Category Archives: The Bible

The Forbidden Book – History of the English Bible

Discover the fascinating story behind the preservation of the Bible, the best-selling book of all times. During the Dark Ages, superstition and ignorance controlled the minds of the masses. A few brave men obeyed God and brought the Scriptures to the world…..historical figures responsible for bringing us the Bible as we know and love it today: Wycliffe, Hus, Gutenberg, Colet, Erasmus, Tyndale, Luther and so on.

John Wycliffe, the brilliant 14th century Oxford scholar, translated the Bible from Latin into English in order to enlighten the masses oppressed through ignorance. His work was so despised by the established church, that Pope Martin the Fifth ordered Wycliffe’s bones to be dug up and burned forty years after his death.

Martin Luther was one of the few who challenged church authority in the 16th century and lived to tell the tale. In exposing the folly of indulgences (paying money to the church in order to obtain favor with God), he revealed what had always been written in Scripture, that justification was through faith and faith alone.

William Tyndale was not spared like his friend Luther. Tyndale spent the last 500 days of his life in a cold castle dungeon. He was then tied to a stake, strangled, and burned. His crime?.. printing Bibles in the English language!

This one-hour documentary takes us on a fascinating journey through time. It was shot all across Europe and shows all the important places of Christian history. Here you will learn how God’s Word was originally scribed and discovered and how the Word was preserved through the 1,000 year period of the Dark and Middle Ages. It will also enlighten you how the King James version was created. There are many amazing facts worked into the presentation. Dr. Lampe shows a scroll that is 1000 years old, and tells the viewer that it is word-for-word the same as the text of the Dead Sea Scrolls that were written a full millennium before.

Being reminded of the blood that was shed to bring the Bible to common folk like us will make us consider just how flippantly we treat the Scriptures. It will make us truly realize how privileged our generation is to have not just one Bible but an entire stack of them in many outstanding translations. It will make us thank God for the faithful men and women who gave their lives that we can have unlimited access to His Word.

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A Lamp In The Dark: The Untold History of the Bible

A Lamp in the Dark is an exciting new documentary that unfolds the fascinating “untold” history of the Bible, revealing critical information often overlooked in modern histories.  Enter into a world of saints and martyrs battling against spies, assassins and wolves in sheep’s clothing.

Throughout the Middle Ages, the Papal Inquisition forbade biblical translation, threatening imprisonment and death to those who disobeyed.  Learn the stories of valiant warriors of the faith, such as John Wycliffe, William Tyndale, Martin Luther, the ancient Waldenses, Albigenses and others who hazarded their lives for the sake of sharing the Gospel light with a world drowning in darkness.

Once the common people were able to read the Bible, the world was turned upside down through the Protestant Reformation.  The Reformers subdued whole kingdoms by preaching the grace of God, and exposing the unbiblical doctrines of Rome.  In response, the Vatican would launch a Counter Reformation to destroy the work of the Reformers, including the bibles they produced.

The Indestructible Book

The Scriptures were banned, burned, and ridiculed by rulers of every age, from Roman emperors to English monarchs. Many who dared to read and share the Word met horrible deaths. Yet God’s truth could not be crushed. This four-volume video commentary by Ken Connolly is a spectacular sweep of history, filmed on location in Israel, Europe, Britain, and the U.S.

From the back cover:

Retrace the Historic Path of God’s Word from Mt. Sinai to Plymouth Rock. Meet the scholars, teachers, and missionaries whose passionate faith preserved the Indestructible Book.

From the ancient deserts of Israel to the shores of the New World, The Indestructible Book documents an incredible story of faith and sacrifice. This commentary by Bible scholar Ken Connolly tells of believers inspired by God to protect the Bible and carry its message of hope and salvation forward through the centuries. The Scriptures were banned, burned, and ridiculed by rulers of every age, from Roman emperors to English monarchs. Many who dared to read and share the Word met appalling deaths. Yet God’s truth could not be crushed. The greatest worldly powers were no match for the mission of the apostles, crusaders, translators, reformers, preachers and printers dedicated to spreading the Gospel of The Indestructible Book. Filmed on location in Israel, Europe, Britain and the U.S., The Indestructible Book captures the spectacular sweep of history with visual images as rich and varied as the story it unfolds. This digitally re-mastered two-disc set includes all four original VHS volumes, hosted by Ken Connolly.

* Volume 1: How the Bible Began
* Volume 2: A Bible for the Common Man
* Volume 3: Martyrs for the Bible
* Volume 4: From the King James Bible to the Shores of America

The Story of Paul The Apostle

The impassioned life work of the devout Jew who persecuted Christians until he heard the voice of God is thoroughly examined in this 66-minute History Channel documentary. Drawing on the biblical writings of his friend Luke, his own Epistles, and the meager additional writings of the time, this film begins with Paul’s conversion and follows his three decades of traveling missionary work, imprisonment, trials, and eventual martyrdom in Rome. Biblical scholars and historians augment Martin Sheen’s narration of this secular look at his life. Lavish illustrations include artwork (stained glass, mosaics, paintings, sculpture), old black-and-white movies, contemporary reenactments, and footage of today’s ruins of many of the temples and landmarks where Paul preached from Israel to Turkey to Athens. Always controversial in his day, Paul gets his due here,being credited as the single most influential person in taking Christianity from a fledgling sect to a worldwide church.

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