This is a thread for information, not debating. Since reading quite a bit and forming an opinion that doctrines of God's sovereignty and grace could have taken on a better name than Calvin considering his history, beliefs, and actions, I have wondered about other historical figures in relation to our Christian heritage. After reading several articles on King James of the King James Bible, I am quite confused. Some articles say he was a Godly man with high moral principles. Others say he was ruthless, and burned anabaptists to death because of their faith. I would greatly appreciate those who have studied the life of this man to give me their take on his character and his walk with the Lord, realizing none of us are perfect. From reading some background, there was a lot of friction between the Church of England and local autonomous New Testement churches. It seems the Church of England was Protestant in name only, and more resembled Catholic in practice. The Pope was the head of one, and the royalty in England the head of the other. The religious conflicts were numerous: Church of England vs Catholic Church Church of England vs Protestant churches, in particular, Presbyterian Protestant vs Catholic Everyone vs our ancestors, the local, autonomous New Testement church It seems we were the object of persecution from everyone else. It also seems society was quite barbaric by executing people who did not agree with the prevailing authority at the time about religion. As I said above, I would appreciate any person's take on King James place in all of this, and his name being a good name for English Bible. Thanks.