Revision of Bibles appears to be a way that people are able to find satisfaction in religion. It seems to allow different viewpoints of the Bible to become apparent from all walks of life. The Gay Bible demonstrates this. However, this is wrong. Revision lets people say what they want to say instead of what it started out as. Rewriting scriptures is making it into a person’s image to how he or she likes it (qtd. in Vidimos). It cannot be looped with paraphrasing and didactic or literal translations because these focus on keeping the original thought. The Message Bible is a paraphrase that has helped many to understand Christ better. Its intent is to be compared side by side with the Bible and embellish it.
Rewriting the Bible undermines its original intended meaning. With each revision, the meaning that b...
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...s distorted by authors who are not qualified in writing it and the chance for a soul to be transformed by the Word of God is lost. There are many works out there that misrepresent the image of God and His word. People take it and mold it into what they want it to be, and what they need to hear. There must be an understanding of the importance of God’s word. In order to preserve the Bible for future generations, the Bible must stay intact in its original form, translated rather than rewritten.
"Gay revision of the Bible to go on sale." Dead Serious News. N.p., 21 Apr 2010. Web. 28 Sep. 2011.
Richer, Shawna. "Rewriting the Bible: U.S. Conservatives want less liberal bias, more hell." Globe and Mail. N.p., 10 Oct 2009. Web. 28 Sep. 2011.
Vidimos, Robin. "Rewriting the Bible: a heretic's handbook." Denver Post. N.p., 15 Feb 2004. Web. 28 Sep. 2011.
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