Friday, 26 July 2013


Sola Scriptura -  Scriptures alone

I will utter dark sayings of old: Which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us. We will not hide them from their children, shewing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, and his strength, and his wonderful works that he hath done. (Psalm 78:2-4)

INTRODUCTION: BIBLE PROTESTANTISM HAS A GLORIOUS HISTORY. It is an epic story of a deadly struggle from under the heel of the Roman system to the glorious liberty of the sons of God. In our ecumenical and apostate age, this story needs to be retold that the battle may continue. This is the THIRD of a number of posts (hence entitled: Protestant3) and is just another shot fired in this great battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil. We are deliberately aiming at brevity, leaving it to other works (listed later) to satisfy any hunger for further information. These pages may therefore be viewed as tasty appetisers. May God give us the faith of these old Protestants who loved not their lives unto death and of whom, the world in its sin, was not worthy. 

WILLIAM TYNDALE  (1494?-1536)

IT WAS A GOOD DAY when William Tyndale discussed the things of God at the dinner table in the home of Sir John Walsh at Little Sodbury Manor (Gloucestershire)  One present declared that "it were better to be without God's laws than the Pope's laws" to which our  Protestant friend replied: "I defy the Pope and all his laws!" At the risk of relegating Protestantism to being a
Tyndale's Bible
parasite religion living of the errors of Rome, yet this great statement of Tyndale epitomises all that is righteously defiant in Bible Protestantism. Tyndale also vowed that he would enable "the boy who drove the plough to know more of the Scriptures than he did." Tyndale laboured night and day in exile to translate the Bible into English from the original languages and succeeded not only in doing so but in having thousands of copies smuggled into England. Rome  put a price on his head and he was finally betrayed and burnt at the stake.



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