The Language of the People

This statement by John Wycliffe (1320-1384) helps us understand why he was motivated to translate the Bible into English:
“Christ and His Apostles taught the people in the language best known to them. It is certain that the truth of the Christian faith becomes more evident the more faith itself is known. Therefore, the doctrine should not only be in Latin but in the vulgar (generally used) tongue and, as the faith of the church is contained in the Scriptures, the more these are known in a true sense the better. The laity ought to understand the faith and, as doctrines of our faith are in the Scriptures, believers should have the Scriptures in a language which they fully understand.”

Author: Daniel

I am a Christian who is seeking to build God's Kingdom.