A Lamp in the Dark: The Untold History of the Bible
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The production goes on location to England and Belgium, to the British Library and the William Tyndale Museum, the site where Tyndale was strangled and burnt at the stake, and then Erasmus House in Anderlecht. There are original interviews with the curators of these museums who explain significant facts about the history of Textus Receptus and the development of the English Bible. There is a lot of footage of ancient manuscripts and even a replica of the jail cell where Tyndale was kept before he was put to death. The film really gives a timeline of the Bible from the first century up through the Middle Ages, climaxing with the King James Bible of 1611, and showing that the reason Rome hates the KJV is because it represents the collective work of the Protestant Reformation.
The documentary also seems designed as a witnessing tool to Roman Catholics, since it confronts some of the key doctrines of the Catholic Church, including transubstantiation, papal authority and the veneration of Mary. The producers were careful to focus their commentary on the teachings of the Reformers, and show clearly how the faith of modern Evangelical Christians developed by recovering the original teachings of the Bible.Read more ›
This film is extremely exhaustive with chapter titles;
The Gospel Record; The Roman Church; Dominic and the Inquisition; The Pilgrim Church; John Wycliffe; The Great Reformation; William Tyndale; Tyndale to King James;Enter The Jesuits; and The King James Bible.
It documents dates and sources from which it derives its information. Not only does it compile its history from reliable sources...
this is perfectly scriptural in its presentation of Biblical Christianity's history. This film is a breathe of fresh air when it comes to a solid historical viewpoint. It does not set forth politically correct views regarding the Catholic church or their historical doctrines. I appreciate its extra chapter regarding the KJV. I hope that many who use modern translations see this film and appreciate the translation approach and uniqueness of this KJV.
This film is a must see by anyone slightly interested in the history of the Bible. I whole heartily recommend this volume.
I was somewhat disappointed by not learning more about how the earliest writings came to be compiled into the finished form we have today, but obviously, that exceeded the scope of the project.
All in all, though - with few exceptions - I was riveted through the entire three hours and definitely plan to buy more copies to share with others. Based on my experience as a teacher, I would not recommend this for elementary-age students.
"You shall not make for yourself a carved image--any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments." Exodus 20:4-6
I realized as a little girl the catholic church is full of them! The Roman Catholic "Church" Purposely takes out
one of God's Ten Commandments
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This was an extremely good documentary....it was also very accurate.....Loved ItPublished 3 days ago by Connie Phillips
Excellent, very informative. So much history that we didn't learn in school. Everyone should see this.Published 21 days ago by Amazon Customer
Very interesting and informative. We found out things we never knew before. We'll definitely be watching the sequel!Published 27 days ago by SS