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Seeing God's Sovereignty in History
Volume 46, Program 17
7/22/2003
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Is God truly sovereign over history? Michael Farris talks about tracing God's hand in the affairs of men on today's Home School Heartbeat.

    Mike Farris:

    In 1524, England was a land of contradictions. The Renaissance was in full bloom. Thanks to the printing press education was flourishing, and the Age of Exploration was well underway.

    But beneath the surface a struggle for power broiled. The conflict was spiritual, and at its heart was this truth from Deuteronomy 8:3: "man does not live by bread alone but by every word that comes from the mouth of God."

    To feed His people God sent William Tyndale. Trained at Oxford and Cambridge, Tyndale had both a love for the Scripture and an unusual aptitude for language. God used William Tyndale to get His Word into the hands of the ordinary people in their own language.

    Bishops and courtiers feared Tyndale's work would promote anarchy as it spread like wildfire throughout the nation. Indeed much unrest did result. Yet in 1528 Tyndale wrote these prophetic words:

    They tell you that Scripture ought not to be in the mother tongue, but that is only because they fear the light, and desire to lead you blindfold and in captivity´┐Ż

    God had other plans. His light would shine. Thousands of New Testaments sailed undercover to England.

    In history, God has the final say. Helping your children see His hand in the affairs of men will make history a fascinating subject. I'm Mike Farris.

History is alive with the richness of God, and Benson Bobrick's book, Wide as the Waters, is a great resource for you. To order this book, call us toll-free at (866) 338-8614. That's (866) 338-8614.


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Next to the Bible itself, the English Bible was--and is- the most influential book every published. The most famous of all English Bibles, the King James Version, was the culmination centuries of work by various translators, from John Wycliffe the fourteenth-century catalyst of English Bible translation, to the committee of scholars who collaborated on the King James translation.

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