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Nation will rise against nation… This will be your opportunity to bear witness… By your endurance you will gain your lives. Luke 21:10-19 (ESV)

Let us cease to expect that missionaries and ministers will ever convert the world, and teach all mankind to love one another. They will do nothing of the kind. They were never intended to do it. They will call out a witnessing people who shall serve Christ in every land, but they will do no more. The bulk of mankind will always refuse to obey the Gospel. The nations will always go on quarrelling, wrangling, and fighting. The last days of the earth shall be its worst days. The last war shall be the most fearful and terrible war that ever desolated the earth.

Ryle, J. (1857) Expository Thoughts on the Gospels, Monergism Books, pg. 1115

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