Saturday, February 04, 2006
Suffering... part 2
Recently I read an article about William Tyndale, the man who is responsible for giving us our first English Bible and from whom 90% of King James Bible was taken from. The man was brilliant, but more so he was driven to get the Word of God into the average man's hands. He literally gave his life to do it. He was strangled and burned at the stake in 1536 in England. (For more please read this article:
Here is a quote from this precious saint we owe so much to.
"If God promise riches, the way thereto is poverty. Whom he loveth he chasteneth, whom he exalteth, he casteth down, whom he saveth he damneth first, he bringeth no man to heaven except he send him to hell first. If he promise life he slayeth it first, when he buildeth, he casteth all down first. He is no patcher, he cannot build on another man’s foundation. He will not work until all be past remedy and brought unto such a case, that men may see how that his hand, his power, his mercy, his goodness and truth hath wrought all together. He will let no man be partaker with him of his praise and glory."