Ian Paisley, in his forward to the 1985 edition, writes,
"Wylie's... is the best history extant. I welcome its republishing. Read it. Study it. Circulate it and by so doing you will help to dispel the dark cloud of priestly superstition, popish idolatry and papal tyranny encircling our land." He continues, "The Reformation of the 16th century was the greatest revival of New Testament Christianity since the days of Pentecost. Then once more the gospel in its purity was preached with apostolic power and with apostolic results."
When The History of Protestantism was first published, Rome banned this book, buying up & burning all the copies that they could lay their hands on. It was more hated and denounced by Papists than any other book of its time. History is a powerful weapon and all tyrants seek to either revise or bury the history of God's marvelous works. Rome is no exception. Rome twists history for its own wicked purposes, whereas Protestants use history (as commanded in Scripture) to build one another up in our most holy faith (Ps. 78:1-8).
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