Calvin on the Papacy

On Deuteronomy 12:32, Calvin comments:7 “In order to the keeping of the First Commandment, a knowledge of God is required — derived from His Word, and mixed with faith.   By forbidding the addition or diminishing of anything, He plainly condemns as illegitimate whatever men invent of their own imagination.   Whence it follows that they who in worshipping God are guided by any rule save that which He Himself has prescribed, make to themselves false gods….   Now, since all the ceremonies of the papal worship are a mass of superstitions — no wonder that all her chief rulers…should be blinded with that stupidity with which God has threatened them!”