A historical movie drama, “God’s Outlaw” was produced in 1986
Tyndale was martyred for his translation work and his writings in the defence of Biblical Christianity. Tyndale was hunted as a heretic, taken and imprisoned under the laws of the Church; after being condemned for heresy, he was formally stripped of his priesthood, strangled and then burned at the stake. Tyndale’s English Translation is read yet today as the greater part of the King James Bible, first published in 1611.
In a modern-day translation (Mine), He had this to say regarding politics and Christian leadership,
Christ frequently forbids his disciples from attempting to rise above those in politically authoritative worldly positions or those Christians who are citizens of the Kingdom of God. cf. Matthew 18, Matthew 20, Mark 9, Mark 10, Luke 9 and Luke 22
Here is the quote in its original form.
“Christ forbideth his disciples and that oft (as thou mayest see Matt 18 and also 20, Mark 9 and also 10, Luke 9 and also 22, even at his last supper) not only to climb above lords, kings and emperors in worldly rule, but also to exalt themselves one above another in the kingdom of God.”
According to Tyndale then:
Christians should not try to usurp the authority of those who are already in worldly powers of authority.
Christians should not impose hierarchical structures over one another within the church or Christendom in general.
Was Tyndale correct?