A Lamp in the Dark Collection

The Untold History of the Bible

A Lamp in the Dark is an exciting new documentary that unfolds the fascinating “untold” history of the Bible, revealing critical information often overlooked in modern histories.  Enter into a world of saints and martyrs battling against spies, assassins and wolves in sheep’s clothing.

Throughout the Middle Ages, the Papal Inquisition forbade biblical translation, threatening imprisonment and death to those who disobeyed.  Learn the stories of valiant warriors of the faith, such as John Wycliffe, William Tyndale, Martin Luther, the ancient Waldenses, Albigenses and others who hazarded their lives for the sake of sharing the Gospel light with a world drowning in darkness.

Once the common people were able to read the Bible, the world was turned upside down through the Protestant Reformation.  The Reformers subdued whole kingdoms by preaching the grace of God, and exposing the unbiblical doctrines of Rome.  In response, the Vatican would launch a Counter Reformation to destroy the work of the Reformers, including the bibles they produced.
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ABOUT THE PRODUCTION

A Lamp in the Dark was filmed on locations in England and Belgium, and features never before seen interviews with leading Bible scholars, including David Brown, Roger Oakland, Alan O’Reilly, D.A. Waite and others.  Also included are chief curators from the British Library in London, Erasmus House in Belgium, and the William Tyndale Museum in Vilvoorde, where Tyndale himself was burnt at the stake.

This ground-breaking documentary is also filled with rich visual graphics and dramatic re-enactments of key historic events.

Included in this 3 hour DVD:

1) The history of the early Church, with the warnings from Jesus and the Apostles about “grievous wolves” and apostasy.

2) How the Inquisition began for the purpose of silencing Christians and outlawing the Bible.

3) The Bible translations of John Wycliffe and William Tyndale, the Great Bible, the Geneva Bible, and finally the King James Version.

4) The Protestant Reformation and the reasons behind it.

5) Key doctrines confronted by the Reformers (i.e. Indulgences, Inspiration of Scripture, Salvation, Transubstantiation, Veneration of Mary, and Papal claims of authority).

6) The Counter Reformation which began with the founding of the Jesuit Order in 1540.

7) The Vatican’s involvement with the Critical Text and their influence over world-wide biblical translation in the 20th century.

A Lamp in the Dark: The Untold History of the Bible
An Adullam Films Production
Written and Directed by: Christian J. Pinto
DVD Package Design by: John Shaffer
Copyright 2009 Adullam Films LLC
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Tares Among the Wheat

DESCRIPTION
In the 19th century, a revolution in biblical scholarship was prompted by the publication of a never-before-seen manuscript called Codex Sinaiticus. The work was allegedly “discovered” by a German scholar named Constantine von Tischendorf, who declared this to be the oldest Bible ever found. Tischendorf said he found the work in a rubbish basket at a Greek Orthodox monastery in Egypt. While many in the academic world did not fully believe his story, they were willing to accept his claims about the antiquity of the codex. Yet shortly after his discovery was published, a renowned Greek paleographer named Constantine Simonides came forward and declared that the manuscript was no ancient text at all, but had been created by him in 1840. The controversy surrounding these events is, perhaps, the most incredible untold chapter in Bible history. It involves Jesuits, the Pope, a high-minded German, a committee of Anglo Romanists, and a mysterious Greek patriot. It is a story that (while quite true and well documented) a vast majority of modern academics know nothing about. Yet the subject matter dramatically impacts the world of biblical scholarship, even to this present hour. Most of what today’s scholars believe about manuscript evidence is based on the events of this era, and the footnotes in your Bible are the proof of it.

Topics discussed in this documentary:
1 ) New details about the Counter Reformation and its origins
2) Answers arguments concerning the Waldenses, Albigenses, Paulicans -- and the accusation that they were “Manichean heretics.”
3) History of how the Papacy was established in 606 A.D.
4) Italian missionary explains Rome’s works gospel vs. the gospel of grace
5) The Jesuit plan to seize control of the Bible.
6) The Oxford Movement and its use of “Protestants” as secret agents for Rome.
7) The Jesuit origins of higher criticism as a weapon against the Bible.
8) Rome’s history of creating forged manuscripts and fake relics.
9) The never-before-told history of Codex Sinaiticus and Codex Vaticanus.
10) Westcott, Hort and the Revision of 1881.

Featured experts: Dr. David Brown, Dr. Henry Hudson, Dr. Ronald Cooke, Dr. Alan O’Reilly, Les Garrett, Roger Oakland, Dr. D.A. Waite, Dr. H.D. Williams.

TARES AMONG THE WHEAT
An Adullam Films Production
Written and Directed by: Christian J. Pinto
DVD Package Design by: Jeff Martens Designs
Copyright 2012 Adullam Films LLC
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Bridge to Babylon

DESCRIPTION

This next part in the series will follow the history of the Bible into modern times, showing how the role of Rome has changed through the 20th century.  Since 1967, the Vatican has been involved in an official relationship with the United Bible Societies, developing “interconfessional” Bibles for the purpose of promoting ecumenical union between the various professing Christian denominations – the Protestant, Roman Catholic and Greek Orthodox churches, in all their forms.  Of this, Cardinal Levada has stated that: “Union with the Catholic Church is the goal of ecumenism.”

Yet now, there are some who claim that the compromise extends into the pagan world, as Wycliffe Bible Translators (which is part of the United Bible Societies) have been developing their “Muslim-friendly” Bible, in which the Person of Jesus as “the Son of God” is diminished so as not to offend the Islamic population.  Is this the direction the Bible Societies are headed?  “Bridge to Babylon” will explore this and other questions that we believe are critical to the defense of the Gospel.