Great Sermon! I thank God for every rememberance of William Tyndale, especially as I use so much of his Bible in my King James. This is a wonderful message for informing us all exactly what it cost to give us our beautiful English Bible. Thank you for sharing with us this timely historical lesson.
Greg Griffith (6/1/2003)
Great Sermon! William Tyndale, a martyr featured in Foxe's Book of Martyrs, is acknowledged as the first to produce an English Bible that had been translated from the original languages.
"The sages assembled by King James to prepare the Authorized Version of 1611 (KJV), so often praised for their "group inspiration," took over Tyndale‚Äôs work almost in its entirety. Over eighty-five percent of the Authorized Version's New Testament and the first half of the Old Testament are taken directly from Tyndale‚Äôs -- albeit unacknowledged. The same is true of the Geneva Bible used by the Pilgrims and Puritans."
This is important historical information, wonderfully delivered, by a founder of the Banner of Truth Trust of the UK (http://www.banneroftruth.co.u k).
The message contains information which is very useful for teaching on the Reformation such as on October 31, Reformation Day. See also http://www.williamtyndale.com.
Iain H. Murray, born in Lancashire, England, in 1931 was educated in the Isle of Man and at the University of Durham. He entered the Christian ministry in 1955. He served as assistant to Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones at Westminster Chapel (1956-59) and subsequently at Grove Chapel, London...