Monday, July 21, 2008

Sued Over The Bible?

So, this is old news, but I've been away on vacation and couldn't help but respond to the news article sent to me by a church member (thanks Crystal) documenting the attempt by Bradley LaShawn Fowler, an openly gay Michigan man, to sue Zondervan and Thomas Nelson because the Bible refers to homosexuals as sinners.

Actually, the case is against them because "their versions of the bible" contain that reference. Of course, the reference is not only in "their versions," but also in the original greek (which you can read here.). This is a translation from one language to another, not an opinion of what God should say. The confidence that we have in the Bible is tha it is the word of God, not the word of man. Obviously, any translation involves men doing all they can to extract the original meaning from the original context and communicate it effectively in a different language.

In this case, the translation is pretty straightforward. If Mr. Fowler is seeking a lawsuit, in this instance, it should be taken against God and the Apostle Paul.

You can read the entire article from here.
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