Monday, June 12, 2006

The Message "Bible" Omits the Warnings of II Timothy

If you compare the message Bible to the KJV, NKJV, NASB, etc, you will very clearly see just how sad of a 'rendering', it really is. It is not a proper 'translation' of the Bible, but Eugene Peterson's idea of what Scripture says. Do a little homework. You will be shocked when you start comparing verses with a regular Bible. Check out the article below from Lighthouse Trails.



The Message "Bible" Omits the Warnings of II Timothy

In the popular website, an apparent blunder has left out II Timothy, which warns of perilous last days to come.

II Timothy carries strong warnings, speaking of perilous last days when men shall be lovers of self rather than lovers of God. It is also says that Scripture is inspired by God and given to us for doctrine, reproof, correction and instruction. Somehow, this entire book of the Bible has been left out of the popular Message "Bible" on at least two online websites, www.biblegate and Replacing II Timothy is a duplicate of I Timothy.

Interestingly, and sadly, The Message has also left out every reference of Lord Jesus (found over 110 times in both KJV and NKJV) and replaced it with Master Jesus, a term often used by New Agers.

For more on The Message.