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.
I have not wanted to be doctrinal, yet doctrine is important. True doctrine is fruit, coming from faith.
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.