One lord argued: “It is the duty of the Pope to be a prominent follower of Christ; but Christ refused to be a possessor of worldly dominion. The Pope, therefore, is bound to make the same refusal. As, therefore, we should hold the Pope to the observance of his holy duty, it follows that it is incumbent upon us to withstand him in his present demand.”—John Wycliffe and His English Precursors, p. 131.
The Watchtower Announcing Jehovah’s Kingdom. July 1, 1980 p. 25