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Tyndale’s New Testament

In 1552, an English Protestant named John Rogers was on trial for his Christian faith.

Rear View Mirror Professor Michael Haykin
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William Tyndale and the title page of his New Testament

Rogers, who had been converted through the witness of William Tyndale, was told by Stephen Gardiner, the Lord Chancellor of Mary I and the man who was judging his case, that ‘thou canst prove nothing by the Scripture, the Scripture is dead: it must have a lively [i.e. living] expositor’. ‘No’, Rogers replied, ‘the Scriptures are alive’.