The Message vs. The Bible

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While the Message can be interesting read it is no study bible by any stretch of the imagination.
 

Trishcuit

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Nov 6, 2008
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Yes it seems that in the Message they lost more in translation than just the beauty and majesty of the words. In trying to create an 'Everyman's ' sort of bible they have spread themselves a bit thin.
 
Sep 20, 2008
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It is not good to tinker with God's Word when you are creating a new translation. I would expect nothing less than a team of reformed God fearing scholars to be working together on a translation, not just an editor. New age is mixing and blending and is the emerging church. From the Message to Schack heresies, the erosion is rapidly multiplying from the Best-seller shelves. The best way to expose it is to compare it side-by-side with a literal translation, as they did. Scary, they made that comparison due to concern in 1993, since then the book has gained unbelievable popularity. We need God's Word, not best-sellers. God bless, hope you are all savoring the season.
 
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It is not good to tinker with God's Word when you are creating a new translation. I would expect nothing less than a team of reformed God fearing scholars to be working together on a translation, not just an editor. New age is mixing and blending and is the emerging church. From the Message to Schack heresies, the erosion is rapidly multiplying from the Best-seller shelves. The best way to expose it is to compare it side-by-side with a literal translation, as they did. Scary, they made that comparison due to concern in 1993, since then the book has gained unbelievable popularity. We need God's Word, not best-sellers. God bless, hope you are all savoring the season.

Amen! Yes my friend, I am enjoying this time of the year but I must say it is something I do all year long. Celebrate daily the birth, death, burial and resurrection of our Lord. My wife and I went out shopping today and over did by spending a whopping $21 dollars and most of it was for flowers for my mother in laws grave. We do that at Christmas, Mothers day and late summer.