Blazing Fire Reformation – William Tydale’s Monument

Sunday October 1, 2017

People, places and events are all marked in history so that people from all walks of life can connect to the past and live in the present for a better future. On October 31, 2017, the Christian world will remember the 500 years of Reformation by a former German monk, Martin Luther (1483-1546). My writing assignment from the United Kingdom is to commemorate him. I have an English link to Martin Luther who changed history as we know today. He is William Tyndale (1494-1536), the Architect of English Language who translated the bible from its original Hebrew and Greek and printed it. He was strangled and burned to death on October 6, 1536 because of his love for God and for ordinary people. To avoid confusion there is another influential English priest with the name John Wycliffe (1329-1384) who set the stage for Reformation known as “The Morning Star of Reformation”. He was the first one to complete translation of the Bible directly from Vulgate (Latin Translation of the Bible) to English. His work influenced Martin Luther and William Tyndale. There were many reformers throughout Christian history and the great ones came from within Roman Catholic heritage. These Reformers did not intend to create new denominations nor break away from the Church, they just desired to correct wrongdoings that sneaked in over the passing of many years. All of them studied the Bible thoroughly and subscribed to its tenets. They succeeded, in a way. There are many changes in the Roman Catholic Church and the institution even apologized for the punishment of “burning at the stake” particularly of John Hus. Followers of the Reformers on the other hand moved on to another denomination to expand the Kingdom of God. It is not about the battle of...... Read more on Full Issue!

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