09 October 2008

Fake Translation of the Week--Deuteronomy 13:4

(Real Translation Here)

In this day and age where the Emerging Church Movement is growing, people are flocking to the ear-tickling voices of men like Joel Osteen and TD Jakes, and men like Mark Driscoll are letting vulgarities fly from what was once considered a sacred place (the pulpit). This time in history where you are laughed at, disowned, ridiculed, and ostracized for standing on the truth of Scripture--by those who call themselves the church--it seems only fitting to re-translate a certain passage of Scripture.

(Altered text in bold italics)

Deuteronomy 13:4 (Emerging Translation)--You shall walk after whatever you think the LORD your God is, and fear those who build their own ideas of Him out of thin air, and keep removing His commandments from your Bible, and obey those who claim to speak with His voice and listen only to your own wants and desires; you shall serve yourself and hold fast to your own ideas about what sin is.

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