You also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood,

offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. (1 Peter 2:5)

 

Standing Stone Productions

 

Gene Snyder

2269 NW Eucalyptus Drive

Hermiston, OR 97838

 

Phone: (541) 567-3540

Cell: (253) 951-1515

Email: gene@astandingstone.com 

 

Computer Repair

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The Message Paraphrase, What I Believe Is

An Abomination of God's Word

 

The "Message", a so called paraphrase is NOT just a paraphrase.  It does not just use more modern language, it also changes the meaning of God's word.  It is one of the things spoken about in the Bible that many will have itching ears to listen to that which is false (2Tim 3-4) along with the coming of many false teachers and prophets.  I for one am going to do all that the Lord has for me to do in combating this false work.  To begin with I will be posting other websites that you can go to by clicking on their link to read what others have to say, many of which are much more learned than I.

 

Now I am convinced that "The Living Bible" (which is not a bible but a paraphrase) opened the door for men to write so called paraphrases without real authority, We can read in Jer 50:6 "My people hath been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to go astray, they have turned them away [on] the mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their restingplace.  If we look at who wrote the Bibles that we use commonly, we find the "The King James Bible" was written by a large group of bible scholars, also the same is true of "The New International Bible" along with many other bibles, not so with paraphrases.  All of the members that took part insured a closely watched interpretation faithful to the original texts.  Although it is true that the language was changed for more clarity, the meaning was not changed.

The "Living Bible" ( Kenneth N. Taylor) and the "Message" (Eugene Peterson) were written by one man Rom 3:10 "As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:"  In Eugene Peterson's case, we are told that he has been a pastor for some 29 years, but the bible tells us Jer 50:6 "My people hath been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to go astray, they have turned them away [on] the mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their restingplace. "

 

If you wish to check out this idea, simply compare John 3:16 in several bibles and the look at what is written in the "Message" for example in the NIV "John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life" and as far as I can tell in every other translation John 3:16 " speaks of eternal (everlasting) life.  In the "Message" however, we read "John 3:16 "This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life".  Now take for example a youngster that is a believer and reads his bible and for discussion here, we will say that he is using the "Message".  Then a tragedy strikes and his mom dies of cancer at the age of 29, since he has been taught that we are to have "a whole and lasting life" he may feel that God's word lied to him and turn from his faith.  If however he was using one of the other true bibles (not paraphrases), he would have the assurance that his mom went to heaven and has "everlasting life"


 

Links

 

http://watch.pair.com/message.html

http://www.bible-researcher.com/themessage.html

Eugene Peterson and "The Message"

Eugene Peterson, the Message and Contemplative Prayer

What does Eugene Peterson himself say?

 

Gay Marriage

The God-ordained institution of marriage is under attack in courts across the nation, and your help is needed to save it before the one man-one woman definition of marriage is completely and radically redefined. Homosexual marriage will soon be a reality if you fail to get involved! Go to www.nogaymarriage.com and sign the petition supporting a federal marriage amendment.

Links:

www.nogaymarriage.com

 

 

Other Helpful Links

 

www.tenderbranch.us