— John Howe anglický puritánský teolog 1630 - 1705
Originál: (en) No man can certainly know, or ought to conclude, concerning himself or others, as long as they live, that the season of grace is quite over with them. As we can conceive no rule God hath set to Himself to proceed by, in ordinary cases of this nature; so nor is there any He hath set unto us to judge by, in this case. It were to no purpose, and could be of no use to men to know so much; therefore it were unreasonable to expect God should have settled and declared any rule, by which they might come to the knowledge of it.
Zdroj: [Howe, John, II, The works of John Howe, M.A. Sometime Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxon, https://books.google.cz/books?id=wvsCAAAAQAAJ&printsec=frontcover&hl=cs&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false, The Religious Tract Society, London, 1862, 449, 309, angličtina]