Among 16th century Protestants, Calvin’s insistence on preaching about predestination was controversial. See why Luther, Tyndale, and even some Reformed Swiss churches disagreed with Geneva practice, and how the case of Jerome Bolsec brought matters to a head.
In Genesis18 the Lord warned Abraham about the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. Tyndale’s translation makes the meaning come alive, but first we must understand his obsolete English!
In the Matthew Bible and other early Bibles, Abraham left Haran with servants who were born in his household. This was changed in later versionss.
Early Bibles say God created “HEAVEN” and earth. Modern Bibles say “THE HEAVENS…” What is the difference? Which is correct? Luther’s answer was clear.
When John Rogers compiled the 1537 Matthew Bible, he included a wide variety of biblical information, guides, and study helps. One interesting feature in the front pages was two charts that compared two different calculations of the age of the earth.
What is the “mark of the beast” in the book of Revelation? Tyndale’s understanding makes good sense in light of prophecy and history.
For centuries, Daniel 9:27 was believed to be a prophecy about the New Covenant, the covenant that the Lord Jesus wrote in his body and blood. But that has changed in recent years through Dispensational teaching, which says Daniel 9:27 is a prophecy of the covenant of Antichrist.
King James I is known for his statement that he did not like the Geneva Bible, the Bible of English puritans, because the notes revealed “traitorous conceits,” or seditious views. The king’s words were prophetic: his own son Charles was beheaded at the hands of the puritans.
When it came to the New Covenant, John Calvin contradicted Martin Luther on the fundamentals. They cannot both be right. See in their own words what these men said, and judge for yourself.
Genesis 20 tells how Abraham, when he moved into Gerar, told everyone that his wife Sarah was his sister. The king of Gerar took Sarah. But God intervened. Compare the Matthew and Geneva Bible treatment of verse 16.