Program Review: William Tyndale - A Man and His Mission.
If you are reading this review on the Sabbath, then I would like to wish you a Sabbath filled with purpose, to God’s glory.
This week’s review is for the program, William Tyndale - A Man and His Mission.
Here is a captivating interview with renowned Tyndale scholar Dr. David Daniell, author of the authoritative William Tyndale: A Biography. In this program, Dr. Daniell shares fascinating insights into many little-known details of Tyndale's life and how he followed his call from God to make the Scriptures available in the English language. We learn of Tyndale's decision to leave England, knowing that he would most likely never be able to return, and we discover what Tyndale's life was like on the run, living as a wanted fugitive. A must-have for anyone interested in the life and work of William Tyndale and the behind-the-scenes history of the Bible in English.
A few weeks back I reviewed C H Spurgeon, The People’s Preacher. It’s interesting to follow another person called by God, this time to translate the Bible from Greek to English during the most challenging times for believers.
There are several people in the program that say we wouldn’t have the English Bible without William Tyndale. I praise God for all He did through William Tyndale and have 100 % faith, that if William had not accepted the call, then God would have found someone else, although having said that, God has a habit of making sure those He calls fulfills the mission. Remember Jeremiah and Jonah? Through the prophet, Isaiah, God says, “so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.” Isaiah 55:11. This is one of my favourite verses in the Bible. Essentially - God never fails.
I praise the Lord for answering William’s last prayer David Daniell indicted that it was said that the English Bible was legally put into publishing just 10 months after William Tyndale’s death. I see this as an answer to William’s prayer. At the risk of opening up a can of worms, it was William that befriended a man who only pretended to be his admirer and left the safe haven he was in, which led to his arrest, then death. Very sad indeed, but it shows that God gives us room for out free will and there are consequences attached to that. Although his end here on this earth was very tragic, God did a mighty work through William Tyndale and answered his last prayer - a prayer that was unselfish and God serving - praise the Lord!
This program caused me to stop and think about my Christian walk and the work I am doing for the Lord through Renewed Faith Media. God is gracious for using His creation for His work here on earth. He doesn’t need us to do that - but chooses to include us in His amazing plan of salvation. Thanks be to God!
My prayer for all those who believe, is that we claim the Lord’s promises to give us the courage and strength to fulfill what He has called us to do. My prayer for those who do not yet believe, is for them to open their hearts in faith and love and serve the Lord God, in Jesus’ name.
Thank you for reading this review. Until next time - peace be with you.
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