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That's Not What My
By Steve Higginbotham
June 25, 2004
For a number of years, I've
heard warnings of a time when man-made doctrines would escape the
confines of a creed book and would eventually find their way into
the biblical text itself. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that
a new translation of the Bible has just been published which
caters to homosexuals and lesbians.
This new Bible, called "The ONE
Translation," is being promoted by the archbishop of Canterbury
and is said by him to be a book of "extraordinary power," though
he admits many would be startled by its contents. The
organization that produced this new translation says they are
dedicated to "challenging
oppression, injustice, exclusion and discrimination as well as
accepting one another, valuing their diversity and experience."
For instance, 1 Corinthians 7:1-2
tells every man to have his own wife and every woman to have her
own husband. However, this new "Bible" states that everyone is to
have "a regular partner." You get the idea. You see the
But now here's my point. Changing
what the Bible actually says, and twisting God's words into a more
politically correct reading, does not change the truth of God's
word. Remember it was Jesus who said, "He who rejects Me, and
does not receive My words, has that which judges him; the word
that I have spoken will judge him in the last day" (John 12:48).
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