Honor to the Heretics – that is probably how I would summarize episode two in the Fires of Faith series for the making of the KJV Bible.
(1) I watched touching, dramatized scenes of Thomas Bilney in London, 1527: “Where does it say, our works will save us?” He was dragged from the pulpit while preaching a homily. But he cried, “Only the truth from the Bible!!!!”
He recanted under torture, and then later recanted of his recanting. I appreciated the documentary recalling the moment when he burnt his finger in a candle – to steel his mind in preparation for being burned at the stake. “Take me to Christ!”
(2) London Tower Prison – I remember visiting this place with my wife. I won’t forget the experience.
(3) This episode did a fine job in honoring William Tyndale. I am always moved when I hear Tyndale’s letter he wrote while in prison. And his cry for the Hebrew scriptures.
(4) Guest appearance by Mark A. Noll. I listened to what he would die for.
(5) A question – What is the translation in English of that final song sung during the ending of the lives of Thomas More, William Tyndale, and Anne Boleyn?