What people that believe and practice “Christianity” fail to realize is the most significant person of the past allowed English to be read for spiritual certainty..
William Tyndale holds the distinction of being the first man to ever print the New Testament in the English language. Tyndale also went on to first translate much of the Old Testament from the original Hebrew into English, but he was executed in 1536 for the “crime” of printing the scriptures in English before he could personally complete the printing of an entire Bible. His friends Myles Coverdale, and John “Thomas Matthew” Rogers, managed to evade arrest and publish entire Bibles in the English language for the first time, and within one year of Tyndale’s death. These Bibles were primarily the work of William Tyndale.
William Tyndale (1494-1534) was an amazing man of God. He is known, variously, as “The Father of the English Bible” and the true hero of the English Reformation. He is one of the most important and influential men in Britain’s history.
- William Tyndale charged the church officials of his time with practices and teachings that were of the world and against the teachings of Christ and the apostles.
The Bible was created and translated it is not the historical “Holy Scriptures” that were found in the and mentioned as “The Dead Sea Scrolls.” The message that was ordained by “The Creator” was and still is the law of the land.
Below is an example of how the English was written in year 1537. This is beginning of the Book of Matthew.
Submits, in The Practice of the Prelates and other writings, that the clear teaching and example of Christ is to humbly seek through love and service to change men’s hearts, submitting to all temporal authorities, while refusing to be part of the rulership of the kingdoms of the physical world. Forcing men to obey through fear of force and destruction—”with violence above the cruelness of heathen tyrants,”—he saw as the opposite of Christ’s way, and the way of his churches.
The leaders of Christ’s kingdom are to seek to serve; not to be served, to beg for money or to live in luxury at the expense of others, as was a common practice among the “prelates,” or church officials at that time, including beggar monks, indulgence sellers, as well as officials collecting tithes and taxes imposed by the church.
The problem is that many Christians are not aware of their history in scripture. Many feel confident that their Pastor is feeding them the knowledge they are suppose to know for modern day scriptural understandings.
To give certainty to the fact of no altered translation William Tyndale wrote:
“I call on God to record against the day we all appear before our Lord Jesus to give a reckoning of our doings: that I never altered one syllable of God’s Word against my conscience. Nor would I do so today, if everything on earth was given to me: no matter what kind of pleasure, honor, or riches it might be.” (Tyndale, in a letter to John Frith; language updated).”
Lastly to help stir more truth in today’s deceitful practice in the church. William mentions:
William Tyndale further stated, based on histories available to him—like Platina’s Lives of the Popes—that popes had arisen gradually, from deacons who, handling the churches’ monies along with their worldly masters’ monies (where they learned their administrative abilities), used money and intrigue to buy their way into offices of priests and bishops, where they used their prestige to gain more power and money. These kind of men, over a few centuries, consolidated their power by ecclesiastic and political scheming and posturing to gain the upper tiers of power and wealth. Eventually they used deceit and skill with weak emperors to replace God’s power in the minds of men and kings with their own, until they became more powerful than kings.