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Persecuted church: Stop removing 'Son of God' from Bibles
A new Bible translation that alters references to God as âFatherâ and Jesus as âSon of Godâ is âunacceptable and unusable,â charge representatives of the Alliance of Protestant Churches in Turkey.
âAs leaders of local Protestant churches,â the leaders said they find âthe misleading translations of these very important and foundational New Testament terms to be wrong and extremely adverse.â
âWe most certainly cannot approve of it,â a letter from the organization said.
Original James, I do know that the AV is very bad one, even if that comment does want to "p*** against the wall" what a foul mouth version! Don't let any of those arrow snakes get stepped on by your unicorns, they might get bitten!
It's too bad that Gil Rugh's sermon from this morning is not up on Sermon Audio yet, and of course it takes some time to do that, but he has pointed out and warned about the world's influence on the church. It appears these these Turkish "Protestant" churches are under the thumb of Islam? Of course, they could use, Two Short, Sound, Simple Proofs that Muhammad Was a False Prophet. I would hope this group would use good sound translations of the Bible in Arabic and Turk, and not bend the Bible to conformed the Jinn inspired beliefs of Muhammadans.
"However, they did not take into consideration our concerns and warnings about words vital to Christian belief and used adverse terms such as 'God's epresentative' instead of 'Son of God', 'Mevla (Protector/Helper)' for Father and 'Repentance ablutions' for 'Baptism' in their translation." http://biblicalmissiology.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Matthew-TR-Translation-TeK-Ltr-Eng.pdf "Repentance ablution"? Wow. If Wycliffe could see what they have done to his name and what they've done to God's Word.
If you're talking about the United Methodist Church, their oversight isn't very great. They depend on the National Council of Churches, and this why they used the RSV (not bad, except for one glaring example) and now I would suppose the NRSV, really, really bad, with many glaring examples of error. It is also one of the Bible accepted by the Anglican Church, by the way. No, just stick with the New American Standard Bible, the best and the admittedly good ones, ESV and NKJV.
When you have a third-party (non-ecclesiastical) organization translating the Bible, don't be surprised when they lose the bubble on the Trinity, etc. Their stakeholders are manifold, but not necessarily the OPC, SBC or UMC.