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Why You Should Be Cautious About The Message Bible (MSG)

Why You Should Be Cautious About The Message Bible (MSG)

Aug 3, 2014

It’s important you know what your reading when referring to the Word of God. There are many different bibles, that have been translated for people’s own interpretation. A lot of these have come out not too long ago. They come under the premise that they want to help believers, but their actual purpose, knowingly or not, is to confuse the body of Christ and keep the true Word of God hidden from us.

The Message Bible was made by a man in the 1990’s. His name was Eugene Peterson. He first translated the New Testament, then funded by his publisher he translated the Old Testament. From these translations the Message Bible was created. This is what Eugene Peterson has stated in regards to why he created it:

“While I was teaching a class on Galatians, I began to realize that the adults in my class weren’t feeling the vitality and directness that I sensed as I read and studied the New Testament in its original Greek. Writing straight from the original text, I began to attempt to bring into English the rhythms and idioms of the original language. I knew that the early readers of the New Testament were captured and engaged by these writings and I wanted my congregation to be impacted in the same way. I hoped to bring the New Testament to life for two different types of people: those who hadn’t read the Bible because it seemed too distant and irrelevant and those who had read the Bible so much that it had become ‘old hat.‘”

Understand he never even gave credit to the Holy Spirit guiding him in doing this feat. He translated the Bible into what he interpreted it to mean. By doing this allowing others to read the bible like him. To be steered through his thoughts. Just by this fact alone, a believer should be very wary and cautious.

We believe the Word of God to be written by man, inspired by the Holy Spirit. We believe when The Lord had the King James Version translated it was translated by the Holy Spirit. The last chapter in the Bible, Revelations 22:18 clearly tells us to not add or take away anything from the Word of God.

It’s clear that Eugene Paterson should not have done this. It’s now a Bible that people read as if it was the Word of God. Nobody was informed on it’s history. They just accepted it because it was labeled as a Christian bible. This bible that was not inspired by the Holy Spirit, but inspired by man. A man who came to feel he could fix people’s acceptance of God’s Word by explaining the Message he received from it.

What if Eugene had it wrong? What if he was actually a Freemason? What if he had ulterior motives? This article is not to say that he did or didn’t, this article is to explain where the Message Bible comes from. From there the decision on it’s authenticity as the Word of God should be clear.

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13 comments

  1. Some one told me that. So I compared king James to another bible your reading something totally different. so I thank God that I stuck with the King James it’s a Holy Bible which makes the world of difference so praise God for your boldness to tell people because it’s the only thing that’s going to set them free God bless

  2. L. Butler /

    There are many versions of the bible published by Zondervan who also publishes the satanic bible. We definitely need discernment today. I get so annoyed that i often hear speakers on so-called Christian radio quote from the message bible, C.S. lewis and many other heretics.

    • Yes it’s quite irritating

      • Barbara LeFevre /

        Mr. Charles~ Thank you for warning about false teachers and false bibles. It is very much needed today. It would be helpful, though, if you gave examples from “The Message” so that we would know, specifically, what doctrines are false and why we should be cautious. I know some of them from other sites, but they would be a welcome addition to your article.

  3. Luis Garcia /

    How can we know which Bible is the original one written by the apostles?

  4. michael /

    I feel the same way about these new bibles. I have found though a better word in the cepher. The company speaks out openly against miss interpretation. An against freemasons and a cult practice. The founders are rooted in the study of ancient greek and hebrew writings and the meaning of the words. Scripture was written in greek and hebrew because in those two languages every word had only one meaning or interpretation. so I am glad the is a discussion on this topic. The people of this company that produce the cepher are also dedicated to the deeper meaning of the old feast days. Like passover, which Jesus died on and first fruits day in the spring which Jesus rose from the dead on. An not on easter. He (Jesus or Yeshua name in hebrew) paul say is the first of the new man. That is one reason he (Jesus) rose on first fruits day. I thought that was awesome that the Hoy Spirit showed me that. Praise YHWH and Yeshua

  5. Hanna /

    Hello, I have began watching your YouTube series. I would love to begin reading the Bible, what version should I go to? I don’t want to be mislead, thank you for all of your time.

    • I have found the Cepher bible the best. It puts back the books read by the apostles and Yahshua. May YAHSHUA lead you by his spirit of truth. Ask for guidance.

  6. Ryan Stevens-Moore /

    I have been reading your site and watching your YouTube videos, and I noticed you have similar beliefs that a Jehovah witness believes. I want to know what you think about Jehovah witnesses and what they believe.

    • I hold no similarity in my beliefs with Jehovah Witnesses other than not celebrating pagan holidays. I believe Jehovah Witness doctrine to not be biblical and a doctrine of man not God.

    • Jw bible is constantly changing for the lies. Try to learn the best you can about Yahuahs high holydays in Scripture

  7. I would like to know a good Bible that is closest to the original Hebrew text. Are there any that actually use the titles and names Yahshua, Elohim, Adon ?

  8. Yocasta Woodside /

    What about the New King James Version?

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