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The Attack on the Bible by those who want same sex
marriage and partnerships legalized.
There have been many Bible translations that are
paraphrases but none have been more blatant in their agenda than the Good as New
New Bible translation promotes fornication
Archbishop of Canterbury praises version for 'extraordinary power'
June 24, 2004
Titled "Good as New," the new Bible is translated by former Baptist
minister John Henson for the "One" organization, to produce what the
group calls a "new, fresh and adventurous" translation of the
The 104th archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams – leader of the Church of England – describes it is a book of "extraordinary power,"
but admitted many would be startled by its content.
"The new version, which Dr.
Williams says he hopes will spread 'in epidemic profusion through religious and
irreligious alike', turns St. Paul's strictures against fornication on their
head," adds the Times.
"Instead of condemning fornicators, adulterers and
'abusers of themselves with
mankind'," says Ruth Gledhill, the London Times religious affairs correspondent, "the new version of his
first letter to Corinth has St. Paul advising Christians not to go without sex for too long in case they get 'frustrated.'"
Besides Williams endorsements have come from John Rackley,
President of the Baptist Union of Great Britain, Elizabeth
Stuart, Professor of Christian Theology, King Alfred's College, Winchester, and
Bishop of the Open Episcopal Church, Adrian Thatcher, Professor of Applied
Theology, College of St Mark and St John, Plymouth, Derek Rawcliffe, and
Tony Campolo, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Eastern University.
Names have been changed and a totally different genre is
presented to be hip with our modern culture of tolerance.
Here, according to the London Times, are a few sample
Authorized version: "John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the
baptism of repentance for the remission of sins."
New version: "John, nicknamed 'The Dipper,' was 'The Voice.' He was in the
desert, inviting people to be dipped, to show they were determined to
change their ways and wanted to be forgiven."
Authorized version: "And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him. And
there came a voice from the heaven saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."
New version "As he was climbing up the bank again, the sun shone through a gap in the clouds. At the same time a pigeon flew down and perched on him.
Jesus took this as a sign that God's spirit was with him. A voice from
overhead was heard saying, 'That's my boy! You're doing fine!'"
Authorized version: "Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!"
New version: "Take a running jump, Holy Joes, humbugs!"
Authorized version: "Now Peter sat without in the palace: and a damsel came unto him, saying, 'Thou also wast with Jesus of Galilee.' But he
denied before them all, saying, I know not what thou sayest."
New version: "Meanwhile Rocky was still sitting in the courtyard. A woman came up to him and said: 'Haven't I seen you with Jesus, the hero from
Galilee?" Rocky shook his head and said: 'I don't know what the hell
you're talking about!'"
1 Corinthians 7:1-2
KJV: "Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: [It is] good for a man not to touch a woman. Nevertheless, [to avoid] fornication,
let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband."
New version: "Some of you think the best way to cope with sex is for men and
women to keep right away from each other. That is more likely to lead to sexual offences. My advice is for everyone to have a regular partner."
1 Corinthians 7:8-7
KJV: "I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I. But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for
it is better to marry than to burn."
New version: "If you know you have strong needs, get yourself a partner. Better than being frustrated."
These are only a few examples of the changes made. How can
anyone say this is the word of God when it promotes the very opposite of what it
actually says. This is a travesty and fulfilling prophecy of those who cannot
listen to sound doctrine.