Monday, October 28, 2013

The Story Of William Tyndale

Scholars believe William Tyndale could have been born around 1494, near the Slymbridge area of Gloucestershire. He knew seven languages including Hebrew, Greek, Latin, Italian, Spanish, English, French, and German. He started school in 1508, under the name of William Hychyns. At Magdalen hall in Oxford he had debates at night instead of studying. He earned his masters degree in 1515. Hychyns real name is William Tyndale. The young man's family left Tyne during the wars of the roses. His parents were farmers, so Tyndale may have taken care of animals. William stayed at Sodbury Manor from 1521 to 1523 with sir John and his wife Anne. There Tyndale translated into English, a book by Erasmus called Manual of the Christian Soldier. Sometimes he walked 15 miles to Bristol to listen to preaching. Tyndale preached in the church of St Dunstan. He went to London in 1523, then he stayed with Humphrey Monmouth, a very wealthy man. In 1528 he wrote The Parable of the Wicked Mammon. In 1524 Tyndale left England and went to Hamburg, then traveled to Wittenburg Germany, where the scholar met the famous Luther and started translating the Bible. He completed translating the New Testament into English by the time he left Wittenburg. He was at this city for about nine to ten months. When William left Wittenburg, he went back to Hamburg and stayed with the Emerson family and a man named Roye came to help him. Bishop Tunstall had people burn the Bible. He said it was full of heresy, and error. He also preached a sermon about Tyndale and the Bible, saying it had three thousand errors, he then threw a copy of the Bible into a fire which he had prepared just for that. Cardinal Campeggio stated that every copy of the Bible should be burnt and that anyone that keeps them should be burnt also. But still, Bibles poured into England. Christopher Van Endhoven made a pirates copy of the Bible which was smaller, so it was easier to carry. This brave man was arrested for copying the Bible. In April 1527 at the book fair more than two thousand Bibles were for sale. In May 1527 Archbishop Warham came up with a plan which he thought would get rid of all the Bibles, which was to have all his friends purchase all the Bibles that they could. Tunstall bought all the Bibles on a merchant ship to burn them. Then Tyndale received all the money to re-do the Bible. In 1531 a man named little Bilney was burnt at the stake, he was also a reformer. Richard Bayfield also died that year as well as two of Tyndale's friends; a man named George Constantine was tortured in attempt to get valuable information about the names of the people that carried the Bibles over to England. Thomas More arrested anyone with a Bible including boys, leather workers, shoe men, priests, servants, and tailors. In 1534 Tyndale stayed at Thomas Poynts house and completed his revision of the Bible. A man named John Row, Thomas Van Endhovens runner, was forced to throw his books away, and Thomas Van Endhoven was arrested and sent to prison at Westminster, where he eventually died. They finally caught William Tyndale, when Henry Phillips, a very wealthy man decided he would try to catch him, himself. So he got some men to help catch Tyndale. Phillips went to sir Thomas Poynts house, to have lunch with them, and tried to become their friends. A few days later Poynts asked William Tyndale for some money which he gave over. Tyndale then went out to eat with him, and as they were coming down a narrow passage, Tyndale stepped aside to let Phillips through. But Henry insisted that Tyndale should go first. So as Tyndale started to go down the stairs he saw two of the men at the bottom of the stairs who were soldiers. He turned to go back up, Henry shoved him back down. The guards grabbed him and tied him up. They then brought Tyndale to the prison of Vilvorde. Poynts tried to help him but nobody could help him there. He wrote a small book, called Faith Alone Justifies. Then came winter, and he could not write as much as before, because there was not enough light. Tyndale had been in the prison for eighteen long months before they had the trial all ready. They had a long list of charges of heresy against him. Then on October 1536, Tyndale was taken out of the castle to where he was to be burned at the stake. And that's where he said "Lord open the king of England's eyes". And then they burned him at the stake.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Some Photos

Went driving down by the river today to get some photos, so here they are

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Should Christians Celebrate Christmas

Is Christmas a Christian holiday and should they celebrate it.
A. Jesus was most likely not born around that time because the angels annouced Jesus birth to the sheperds that were with the sheep in the fields. If it was winter they would not be in the fields!

B. Even the date of Christmas, December 25, was borrowed from an occultic religion. At the time Christmas was created in AD 320, Mithraism was very popular. The early Christian church had gotten tired of their futile efforts to stop people celebrating the solstice and the birthday of Mithras, the Persian sun god. Mithras’ birthday was December 25. So the pope at the time decided to make Jesus’ official birthday coincide with Mithras’ birthday. No one knows what time of year Jesus was actually born but there is evidence to suggest that it was in midsummer.

C. Christmas comes from a pagan festival in honor of the birth of the son of the queen of heaven read. Jer.7:18.

D. Christians should not celebrate christmas according to Jeremiah 10:2-4 which reads
2. "Thus saith the Lord, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen for the heathen are dismayed at them.
3. For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe.
4. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not." This sure sounds like a Christmas tree to me.
So if it's what the heathen do [Christmas] then we as Christians should not celebrate It.

