An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Two church denominations have rejected the practice of using words other than “Father” and “Son” when translating the Bible into languages in Muslim-dominated parts of the globe.
Ummm…I don’t care what country it is, you do NOT change the Bible to accommodate ANYONE!
The translations have altered references to God as “Father” and to Jesus as the “Son” or “the Son of God.” One example 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 “baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit” to “cleanse them by water in the name of Allah, his Messiah and his Holy Spirit.”
“Allah”??? HELLO????!!!!!! Using the name allah instead of ‘the Father’ is an insult!
Christians & Jewish martyrs say; “I will die for what I believe”.
A Muslim martyr says; “you will die for what I believe”….
A couple of tidbits:
There is absolutely no question that Allah was worshiped by the pagan Arabs as one of many polytheistic gods.
Allah was worshiped in the Kabah at Mecca before Muhammad was born. Muhammad merely proclaimed a god the Meccans were already familiar with. The pagan Arabs never accused Muhammad of preaching a different Allah than the one they already worshiped.
YWHW does not even remotely resemble allah, so why kowtow to a bunch of murderous, pedophile rapist, worshipers?
Biblical Missiology issued a petition stating that Wycliffe and the others “are producing Bibles that remove Father, Son and Son of God because these terms are offensive to Muslims.”
I don’t know who, or what, Wycliffe is, and honestly, I don’t want to know. Any organization that changes the Bible to suit some 7th centuries cult has NO business in the Bible business. Producing FALSE Bibles is an affront to every Christian in the world. Or, at least, it should be! If it is not, then someone needs to get their priorities in order. Placating muzzies is NOT a Christian priority!
The Presbyterians and Assembly of God are involved……where are the Baptists, the Catholics, and so many other denominations on the issue? Whether or not the missions of these other denominations use Wycliffe’s translation or not, they should ALL be expressing outrage at the placation of a cult that wants to murder them……us.