|New Bible has controversial passages removed|
|Written by Chris Perver|
|Friday, 20 October 2006 00:00|
Since 1900 at least one new version of the Bible has been published every year in the English language. Some people find the newer versions easier to read, while others prefer the older versions which are more descriptive and accurate. Many of these modern versions have not been a success though, mostly due to translation errors affecting particular doctrines. Most Christians I feel would agree that we are getting further and further from the original truth contained in the Scriptures. Last year we even had a Bible depicting Jesus Christ as a woman. But a Dutch company called the Western Bible Foundation has gone one step further, publishing a Bible with controversial passages cut out of the pages. The new Bible has passages from the 10 commandments, Isaiah, Proverbs and the Sermon on the Mount removed.
Quote: ""Jesus was very inspiring for our inner health, but we don't need to take his naive remarks about money seriously. He didn't study economics, obviously," said a Mr. De Rijke, the chairman of the foundation, in a news release obtained by ANS. After all, no serious Christian takes such texts literally, he said. "What if all Christians stopped being anxious, for example, and started expecting everything from God? Or gave their possessions to the poor, for that matter. Our economy would be lost," he said. "The truth is quite the contrary: a strong economy and a healthy work ethic is a gift from God," he said.
There are over 3000 people groups in the world that currently do not have the Scriptures in their own language, and we Western Christians who have been so privileged to possess the Scriptures for at least the last 400 years in our own tongue, defile it by changing the truth of God into a lie? Will God not judge us for this?