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The Obedience of a Christian Man By William Tyndale.Most folks know of William Tyndale as the man who translated the first English Bible, which with certain royal guidelines, was used to transcribe the 1611 edition authorized by King James The Obedience of a Christian Man was a primer on Christian living that was used to spark what is called the English Reformation It is a practical book on how we are to live as believers Children are to obey their parents, servants are to obey their masters and husbands are to love their wives as Christ loved His Congregation The wife is to be in subjection to her own husband as the Congregation is to Christ, and the King is to rule in God s stead over the realm according to the Law of God, not after his own imagination Tyndale wrote in the days when the divine right of the King was the mindset The idea of [Read Epub] ⚓ The Obedience of a Christian Man (Penguin Classics) ♌ One Of The Key Foundation Books Of The English Reformation, The Obedience Of A Christian Man 1528 Makes A Radical Challenge To The Established Order Of The All Powerful Church Of Its Time Himself A Priest, Tyndale Boldly Claims That There Is Just One Social Structure Created By God To Which All Must Be Obedient, Without The Intervention Of The Rule Of The Pope He Argues That Christians Cannot Be Saved Simply By Performing Ceremonies Or By Hearing The Scriptures In Latin, Which Most Could Not Understand, And That All Should Have Access To The Bible In Their Own Language An Idea That Was Then Both Bold And Dangerous Powerful In Thought And Theological Learning, This Is A Landmark In Religious And Political Thinking. In this book, published two years after Tyndale s first edition of the English New Testament, he expounds his understanding of the Christian s responsibilities before God and before God ordained human authority He backs up each point with quotations and exposition of Scripture, challenging the reader to verify for themselves whether what he is saying is in agreement with God s Word.His theology appears to be in most points pretty much the same as that adopted by many of the later Dissenter denominations e.g the Baptists Some of his main topics are submission to authority, separation of church and state, illegitimacy of papal authority, illegitimacy of using violence against those of different religious persuasions, the need for the Bible in English, each Christian s responsibility to use the Bible to evaluate what they are taught by the clergy, the unscriptural nature of many Roman Catholic ceremonies and doctrines, salvation by grace through faith independent of good works but resulting in good works, etc.Tyndale shows himself to be a skillful expositor of the Bible, able to clearly state biblical principles drawn from a literal interpretation and then show how they apply to daily life Many of his applications gave a glimpse into his period in history, particularly in the sections where he is writing polemically against the practices of the Roman Catholic Church.In style, his writing is somewhat similar to the Ki For a guy who trumpeted everyday plain style, his style sure is wonky Tyndale had a huge influence on the character of the early English church, and as such his particular flavor of reform is interesting in light of how the English church wo this was a great book Took a long time to read as it is pretty intense but good to understand thinking during the reformation along with a little ranting but a good read I would have given it 3 1 2 stars but not quite 4 due to the fact that it is not so easy to r Very good book to read Very challenging in living a Christian life in total obedience to God The author is very much against the Pope throughout the book It is a very detailed book, lots of Scripture used Difficult to read, but well worth. Not a bunch of smarmy do goodisms, like you might find in some books on Christian obedience Pretty earthy stuff here. Forasmuch as our holy prelates and our chostly religious, which ought to defend God s word, speak evil of it and do all the shame they can to it, and rail on it and bear their captives in hand that it causeth insurrection and teacheth the people to disobey their heads and governors, and moveth them to rise against their princes and to make all common and to make havoc of other men s goods Therefore have i made this little treatise that followeth containing all obedience that is of God In which whosoever readeth it shall easily perceive, not the contrary only and that they lie but also the very cause of such blasphemy and what steereth them so furiously to rage and to belie the truth p 26 Prepare they mind therefore unto this little treatise and read it discreetly and judge it indifferently, and when I allege any scripture, look thou on the text, whether it interpret it right p 30 Neither is the professing, vowing and swearing obedience unto their the church s ordinances any other thing, than the defying, denying and forswearing obedience unto the ordinances of God p 36 Now there are three natures of men, one altogether beastly which in no wise receive the law in their hearts, but rise against princes and rulers whensoever they are able to make their party good The second are not so beastly, but receive the law, and unto them the law cometh They look on the pleasure, profit and promotion that followeth the keeping of the law, and in respect Written during the early years of the Reformation when the Protestants were being accused of rebellion and unrest, Tyndale wrote this book to assert that they were actually restoring God s ordained institutions of family and state The church had undermined these institutions and released men from their proper obedience It had made these institutions mere branches of the church It was the Pope who had undermined society and caused continual unrest and wars Tyndale appeals to all men in all places of society to take responsibility for their own positions and to live by the word of God.The Pope and his followers had done this by replacing God s word with themselves and their traditions The constant theme of this book is the return to God s word, His promises and His law Whatever Tyndale is talking about, he finds a way to bring the discussion back to the issue of God s word In Tyndale s view, God s word regulates our faith, worship, and life God s promise of salvation in Christ is alone the ground and resting place of the Christian s faith.The invasive and overreaching authority of the Roman Church was Tyndale s main target It is easy to be disappointed with his argument against resistance to tyrannical kings, but the lower magistrate principle of resistance had yet to be formulated This would be left to Samuel Rutherford and later British Protestants whose main opponent was an Erastian monarchy, rather than the Pope Yet, Tyndale s words directed to a people under persecutio