Tuesday, January 3

Resource: desktop images

I've had these for about a year, but I guess not many people know about them. Make these pictures your desktop (the little preview is blurry, but the actual is sharp and cool).

True, it doesn't earn favor with God, but it helps you remember the price that has been paid so that you can carry and study your bible.

On that point, here's a passionate biographical article on Tyndale, which contains this anecdote.

An incident that took place during the time Tyndale was in the employment of the Walshes gives us insight into his character. While involved in a heated theological dispute with a priest, his opponent is reported to have retorted, "We would be better off without God’s law than the Pope’s." The conclusion of this statement was that what the Bishop of Rome said carried more authority and was more needful than the words of God Himself. Tyndale replied to him in no uncertain terms, "I defy the Pope and all his laws, if God spare my life, before many years I will make a boy that driveth a plow know more of the Scriptures than you do." One may think that this was a statement made in bravado but it goes much deeper than that. Tyndale expressed his desire that every person, no matter what rank they occupied in society, would have the opportunity to know what the Word of God taught.

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