Yes…. As If

jc acts 1-7“In fact, it is as if our Lord wants his grace to be magnified when he extends, his salvation to the gates of hell and pulls those who are thought to be totally lost from the pit of the abyss and places them in his kingdom. It is a great sign of his goodness that he gives us, and we have good reason for glorifying him for it.” John Calvin, Sermons on the Acts of the Apostles: Chapters 1-7, p. 338-9.