Biography

Martin Luther – A Pastor-Theologian & His Personality

The Lord’s bond-servant must not be quarrelsome, but be kind to all, able to teach, patient when wronged, with gentleness correcting those who are in opposition, if perhaps God may grant them repentance leading to the knowledge of the truth, and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil,(…)

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Martin Luther the Pastor-Translator

Martin Luther was not some bookish nerd whose love of books was greater than his love of people. We often have misconceptions about what makes a good translator or linguist, and thus many of us never even consider the necessary labor of love that Bible translation is for making Christ’s bride beautiful by bringing her His Word. Just(…)

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Bring the Cloak, and the Books, Especially the Parchments…Bring the Hebrew Books

Paul asked his beloved son in the faith, Timothy, to bring warm clothes, books and parchments to his prison cell (2Tim 1:2; 2:9; 4:13). William Tyndale wrote from prison, in expectation of his death, that the local governor of Vilvorde Castle might bring him warm clothes, along with the following request: “And I ask to(…)

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Tyndale the Theologian-Translator

In 1526 John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester, preached a sermon against Martin Luther during the public burning of Luther’s books. In Tyndale’s The Obedience of a Christian Man, 23 pages are dedicated to attacking Fisher’s sermon, point-by-point. Daniell writes, “The seven points against Fisher add up to one total: the Scriptures show that first must be(…)

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Tyndale the Pastor: Author-Theologian-Translator

Tyndale was not an author and theologian and translator and pastor. Rather, he was a pastor-teacher, who exercised his teaching and shepherding gifts through writing and translating theological works, whether putting the Bible into English or writing expositions on the Bible in English. According to Daniell, if all we had of William Tyndale was his(…)

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