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….