“We want to be ground zero for Bible translation,” announced Dr. John MacArthur at the official launch of the Tyndale Center for Bible Translation at The Master’s Seminary.
Over 250 friends of The Master’s Seminary gathered for the official launch of the Tyndale Center for Bible Translation. As the guests found their seats, Dr. Mark Tatlock, president of The Master’s Academy International, and Dr. Aaron Shryock, director of the Tyndale Center, welcomed everyone and announced the start of the new center.
Dr. Steve Lawson, expositor and director of the Doctor of Ministry program, presented a fitting message on the life and work of the center’s namesake, William Tyndale. A 16th-century English reformer, Tyndale devoted his life to translating the Scriptures into the language of the common Englishman.
Tyndale was driven by the conviction that, if people are to be saved and sanctified, they need access to God’s word in their own language. Dr. Lawson challenged those present to embrace this same conviction and invest in making Scripture available to those without it. He exhorted, “The Tyndale Center for Bible Translation has the capacity literally to reach the ends of the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ!”
Dr. John MacArthur concluded the evening with some personal reflections. Throughout his tenure as president of The Master’s Seminary, the seminary has had an increasingly global impact. And now the seminary is entering a new phase, in which it is uniquely positioned to equip pastor-translators to undertake Bible translation across the globe.
“I’m excited to see what the Lord will accomplish through the Tyndale Center,” commented Dr. Shryock, reflecting on the launch. “With a high view of Scripture and complete dedication to the Gospel, and being able to build on the solid foundation of The Master’s Seminary, we hope to see even more language groups with the Scriptures. Perhaps the Lord will use our efforts to translate the Scriptures for the last groups without it.”
Please join us in praising God for this new initiative and also beseech the Lord of the harvest to bring even more students to study at The Master’s Seminary with a calling to serve in this critical ministry for His glory.