The Great Controversy Chapter 12: The French Reformation Part 1
– This week, Pastor Ted Wilson discusses chapter twelve of The Great Controversy, “The French Reformation,” in which distinguished professor, Jacques Lefevre, came across the Bible in the University of Paris library and began reading it. Convinced the greatest need of his time was a return to the Scriptures, Lefevre resolved to earnestly study and teach them to his students. –
At the same time Martin Luther’s German Bible was being printed, Jacques Lefevre translated the New Testament into French. As the Reformation grew in France, William Farel, a student of Lefevre’s, began to spread the message of salvation by faith, and the bishop of Meaux soon followed. The fast growth of the reformation alarmed Rome, and persecution swept through France. What became of these early reformers?