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:
Teaching on The Path of Truth - In Defense of ExtraBiblical Inspiration of God. We know that the Bible is what God has spoken, but is that all He has to give us? Some important questions to consider, along with some important points, leading to an exciting or threatening conclusion, depending on where you stand.
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.
Has anyone heard or known of a Biblical parable, particularly in the Gospels, which has created even nearly as much controversy and confusion as has this one of Lazarus and the rich man? There is good reason for it. The parable is not of God, but of clever, mischievous men. Herein we present the interpretation of yet another writer, who is among millions or perhaps billions of people taken in by the allegation that it is true and, moreover, that Jesus Christ Himself authored it. We identify some of the contradictions L. Ray Smith presents in his interpretation and defense of the story and address them.