Calvin on the Papacy

Still, "ecclesiastical government as now existing in the Papacy," is "opposed to the institution of Christ."   For the Romish Papacy has "so degenerated from the ancient customs and practices of the Church…, that a greater injury cannot be done to Christ than to use His Name in defending this disorderly rule….  We maintain that their kingdom is the tyranny of Antichrist." 

Calvin further warned: "We may not be imposed upon by the name of  ' Church' ….   If the True Church is ' the pillar and ground of the truth' (First Timothy 3:15) — it is certain that there is no Church, where lying