Series: History of the Holy Bible in English, Installment #1 - John Wycliff 1380 AD
February 19, 2017 - We have learned that thousands of years ago the Pre-Reformation History of the Bible's original languages of Hebrew and Greek ; that for one thousand years in the Dark & Middle Ages the Word was trapped by the Roman Catholic Church [RC] in Latin only. The Laity were not allowed to read it.
In 1380's AD John Wycliff began transcribing the Word of God into English by hand. Wycliffe, was an Oxford University English professor, scholar and theologian. He was well-known throughout Europe for his opposition to the RC teachings; he believed them to be contrary to the Bible.
He was assisted by his scribe, Purvey and many of his followers, called the Lollards.
John Wycliffe died in 1384 AD and John Foxe  said about him in his book of martyrs,
"Though they digged up his body, burnt his bones, and drowned his ashes, yet the Word of God and the truth of His doctrine, with the fruit and success thereof, they could not burn; which yet to this day...doth remain." 
Jesus said: "For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass,
one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law,
till all be fulfilled." Matthew 5:18
 Foxe's Book of Martyrs:
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Proverbs 31:10, 28; Matthew 13:46
2-12-21, When we look at the truth of God and His requirement for salvation we realize there's only two 'religions.' WORKS or FAITH': Whether it be Catholicism, Judaism, Islam, Mormonism that all preach doing certain 'works' to achieve forgiveness and eternal life with God; OR FAITH: repentance and trust in the finish work of Jesus living for Him. Ephesians 2:8-10, John 3:36.
✝️ 6-8-20, Jesus is God; He came to save sinners. “For He [Jesus] Whom God sent speaks the words of God: The Father loves the Son & has given all things into His hand. He that believs on the Son hath everlasting life & they that believes not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on them.” John 3:34-36
✝️ 6-7-20, The Lord □ Jesus spoke from the cross first of forgiveness, salvation then of His Mother's care into John's hands. He spoke of being forsaken & then triumph as His task as human was complete shedding His perfect blood for the forgiveness of sins to all who repent believing in Him. His body was thirsty. And last of His reunion with the Father. Matthew 27:46; Luke 23:34, 43, 46; John 19:26-28, 30; Mark 15:34
✝️ 5-7-20, Sins □ Jesus Harshly Condemns; He said, “God knows our hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God. V9 For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” [Pride] Luke 16:15, 18:9-14; Hebrews 1:8-9
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