Friday, April 9, 2010

Why is Bible translation so important?

From Wycliffe (UK) website:

Because the Scriptures are essential for evangelism, discipleship, and church growth. Jesus told His followers to take the Gospel to all the world, but there are still hundreds of language groups which don't have God's Word in their mother tongue - the language they understand the best. History shows that there has never been a strong indigenous church without the translated written Scriptures used by indigenous leaders.
the Australian website is


Matthew Moffitt said...

Diarmaid MacCulloch argues that this is why protestantism never took off in Ireland. The CofE was happy to provide a French tranlsation of the Bible and BCP for the Channel Islands, but refused to provide both in Irish for a couple of centuries.

Matt Bales said...

Love to look that up Matt. Got a reference?

How are you btw?