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God's Guidance in History

In the book What Has Christianity Ever Done For Us? one of the things talked about is the invention of the printing press by Johannes Gutenberg in 1436. Why was the printing press invented at that point in history?  Could it be because for the first time in history there was a movement to translate the Bible into the languages of the people? For about 1000 years the Bible had been available only in Latin, the language of scholars. But now voices were declaring that all people should have the right to read God's Word for themselves. John Wycliffe had already created an English translation (about 1382). William Tyndale was about to follow suit (in 1524), for which he would be burned at the stake. And Martin Luther—hiding from his enemies in a lonely castle, and growing a big beard as a disguise—was about to produce one in the German language (1522). Was it a coincidence that Gutenberg invented his printing press about this time—when the Bible, for the first time, was being translated into the people's languages, and ready to be mass-produced. Or was God overseeing history and ensuring the spread of His Gospel?

Reference: What Has Christianity Ever Done For Us?, Jonathan Hill, pp 8-14.

God's Protection in History

Have you ever considered how "lucky" it was that America developed that atomic bomb? 

Do you realize that Albert Einstein, whose theories led to the creation of the atomic bomb, was German—and that he live... [Read More]

Reference: Pastor Bill Ray, Desert Joy Christian Fellowship

The Believer’s Job

A pastor who was an avid golfer was taking part in a local golf tournament. As he prepared to tee off, storm clouds rolled in. The organizer of the tournament pointed them out to the pastor, and said with a smile, ... [Read More]

History and the Gospel

There is plenty of evidence that God is charge in history, directing the world toward a good end. One example is the set of circumstances that were in place when Christianity burst on the world scene, circumstances th... [Read More]

Reference: William Ray, Knowing God through Prayer—the Plan Jesus Gave (Ambassador International, 2008), p. 149-150