Fear of God Devotional: The Blessing Of The Word Of God

How did the translation of Scripture into the common language impact the Reformation?

Mike Davenport explains in this video that one of the greatest benefits that came from the Reformation is that Scripture was translated into the common language. This is a blessing that people before the Reformation did not have. They had to rely on what others like the Pope claimed it said. Services were often conducted in a language that they could not understand.

But through the Reformation, people could now read and understand the Word of God. The doctrines that came out of the Reformation were based on what God has told us in Scripture. 

Proverbs 4:5-7 (NKJV) – “Get wisdom! Get understanding! Do not forget, nor turn away from the words of my mouth. Do not forsake her, and she will preserve you; Love her, and she will keep you.  Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding.