The Works of

Rev. Prof. Dr. F.N. Lee

The Non-Preterist Historicalism of John Calvin and the Westminster Standards

7 Comm. on Dan. 2:44f.

Calvin on Christ’s World Conquest through His Heavenly Rule in Daniel 7:13-14

On this ultimate conquest by the Ascended Christ’s earthly saints — their conquest of Pagan Rome and even of the subsequent Romish Papacy — Calvin comments8 on Daniel’s predictions that although “many persons extend this prophecy to the second Advent of Christ” — this is “an interpretation by no means correct.” For “the subject treated, is the first coming of Christ.” Calvin adds: “It ought not to be restricted to the thirty-three years of His sojourn in the world. But it embraces His ascension — and [also] that preaching of the gospel which ushered in His Kingdom…. Daniel appropriately relates how God was seated, when the first advent of Christ is depicted….

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