Lucky, not blessed, in The Message “bible,” Psalm 32:1

Here is The Message, Psalm 32:1: Count yourself lucky, how happy you must be–you get a fresh start, your slate’s wiped clean.

Lucky?

Here is NASB, Psalm 32:1: How blessed is he whose transgression if forgiven, Whose sin is covered!

Here is The Message, Psalm 1:1: How well God must like you–you don’t hang out at Sin Saloon, you don’t slink along Dead-End Road, you don’t go to Smart-Mouth College.

Here is NASB, Psalm 1:1: How blessed is the man who does not walk in the way of the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers. (Psalm 1:1)

The fact is, there are numerous places in The Message where something has been changed, added, or deleted.

“I and the Father are one.” (John 10:30, NASB)

“I and the Father are one heart and mind.” (John 10:30, The Message)

Always, always, always, the strategy has been to change, twist, or misuse the very Word of God.

The devil even tried this with Christ Himself. (Matthew 4, Luke 4)

My friend, The Message is not for you. Not as a “study” paraphrase, not as a “reading Bible,” not at all.

Did You Know: The Message “bible” inserts earth reverence, god of “green” hope: http://mywordlikefire.com/2011/05/30/the-message-bible-inserts-earth-reverence-god-of-green-hope/

If this is new to you, please research, and tell others what you have learned: http://www.crossroad.to/Bible_studies/Message.html

Published in: on February 6, 2013 at 11:35 am  Comments (3)  
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  1. You will have to ask Mr. Peterson. Please also ask why he endorsed Rob “No Hell” Bell’s book, and why he endorsed The Shack.

    For our struggle is not against flesh and blood. but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:11-12

  2. What is Mr. Petersons “intention”?

  3. The Message “Bible” is nothing short of blasphemy! Do not read it. Do not study it. Do not buy it. Do not recommend it. Look what Mr. Peterson did to the prayer Jesus told his disciples to pray like.

    Our Father in heaven,
    Reveal who you are.
    Set the world right;
    Do what’s best—
    as above, so below.
    Keep us alive with three square meals.
    Keep us forgiven with you and forgiving others.
    Keep us safe from ourselves and the Devil.
    You’re in charge!
    You can do anything you want!
    You’re ablaze in beauty!
    Yes. Yes. Yes.

    (Blasphemy!)


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