The Great Controversy Chapter 12: The French Reformation Part 3
– This week, Pastor Ted Wilson continues discussing chapter twelve of The Great Controversy, “The French Reformation,” in which the Holy Scriptures were placed into the hands of the common people and nobility across France because of Lefevre’s French translation of the New Testament in 1523. –
One young reformer was John Calvin, who abandoned his plans to become a Roman Catholic priest and instead chose to share the Gospel throughout France.
Eventually, authorities learned of Calvin’s work and were determined to make him a martyr, yet, they did not succeed. Despite severe persecution, Calvin, along with many other Reformers, fled to Geneva, Switzerland, for safety. This city became a refuge for the hunted Reformers of all Western Europe, and it was from Geneva where publications and teachers went out to spread the good news.