"Christ was not afraid of speaking too plainly and positively to them: He did not desire to hold them in the least suspense. And He concluded that last discourse of His with a prayer in their presence, wherein He speaks positively to His Father of those eleven disciples, as having all of them savingly known Him, and believed in Him and received and kept His word; and that they were not of the world; and that for their sakes He sanctified Himself; and that His will was that they should be with Him in His glory; and tells His Father, that He spake those things in His prayer to the end that His joy might be fulfilled in them, verse 13."
Jonathan Edwards. "The Religious Affections." Dover Publications, Inc: Mineola, New York. (1746) 2013. p.96.
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