same song is now sung by the Papists…. We are also reminded that…we ought not only to honour Him with our lips, but sincerely to wish that He would make us and the whole world subject to Himself!"

                                                             14 Comm. on Matt. 23:38. 15 Comm. on Matt. 23:39.