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CONTENDING FOR THE FAITH



New Bible yanks ‘Father,’ Jesus as ‘Son of God’


WND.com reports: “In the world of questionable and sometimes downright silly Bible translations, one would think that it couldn’t get any worse.

After all, we’ve seen the ‘In da beginnin’ Big Daddy created da heaven an’ da earth’ Ebonics Bible, as well as the ‘Apostle’s Log’ Star Trek English paraphrase Bible. In a more serious effort, the New Oxford Annotated Bible was created in part by pro-’gay’ and feminist scholars in order to set forth a more ‘gay’ revisionist interpretation of Scripture.

But now there is a major controversy developing as the latest altered Bibles are being created by organizations that most would think of as being more conservative and reasonable. At the forefront of the controversy are the Wycliffe Bible Translators, the Summer Institute of Linguistics and Frontiers, all of which are producing Bible translations that remove or modify terms which they have deemed offensive to Muslims.

That’s right: Muslim-friendly Bibles.

Included in the controversial development is the removal of any references to God as ‘Father,’ to Jesus as the ‘Son’ or ‘the Son of God.’ One example of such a change can be seen in an Arabic version of the Gospel of Matthew produced and promoted by Frontiers and SIL. It changes Matthew 28:19 from this:

‘baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit’

to this:

‘cleanse them by water in the name of Allah, his Messiah and his Holy Spirit.’…” (This news portrays the greatest blasphemy of God’s Word ever. Please read the following verses in God’s true and Holy Word: Matthew 16:15 – 18; II Peter 2:1 – 3, I Timothy 4:1, 2; I John 2:22. For more information order my new video “The Betrayal of Christianity: Ravenous Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing.”)


U.S. missionaries killed at Mexico home near Monterrey


BBC News reports: “An American missionary couple have been slain in their home near the northern Mexico city of Monterrey.

John and Wanda Casias, who ran the First Fundamentalist Independent Baptist Church in the town of Santiago, were found dead by their son.

According to family’s website, the couple had moved from Texas to the Monterrey area in 1983.

It is the second killing in a year near the Mexican border region involving American missionaries.

In January 2011, Nancy Davis, 59, was killed after an attack at an illegal roadblock in one of the country’s most violent areas.

Davis and her husband Sam, had been involved in missionary work in Mexico for 30 years…” (Persecution of Christians is at an unbelievable rate presently. Tens of thousands are being slaughtered in Islamic nations simply because they are believers and lovers of the one and only Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ. See II Timothy 3:13; II Timothy 1:14; I Timothy 6:12; John 15:18 – 20; Revelation 6:9; 20:4; Revelation 2:10 – study the verses in this order. See also the next two reports.)


More churches attacked in Nigeria violence


ChristianToday.com reports: “Two churches and a security checkpoint were attacked in Nigeria as President Goodluck Jonathan visited the country’s second-largest city, following the wave of Islamic extremist attacks that has left more than 150 people dead in Kano City.

The latest attacks came in the neighboring state of Bauchi, the state police commissioner said in a statement. At least 11 people, including police and army personnel, were killed in the checkpoint attack, the commissioner has reported, although no casualties have been reported from the church attacks.

President Jonathan visited numerous bomb sites in Kano City, as well as the local hospital to see victims and their families to offer his condolences and words of comfort.

The terror attacks by Islamic group Boko Haram hit eight separate sites and have devastated the local communities, resulting in a curfew being put in place between 7pm to 6am in the region…”


Church in Nigeria ‘being eliminated’


ChristianToday.com reports: “The Church of England’s ruling body called this week on the Government to ‘do all it can’ to support the protection of religious minorities in Nigeria.

In an address to General Synod, the Bishop of Durham the Rt Rev Justin Welby said violence in Nigeria had become ‘pervasive’.

‘[We are here] to consider the fate of a church that in the north of Nigeria is systematically, deliberately and progressively being eliminated,’ he said.

While he acknowledged that some attacks were being committed against Muslims, he said the ‘vast majority’ of the violence was being directed at Christians.

Nigeria is split roughly between a largely Muslim north and predominantly Christian south. Churches and Christian communities in the north have come under increasing attack from Islamic militant group Boko Haram…”



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