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

In his Institutes of the Christian Religion,10 Calvin further observes: "To some, we seem slanderous and petulant when we call the Roman Pontiff Antichrist. But…Paul says that Antichrist would sit in the temple of God. Second Thessalonians 2:4. In another passage, the Spirit…says that his reign would be with great swelling words of vanity. Daniel 7:25….

                                                             10 Inst. IV:7:25.