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William Tyndale Quotes


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    William Tyndale on:    

No more doth it hurt to say that the body and blood are not in the sacrament.

    Topics: Heresy

For no man by sprinkling himself with holy water, and with eating holy bread, is more merciful than before, or forgiveth wrong, or becometh at one with his enemy, or is more patient, and less covetous, and so forth; which are the sure tokens of the soul-health.

    Topics: Heresy, Enemies

Take heed, therefore, wicked prelates, blind leaders of the blind; indurate and obstinate hypocrites, take heed.

    Topics: Hypocrisy

Marriage was ordained for a remedy and to increase the world and for the man to help the woman and the woman the man, with all love and kindness.

    Topics: Marriage, Helping

Lord, open the king of England's eyes.

    Topics: Persecution
    Source: Tyndale's final words.

For if God be on our side, what matter maketh it who be against us, be they bishops, cardinals, popes, or whatsoever names they will?

    Topics: Persecution

I know divers, and divers men know me, which love me as I do them: yet if I should pray them, when I meet them in the street openly, they would abhor me; but if I pray them where they be appointed to meet me secretly, they will hear me and accept my request.

    Topics: Prayer

And as the circumcised in the flesh, and not in the heart, have no part in God's good promises; even so they that be baptized in the flesh, and not in heart, have no part in Christ's blood.

    Topics: Salvation, The Heart

I will cause a boy who drives a plow to know more of the scriptures than the pope.

    Topics: Scripture

I perceived how that it was impossible to establish the lay people in any truth except the Scripture were plainly laid before their eyes in their mother tongue.

    Topics: Scripture, Truth

Many things there be in the scripture, which have a carnal fulfilling, even there where they be spoken or done; and yet have another spiritual signification, to be fulfilled long after in Christ and his kingdom, and yet never known till the thing be done.

    Topics: Scripture, Carnality

I defie the Pope and all his lawes. If God spare my life, ere many years I will cause a boy who drives the plough to know more of the scriptures than you do.

    Topics: Scripture

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