But alas for that boast. Twenty-five years after the unbeliever died, his home was purchased by the Geneva Bible Society and became a storage building for Bibles, and his printing press was used to print an entire edition of the Bible.
“Will a man fight against God?” Yes, he will, but not successfully.
As to those fishermen. If they had been founders of Christianity, it would indeed have faded out. But the church was founded by God, with His Divine Son as the foundation stone. “The gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”