Chinese – English
I have not wanted to be doctrinal, yet doctrine is important. True doctrine is fruit, coming from faith. When we give the fruit, people shy away, as if we call it the branch or the trunk. Yet if they were to eat the fruit, they would be nourished…. What are they looking for – nice words? Sympathy? “Compassion”?
– Victor Hafichuk (February 24, 2008)
Paul sent this e-mail to the editors of Despatch magazine: The following letter was written in reply to one complaining to us about our occasional use of The Message in our writings and letters. The woman complaining sent us a link to your site as support material for her argument, so I am forwarding our responses to you as constructive comments that could lead you to repentance from worshipping the Bible, particularly the King James Version.
Paul answers a lady named Betty who writes in and asks us if our "Beliefs has a name."
It is a strange thing, but common and true, that many worship the Bible rather than its Author. Men have chosen to adore the literal Word of God instead of the One of Whom it is recorded in the Gospel of John that He is the Word (God) made flesh. “If the Bible is the Word, and Jesus is the Word, then the Bible is Jesus,” goes the logic. The King James translation happens to have the most obsessive following of this sort. In this writing we answer the spurious arguments of one given over to this form of idolatry.