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"I thought it expedient therein to write my mind, trusting, by that means, to bring again the blind hearts of many unto the right way, and I doubt not but that the elect and chosen of God that know their Shepherd's voice, and have the spirit to judge all things, shall easily perceive whether this be conformable to their master's voice, and shall hereby be admonished to leave their wandering in the dark and loathsome ways which lead unto death, and to walk without stumbling in the comfortable light."
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"There are many that will much marvel and count it a great presumption, that I, being so young and of so small learning, dare attempt to dispute this matter ... Notwithstanding, I will desire them patiently to hear mine answer, not advertising who speaketh the words, but rather what is said. And as concerning mine youth, let them remember what Paul monisheth 1 Timothy 4 willing that Timotheus should instruct the congregation, and that no man should despise his youth; for as the Spirit of God is bound to no place, even so is he not addicted to any age or person, but inspireth when he will and where he will, making the young to see visions and espy the truth, and the elders to dream dreams ... And as touching my learning, I must needs acknowledge ... that it is very small, nevertheless that little ... have I determined by God's grace, to bestow to the edifying of Christ's congregation, which I pray God to increase in the knowledge of his word. I would not that any man should admit my words or learning, except they will stand with the Scripture, and be approved thereby. Lay to the touchstone, and try them with God's word. If they be found false and counterfeit, then damn them, and I shall also revoke them with all mine heart; but if the Scripture allow them, that you cannot deny but it so is, then resist not the doctrine of God, but acknowledge your ignorance and seduction, and return gladly into the right way; for if you cannot improve it by God's word, and yet of an hate and malicious mind that you bear to the truth, labour to resist it, and condemn that it should not spread, I insure you your sin is irremissible, and even against the Holy Ghost"
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The Works of the English Reformers: William Tyndale and John Frith
by William Tyndale (1494-1536ad), English Protestant and Reformer, Martyred 1536ad
and John Frith (1503-1533ad), English Protestant and Reformer, Martyred 1533ad
1831 Edition in 3 Volumes
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
The Works of Tyndale:
Prologues to the Five Books of Moses.
Prologue to the Prophet Jonas.
The Parable of the Wicked Mammon.
The Obedience of a Christian Man.
The Practice of Prelates.
The Works of Tyndale (continued):
An Answer to Sir Thomas More's Dialogue.
An Exposition Upon the Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Chapters of Matthew.
An Exposition Upon the First Epistle of St. John.
A Pathway into the Holy Scripture.
The Sacrament of Baptism, and the Sacrament of the Body and Blood of Our Savior Jesus Christ.
The Works of Tyndale (continued):
The Testament of William Tracy Expounded.
The Supper of the Lord.
The Works of Frith:
His Life and Martyrdom.
A Disputation of Purgatory.
A Bulwark Against Rastell.
His Judgment Upon Tracy's Testament.
A Letter Written from the Tower to Christ's Congregation.
A Mirror, or Glass to Know Thyself.
QUOTE: "This outward sign does neither give us the Spirit of God, neither yet grace, that is the favor of God. For, if through the washing in the water, the Spirit or grace were given, then should it follow that whosoever were baptized in water should receive this precious gift; but that is not so, wherefore I must needs conclude that this outward sign, by any power or influence that it has, brings not the Spirit or favor of God. That every man receives not this treasure in baptism, it is evident; for, put the case, that a Jew or an infidel should say that he did believe, and believed not indeed, and upon his words were baptized indeed (for no man can judge what his heart is, but we must receive him unto baptism if he confess our faith with his mouth, albeit his heart be far from thence), this miscreant, now thus baptized, has received this outward sign and sacrament, as well the most faithful man believing. Howbeit, he neither received the Spirit of God, neither yet any grace, but rather, condemnation. Wherefore, it is evident that the exterior sign gives not this gift ..."
A Treatise Upon the Sacrament of Baptism.
An Antithesis Between Christ and the Pope.
A Book of the Sacrament of the Body and Blood of Christ.
Articles for Which He Died.
Epistle to the Christian Reader, Prefixed to the Revelation of Antichrist.
"They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service. And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me. But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, ye may remember that I told you of them." John 16:2-4 KJV
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