Have you seen the new Kanye West bible? I am not sure who Kanye West is, but I am pretty sure I would not be a fan.
How about the Queen James bible?
The Bible has been written and rewritten over thousands of years in various translations, but the bottom line has been remarkably similar. There have been some differences in interpretation, like the Sixth Commandment, but not many. In the Tanach, the Hebrew version of the Old Testament, the Sixth Commandment said not to murder. The King James Bible translated the key word of the Sixth Commandment as kill, rather than murder. There is a difference in the two words and murder is the more accurate translation.
Throughout history and its various translations of the Bible, God has remained God; and Lord has remained Lord.
The “Creators” of the coffee-table book explain their reasoning:
“What if the Bible, the most singularly significant publication in the ancient canon of Western tradition, were updated to reflect our modern society? What would it look like? What we came up with was an interventionist art, coffee-table novelty, that will appeal to both Kanye fans everywhere and those made curious by this enormous cultural phenomenon.”
So some liberal college kids who may or may not be Christians (they do not see that as relevant) have decided to update what God really meant to say.
Then there is the big push for biblical gayness as various groups paint Jesus and his disciples as a group of gay guys. Even the Church is participating as more than a few preachers teach the flocks that it was really all right with God to rewrite marriage law, He would probably be fond of the concept; and we can only wonder why He didn’t think of it to begin with.
Enter the The Queen James bible. According to the Daily Mail:
The “Queen James Bible” that has recently been released purports to be based on the King James Bible version and is being touted as the “first-ever gay Bible in the world.
Imagine that, a Bible based on the King James Version that just deletes the parts the writers do not like.
Here is a quote from the editors:
“Homosexuality was not overtly mentioned in the Bible until 1946 in the Revised Standard Version. There is no mention of or reference to homosexuality in any Bible prior to this – only interpretations have been made,” according to the book’s editors.
Really? Can you tell a bigger lie? I guess they are ignoring the Original version in Hebrew and virtually all translations unless they believe this does not describe the lifestyle:
“If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.” Leviticus 20:13 King James Version
For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; 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. Revelation 22:18-19