The Message


The Bible in Contemporary Language, Peterson,Eugene H.

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2005, Navpress, Colorado, USA, 1727 pages. Large paperback printed on India (Bible) paper.

See pages 21 and 22 in the May 1, 2008 edition of The Watchtower -‘THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language says at 1 Corinthians 6:9,10: “Don’t you realize that this is not the way to live? Unjust people who don’t care about God will not be joining in his kingdom. Those who use and abuse each other, use and abuse sex, use and abuse the earth and everything in it, don’t qualify as citizens in God’s kingdom.” … Notice that the details outlined by the apostle Paul on exactly what kind of conduct we should avoid are not even mentioned in the free translation.’

Useful for comparison and when used by those we meet in the ministry. The colourful expressions are also helpful in conveying emotions. For example, James 2:19-20: “Do I hear you professing to believe in the one and only God, but then observe you complacently sitting back as if you had done something wonderful? That’s just great. Demons do that, but what good does it do them? Use your heads! Do you suppose for a minute that you can cut faith and works in two and not end up with a corpse on your hands?”

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