"The adversaries act as if they were the victors. . . . What do they mean by their extensive preparations? They are fighting for the cause of death against life and would gladly establish and maintain the throne of death and keep down and immure the throne of life. Let them do their utmost. An all-overruling God controls their designs and permits them to assist death by still more strongly forging his fetters, in order that the bursting of them may appear so much the more glorious."
F. W. Krummacher, The Suffering Savior, page 439.