As hard as it is for us to believe, most English speaking people in John Wycliffe’s day had never seen a Bible. If they had, they couldn’t have read it, because it was only available in Latin. This led Wycliffe to adopt as his life’s goal the translation of the Bible into English. This great theme of his life is summed up in his famous statement: “The sacred Scriptures be the property of the people, and one which no party should be allowed to wrest from them.”