E. We also go preaching in Chicago after Thanksgiving on Black Friday and these people are not receptive, if the holiday of Christmas is about Jesus's birth then why do they reject the gospel?

F. Plus Santa Clause is not real. If Christmas is about Jesus, why Santa at all? He has nothing to do with the birth of Jesus so why lie to kids about him. This has broken friendship with some of our relatives because my parents taught that Santa Claus isn't real.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Samuel Porter Jones

Born on October 16th 1847 in Oak Bowery, Alabama, to the family of John and Queenie Jones, John was a real estate agent and Lawyer. Samuel's granddad was a Methodist preacher. At the age of ten he moved to Cartersville, Georgia. He never went to college because of an unknown medical problem, he started drinking alot despite his Methodist background, he had at least seven ministers. Sam eventually became a lawyer like his dad. He then went to Kentucky to marry Laura McElwain whom he had became friends with during the Civil War. He destroyed his job be drinking and quit being a lawyer. In 1872 he started driving freight wagons. His daughter died that year, that same year he was called to his fathers deathbed where he promised never to touch liquor again a week later he walked the isle and was converted he then went on to become one of the worlds greatest evangelist.
Here are some of his quotes
1."Quit your meanness."
2."I always did despise theology and botany, but I do love religion and flowers."
3."The curse of the age is that we have put gold above God, chattels above character, and mammon above manhood. we have inverted God's order of things"
4."The tune of America is pitched to the dollar"

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Indy 500

Well we've been out to the Indy 500 Parade, race, and Georgetown to preach. We had a several groups from all over. We had Brother Dan and his family, Greg and Sally, Brother Kevin D, and Kevin B, Brother Will and his son Pastor T with a group from his church, Brother Jimmy, and Brother Jeff. At the parade on Saturday we had a good time. I witnessed to a JW who said hell was not real, and we were in hell right now. Then he started arguing about Jesus being God and walked off. We had an immature Catholic come up trying to blow bubbles on us. Plus, dad dealt with the clowns for Christ and No Greater Love.

Saturday night we went to Georgetown where a policeman came up to dad and said we needed a permit to be there. Dad said we didn't, then the Officer told dad to step back. When he did, the police officer cuffed dad, then turned to Josiah and I and told us to back up. The officer did this as Josiah was reading the Supreme Court Rulings to him concerning our first amendment rights to preach. As we stepped back the police officer shoved both of us further back. At this time he uncuffed dad. Immediately after, a female officer came up and said that we didn't need a permit and we were fine. After she went over and explained to the first officer, he came over and tried to cover up what he had done.

Dad and brother Dan got attacked by an older man, A Catholic that looked like a biker. Also a younger Catholic man attacked them and some of the other preachers. He was upset at the way the Catholic Church treated him as a child.

We preached the race on Sunday. A man rammed dad and threw water on us. Other than that we had some good conversations.
It was a great time of preaching and there were about 300,000 people at the race alone to preach to.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Spring Break and Masters Club

Well we did the spring break just last month which was really fun we got some good witnessing in. Some people would listen others got upset like one man who was angry because dad had on a hat that had the army star on it and went around trying to knock it off dad's head drawing blood on our pastors son he also started shoving people. His wife also lifted her dress all the way up so dad said she was like a whore so the guy went off again trying to get to dad. The wal-greens store also put up a sign that said We do not support this group the next day we were out it was not working. Other then that there was nothing really exciting except there was one man who dad witnessed to and the guy said that we were building walls so dad pointed out all the people that were talking to us and that they must be climbing over the wall then he talked to him for a few more minutes then the man left. But the next day dad saw him while we were eating and talked to him for a few minutes he listened and dad offered to buy him lunch but he rejected. Then we did Masters Club Saturday and the kids had alot of fun they got a bunch of awards like first and third place quizzing. Right now we are in Cincinnati to go to the Creation Museum. Hope you enjoyed reading.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Endure the hardness

In second Timothy.2:3 it says [Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.] We are going to meet trials and tribulations we're going to face hard times like the Bible says in second Timothy.3:1. Hard means. Harsh, severe, painful, difficult.
Here is some people who endured hardness
Elijah everyone was against him.
Jeremiah was put in a pit.
David his brothers were against him when he went to fight Goliath.
Job lost his family and his wife turned against him.
Even Jesus was spit upon, his beard pulled out, they whipped Him, then he was crucified.
All of the apostles faced hardship.
Verse four says [No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.] A person should stay away from the wickedness of the world like the videos and bad books magazines and video games
Paul says in the same book chapter four verse seven [I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:] Here at the end we see that Paul has fought a good fight stayed to the finish. At the end of our fight when its all over will we be able to say I have fought and good fight and kept the faith.
Thanks for reading.