In all Rome’s excitement about the “Passages” exhibit, what is very conveniently overlooked is that after his conversion to Christ, Tyndale branded the pope of Rome as Antichrist, and wrote much against Popery, including a book entitled The Practice of Prelates, in which the corruptions of Popery were powerfully exposed, and other books in which he also exposed Popery, such as The Obedience of a Christian Man, The Exposition of the Sermon on the Mount, a commentary on the epistles of John, and A Treatise Upon Signs and Sacraments. Were such works the writings of a priest of Rome? Hardly. He hated the Harlot “Church” and loved the Word of God, and longed to see it in the hands of every Englishman. Never must Tyndale’s immortal, soul-stirring words be forgotten, spoken in a debate with a Romish priest who said that it would be better to be without God’s laws than the pope’s laws. To this shocking statement, Tyndale replied: “I defy the pope, and all his laws. If God spare my life, ere many years I will cause a boy that driveth a plough shall know more of the Scripture than thou dost.” Was this the language of a Roman Catholic priest? – a man who defied the pope of Rome and all his laws? No – this was the language of a true, Bible-loving Christian, whose eyes had been opened by the Holy Spirit to see that Popery was the devil’s own religion, which sought to hold back the Word of God from the people.
Rome had no intention of ever giving the Scriptures to people in their own languages! – and loathed Tyndale with all its might for daring to do so. They burned his books; the Romish bishop of London burned copies of his Bible translation; and they hunted for him tirelessly so that they could have him put to death. Eventually they were successful: Tyndale was betrayed by a Papist Judas, cast into prison (during which time Romish priests had many disputations with him), and finally strangled to death; his body then being burned.
This was how the monster “Church” of Rome “contributed” to the King James Version!