Comments: General Synod - detailed Church Times reports

The so called "Today's English Version" is NOT a translation, but a paraphrase. A forgery.

The Agenda behind putting "Bibles in every church" is obvious: the Integrism of heathen Hellenism, Egyptian Islam (Alexandria!) and 20th century American inerrantist Sects is to be introduced unawares into the Church.

Further, putting "Gender neutral language" into a collection of pre-Modern books (the pre-Modern World wasn't Gender Neutral, but Patriarchal - at best - often Hierarchical!) is a grave mistake leading into ERROR.

Example: it is important - I repeat - i m p o r t a n t, that huios; "Son", in Bible Greek means "the Heir", it does not refer to a n y child or children (though it m a y - under certain circumstances - refer to the eldest daughter; cf Martha in Luke 11, or Benazir Butto), contra Paul: We are all Christ's co-Heirs!

The Standard is Bog.

Posted by Göran Koch-Swahne at Friday, 29 February 2008 at 7:56am GMT

In many evangelicals churches in the U.S. they have replaced the book of common prayer with bibles. The prescribed Sunday readings are often substituted with themes, such as being faithful to God, following God at all cost, Giving you broken self to Christ etc...The services are often in a 10 page bulletin (which is a waste of paper and enviromentally unhealthy), or they're projected to the side of the altar or some other place in the santuary.

Encouraging bible reading without some instruction. As many of us know, you can't sit down and read a book that in parts was written 2800 years ago.

Posted by BobinSwPA at Friday, 29 February 2008 at 5:51pm GMT

No one would treat the Law book that same way ;=)

Posted by Göran Koch-Swahne at Friday, 29 February 2008 at 9:33pm GMT

Protestants believe that the bible is the Word of God.

Protestants believe that God speaks to us through the bible.

Protestants renounce priests and sychophants who purport to have the only legitimate interpretations of the bible and act as its gatekeeper.

Protestants believe that Jesus was ordained to be The High Priest who was able to avert God's wrath so that all of humanity could enter into an amicable relationship with God.

Protestants believe we can read the bible independently, come to understand God better, and enter into a relationship with God without any priestly intervention.

Those who purport otherwise should never endorse those who smuggle bibles into hostile lands. They are likely to end up in the hands and minds of citizens who have no access to a priest or their "correct" divine interpretations.

Posted by Cheryl Va. at Saturday, 1 March 2008 at 8:47am GMT

I wrote up my thoughts on that speech of Archbishop Williams here: Your critical feedback would be very welcome, as I am unpractised in discussing these topics.

Posted by Spirit of Vatican II at Saturday, 1 March 2008 at 11:26am GMT
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