Great John Wycliffe Quotes

John Wycliffe

Roman Catholics often like to portray the Protestant cause as an aberration of a single rebellious monk that spun out of control. The fact of the matter is that there has been a long history of Bible believers (proto-Protestants) long before Martin Luther. The greatest of these is John Wycliffe of England. You can read a short summary of Wycliffe’s life and ministry by clicking the links below:


Below are a few choice quotes (from Feileadh Mohr blog: Quotes from Wycliffe) by John Wycliffe who was writing in the 1300s (150 years before Luther).


“Trust wholly in Christ; rely altogether on his sufferings; beware of seeking to be justified in any other way than by his righteousness. Faith in our Lord Jesus Christ is sufficient for salvation.”

“God gives His grace to whomever He wishes, and has predestined each individual, an eternity before birth, to be lost or saved through all eternity. Good works do not win salvation, but they indicate that he who does them has received divine grace and is one of the elect. We act according to the disposition that God has allotted to us; to invert Hericlitus, our fare is our character.”

“Faith in our Lord Jesus Christ is sufficient for salvation, and that without faith it is impossible to please God; that the merit of Christ is able, by itself, to redeem all mankind from hell, and that this sufficiency is to be understood without any other cause concurring.”


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