Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Revisionist Christianity

The Archbishop of Canterbury has approved a rewriting of the Bible entitled "Good as New." It is supposed to make the Bible more acceptable by "irreligious" people. It seems that St Paul has taken many of the revisions.
In Corinthians, Paul says, "It is well for a man not to touch a woman. But because of the temptation to immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband." Well, that's just too old-fashioned for today's enlightened generation. Now the words being put in St Paul's mouth are, "Some of you think the best way to cope with sex is for men and women to keep right away from each other. That is more likely to lead to sexual offences. My advice is for everyone to have a regular partner."
Why is society so desperate to distance itself from individual responsibility? Now we are seeing a form of Christianity in which sin does not exist. It does exist, there is a hell and satan is not some guy in red with a pitchfork.
Many of us just shrug and think that it is just a fad that will pass and continue on with our lives. It's not a fad, we have to be sure in our faith and not be afraid to express them. We must make sure that the Church does not become some quaint thing that we used to believe in.

Added to the Beltway Traffic Jam on Outside the Beltway.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

wow, i didn't know that people could even do that? as in, make a new version of the bible?? its crazy