Ultimate Sacrifice

Remembering Martyrs: On this day in 1536, William Tyndale was burned at the stake for translating the Bible into English. His last words were “Lord, open the king of England’s eyes.” For Tyndale, a Bible “for the people” meant all could drink from God’s Word without pressure or pretext and without a priest to read or interpret. Two years after Tyndale’s death, King Henry VIII authorized distribution of the Matthew Bible, much of it Tyndale’s work. Today we celebrate Tyndale’s life and the impact he made on Bible translation and access to Scripture.

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