Series: History of the Holy Bible in English, Installment #8: Miles Coverdale, 1569 AD
Miles Cloverdale was born in 1488 in Richmondshire, England and he printed the first complete Bible in the English language on October 4, 1535. He made use of Luther's German text and the Latin as additional sources. He was quoted as saying:
"It shall greatly help ye to understand the Scriptures if thou mark not only what is spoken or written, but of whom and to whom, with what words, at what time, where, to what intent, with what circumstances, considering what goeth before and what followeth after."
During his long life, he experienced eight decades of crucial importance in religious history. His theological development is a paradigm of the progress of the English Reformation from 1530 to 1552. In 1528, he had left the Augustinians and, wearing simple garments preached in Essex against transubstantiation [literally the communion bread being the body and blood of the Lord Jesus], the worship of images and the traditional form of confession. Such views were very dangerous in 1528, for the future course of the religious revolution. Reforms proposed by the Lollards and those preached by Luther were being pursued by a vigorous campaign against what the Roman Catholic leadership referred to as 'heresy.'
Towards the end of 1528, Coverdale fled England to the Continent of Europe.
By the time of his death, he had transitioned into an early Puritan, affiliated to Calvin. Apparently he died of natural causes although he was exiled from London three times and was buried in St. Bartholomew's Church in January of 1569. More here
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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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