Nothing but fear. No path forward. No way out. Our days look dark. All hope appears lost. And everything seems unredeemable.
Just like the lives of Christians who have lived before us.
William Tyndale translated the Bible into English at the price of his life. He watched friend after friend burned at the stake, thrown into prison, and lose everything at the hands of the “church”. The Catholic Church had a strangle hold on Europe’s governments and faith. The Pope’s word was law. And the scriptures were outlawed. Salvation was through works, and church's forgiveness was purchased with money. Worship was directed toward “things” – a splinter from the cross, milk from Mary’s breast – not God. Leadership of the church was corrupt and immoral: Pope to bishop to priest with few exceptions.
The church looked unsalvageable. There was no hope. The days were dark. But God stepped in. Courageous men preached, wrote, and laid down their lives. The sparks from their martyr stakes set Europe afire for Jesus. The church’s first love was rekindled and hope arose from the ashes.
God pierced the darkness with light. He took the impossible and made it happen. God reached down, rescued the unredeemable and claimed the victory.
God saved the day then, and He can do it again now.
Come with me as we grow in fellowship with each other and our Savior to whom belongs the Amazing Escape from sin and death and the Amazing Journey into glorious life.