Truth Remains is a church history ministry endeavoring to remind believers of the great sacrifices that faithful men and women made in previous generations so that we could have access to the Word of God.
The halls of church history are covered in the blood of countless martyrs who gave their lives to defend, proclaim, and preserve the very same Bible that we hold in our hands today. Truth Remains teaches that history through educational media and interactive events featuring a rare collection of first edition 16th – 17th century Bibles.
Why Study Church History?
Robert Shindler, a close associate of Charles Haddon Spurgeon, noted, “It is all too plainly apparent men are willing to forego the old for the sake of the new. But commonly it is found in theology that that which is true is not new, and that which is new is not true.”
In the minds of many, church history is a dry subject to be tolerated if necessary. This attitude comes from the belief that the past is irrelevant and only what is happening now is worthy of consideration. But Solomon stated in Ecclesiastes 1:9-10,
“That which has been is that which will be, and that which has been done is that which will be done. So there is nothing new under the sun. Is there anything of which one might say, ‘See this, it is new’? Already it has existed for ages which were before us.”
Several times in Scripture we are told to learn from the things done in the past (1 Corinthians 10:11; Romans 15:4) and this is especially true regarding church history. In a day when much of the contemporary church is enamored with new innovations and discoveries, even when it comes to theology, a study of the past brings valuable perspective to the present. There is much to be gleaned from a history full of battles for the truth.
English Bible Translation
One of the most thrilling stories in church history is that of the English Bible. The men who gave their lives to translate the Bible into English are not household names but the bloody price they paid fueled the Reformation and shaped the modern world, enabling countless Christians to enjoy the privilege of owning and studying God’s Word in English.
Out of Darkness; The Story of the English Bible is a four-part mini documentary, produced by Truth Remains, that tells the story of God’s careful preservation of Scripture through the centuries. You can watch part two on the 1560 Geneva Bible below, or you can take a few minutes to watch all four parts here.
In just a few weeks, the Truth Remains rare Bible display will be hosted by Southern Seminary for The Expositor’s Summit. If you are planning to attend, be sure to stop by and touch the very pages William Tyndale and John Rogers died for.