Monday, February 17, 2014

NLT and the Message Promote "Equality" in Marriage




I saw an article that someone posted about marriage that said this:

They may quote Scripture and sound super-spiritual, but behind the façade of husbandly authority is deep insecurity and pride that can morph into spiritual abuse. First Peter 3:7 commands husbands to treat their wives as equals.

In what universe does 1 Peter 3:7 teach that?! Here is what the verse actually says:

"Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered." - 1 Peter 3:7 (KJV)

There is nothing in that verse about treating your wife as an equal. The Bible is clear the husband is the head of the wife, and that the wife should be in subjection to her husband. At first I thought that whoever wrote the article was a brazen liar. Then I realized that modern Bible perversions have changed this verse to support modern ideas about 50/50 marriage.
"The same goes for you husbands: Be good husbands to your wives. Honor them, delight in them. As women they lack some of your advantages. But in the new life of God’s grace, you’re equals. Treat your wives, then, as equals so your prayers don’t run aground." - 1 Peter 3:7 The Message

"In the same way, you husbands must give honor to your wives. Treat your wife with understanding as you live together. She may be weaker than you are, but she is your equal partner in God’s gift of new life. Treat her as you should so your prayers will not be hindered." - 1 Peter 3:7 NLT

Notice how these new versions are not just translating what the Bible says. They are inserting their own modernistic views including queer-sounding words like "partner" and popular buzzwords like "equality." Not only that, but look how the Message butchers 1 Peter 3:6 to further promote a feminist agenda:
"Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement." - 1 Peter 3:6 KJV

"Sarah, for instance, taking care of Abraham, would address him as “my dear husband.” You’ll be true daughters of Sarah if you do the same, unanxious and unintimidated." - 1 Peter 3:6 The Message

The goal of these new Bible versions is not to make the Bible "easier to understand." It is to change what the Bible says. Not only do the modern Bibles pervert the doctrines of Christ, they also attack traditional marriage values. To find out more about the agenda behind the new versions, check out the new documentary New World Order Bible Versions.

8 comments:

marc wright said...

Pastor Anderson....is KJV the only real bible?

Green said...

There are accurate versions of the Bible in other languages too. The issue is that more modern versions of the Bible attempt to change the meaning of verses to fit a particular theological, political or cultural viewpoint. People who tend to use modern translations also have a habit of choosing a translated version of the Bible that matches their personal viewpoints.

Green said...

There are accurate versions of the Bible in other languages too. The issue is that more modern versions of the Bible attempt to change the meaning of verses to fit a particular theological, political or cultural viewpoint. People who tend to use modern translations also have a habit of choosing a translated version of the Bible that matches their personal viewpoints.

Cristen Olsen said...

Either way the Bible was written by a man and is an interpretation. God did not write the Bible. The Bible was written by a man, in the distant past, during a time when equality had not been learned or promoted. It is your choice to focus on being a sexist & a racist. Your choice. The wrong choice. And God is watching you. Change your ways before you regret it at the end of your life. Otherwise Hell is waiting for you.

Anonymous said...

Pastor Anderson we have a daughter who is wanting to find her husband but just not any in our tiny church. She is very shy and has never even been on a date before. She is 20 and we want her to find someone with right teaching. We were hoping there may be some young men in your church who are looking to find a wife. If so we can mail you our address and her name and if you have any one interested in writing her they can.

sanderson1611 said...

Hi Anonymous,

Yes, we actually have a lot of single guys in that age group in our church.

Anonymous said...

Thank you pastor we will be sending you her name and addresses.

Anonymous said...

Pastor Anderson in regard to the letter we sent you about my daughter seeking to find a husband. We may live a distance away from Arizona, however some of my family is moving to Arizona real soon. I am hoping they join your church when they get settled in. I also want to congratulate you on your new baby he sure cute.