On Thursday morning at Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind., students flipped through the pages of Bibles twice as old as the United States.
As part of its annual “Day of Worship” chapel, Grace College partnered with Truth Remains, a ministry that travels to schools and churches across the United States to display some of the first Bibles in the English language.
“The purpose of Truth Remains, in its heart of hearts, is to honor God’s word,” said ministry founder, David Parsons. “We do that by telling the stories of these Bibles, specifically the men who bled and died so that English-speaking people could read the Bible in their mother tongue.”
After learning about their historical contexts, students freely flipped through the 16th and 17th-century Bibles. For many it made an unexpected impact.
“I had no idea about the sacrifices it took for the Bible to be brought to the English language,” said Joanna, a sophomore psychology major at Grace. “I access my Bible on my smartphone; seeing Bibles from the 16th century is amazing.” — from grace.edu