THE MIGHTIEST ANSWER TO PRAYER EVER RECORDED SINCE PAUL
William Tyndale was born in 1483. At Cambridge University he saw
a copy of the Greek New Testament which Erasmus had just
completed. To see a New Testament in those days was a rarity. He
had intended to read this New Testament as a scholarly exercise,
but the words soon ovepowered him. A priest said to him
contemptuously one day, "We had better be without God's laws than
those of the Pope." Whereupon Tyndale threw him this hot coal, "I defy the
Pope and all his laws; and if God spare me, I will one day make
the plough-boys of England know more Scripture than the Pope."
After many narrow escapes from the vigilant priests, who knew the
trouble that Wycliffe's handwritten New Testaments had caused,
Tyndale succeeded in printing thousands of copies of the New
Testament -- the first copies printed in English, at Worms,
Germany. He hid them in bales of cloth and sacks of flour, and used every
other secret means ingenuity could contrive to ship them into
England. Some of them were intercepted. These were piled in a great heap
and at St. Paul's cross in the midst of the city of London, they
were set afire as a "burnt offering most pleasing to Almighty God."
Tyndale was finally trapped by the wiley priests, and after two
miserable years in prison was strangled and burned. His last
prayer is classified in our files as bringing the mightiest answer to
prayer ever recorded from the days of Paul to the present time.
He cried out to God, "Lord, open the King of England's eyes." The Lord heard --
and did exactly that, causing James 1 of England to sponsor --
for no known reason, except that God answered Tyndale's prayer -- the
magnificent and inestimably influential King James Translation of
PRAY FOR ENGLAND
Darkness has fallen over her again. She needs to get back to the
trustworthy King James Bible.
From the Graceway Bible Society -Canada
Please pray for these dear folk as they are facing some severe tests.
For more information contact them at the above link.
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