To celebrate our NEW How We Got the Bible Series, we’re also celebrating the birthdays of the folks that God has used to get the Bible to where it is today!
b. Nov. 10 1483
Martin Luther, a German priest, friar, and theologian, was a pivotal figure in the Protestant Reformation. Known for his Ninety-Five Theses, he caused quite a bit of a stir when he publicly rejected certain teachings and practices of the Church at that time. Indulgences, or the practice of issuing money for freedom from God’s punishment of sin, was one of them. What’s more, he challenged the authority of the pope saying that the Bible is the only truly divinely inspired source of God’s Word. Quite the rabble-rouser, huh? Happy birthday Martin!
The fewer the words, the better the prayer.–Martin Luther
FREE “How We Got the Bible” eChart
This “How We Got the Bible” eChart tells the history of the Bible from early translations (AD 500) to the first Bible ever printed in English (William Tyndale, AD 1525). Increase your confidence in the Bible by learning about the pain-staking methods used to copy the Bible and the numerous early manuscripts that still exist. Features people who gave their lives to translate, print, and distribute the Bible, including–
- William Tyndale
- John Wycliffe
- Johannes Gutenberg.