Are transliterations wrong? Did Peterson compose The Message with a New Age agenda, purposely perverting the Scriptures to support paganism? What does God think and what does He reveal to us through the mind of Christ? How are we, in His sight, to view and use the Bible? These important matters are discussed in these letters, along with addressing the particular spirits and attitudes of our correspondents. It is ever about our attitude and brokenness towards the Lord; it is not about having a perfect Bible or even perfect understanding of it:
"What if I could prophesy and understand all secrets and all knowledge? And what if I had faith that moved mountains? I would be nothing, unless I loved others" (1 Corinthians 13:2 CEV) .
This woman got the ball rolling, condemning us for our occasional use of The Message:
This woman has an article on her website (www.crossroad.to), which Debra and others use to support their condemnation of The Message:
The editors of the magazine that posted Berit’s article, in whom we deal with two beasts in human form:
It has been the inclination of man, even before the Fall, to choose worship of anything other than Jesus Christ, the Only One worthy.
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.
There are those who believe only in the King James Version of the Bible. They declare that all other versions are corrupt or fall short in some way. Many of these declare that the KJV is perfect to the letter, without error. Such a notion is the result of nothing more than religiosity, ignorance, and pride. This writing will show that those who so revere the KJV as being the perfect Word of God are in idolatry of the Bible, offending in the Second Commandment, and therefore, as James declares, all the Commandments.