State of the Bible 2012


The good news about the Good Book is that it's still the No. 1 seller of all time, with an estimated 6 billion copies sold.

The not-so-good news though, according to a new survey by The American Bible Society, is that it's lost a bit of its prominence in affecting people's lives.

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medicnh's analysis:
Somehow I get the feeling we already knew this to be true

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i heard....

I heard there is a new bible coming out. But it does not mention Jesus or angels... I thought how odd....
Nice work Medicnh.

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The Voice

is the name of the new Bible. said to be formatted like a screenplay or novel...

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hey firepig

Thanks... i was just passing by when I heard it.

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Revelation 22:19

I like what how the last Book in the Bible is the Book of Revelation and how the third verse from the end of Revelation 22:19 says "and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy. God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book." For me and my life I look at this and apply it to the ENTIRETY of God's Word. I think it's a pretty good perspective to have.

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Contributing writers for the "Voice"

I was given a copy of the "voice" new testament about a month ago.and immediately went to the list of people involved. There are many contributing writers, but right away I saw some familiar names.
Here are the three biggies that pose a serious problem......

Brian McLaren

Leonard Sweet

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Phyllis Tickle "The queen of the Great Emergence"

Just to name a few that are real problematic.
Of course, the title alone was enough to pique my interest...."The Voice"...? Really? Like , what voice are we talking about here? The one in the garden, that came from a serpent?
Yeah, I would say that is exactly "the voice" we hear in this so called translation of the bible.

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"...for one thing this thing

"...for one thing this thing is radically Jesus oriented, it takes the position 'he meant what he said' which is fairly radical" - Phyllis Tickle

So now taking Jesus at His word is radical?

"...so wherever it's going right now, there's every reason to rejoice that God is doing a new thing" - Phyllis Tickle

Ecclesiastes 1:8-10 (KJV) 8All things are full of labour; man cannot utter it: the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing.

9The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.

10Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us.

By the way I looked up monasticism and it's: a religious way of life characterized by the practice of renouncing worldly pursuits to fully devote one's self to spiritual work.
Sounds good right, but salvation is not by works, Salvation is by grace, thru faith in Christ Jesus. All false religions practice a 'Works' based salvation which is not another gospel, but a perversion of the gospel we have received.

Galatians 1:6-7 (KJV) 6 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:

7Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.

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