Friday, February 13, 2009

Modern Church Translation

From Modern Church Translation

Philipians 4: 4 and 5

4 Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again-rejoice!
5 Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Remember, the Lord is coming soon.

- New Living Translation

4 Always be full of joy in the knowledge of your church. I say it again - rejoice!
5 Let everyone see that you are in church every Sunday morning. Remember, the Lord is coming soon. What better place for him to find you than in an institution that you hold in such reverence that it has replaced him as your God?

- Modern Church Translation

Romans 8:28

28 And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.
- New Living Translation

28 And we know that God will give health, wealth, and prosperity to those who claim to love God and are called to be part of their pastor’s purpose.
- Modern Church Translation

John 3: 16 through 18

16 For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.
17 God did not send his Son into the world to condemn it, but to save it
18 There is no judgment awaiting those who trust him. But those who do not trust him have already been judged for not believing in the only Son of God.

- New Living Translation

16 For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who attends church will not perish but have eternal life
17 God did not send his Son into the world to condemn it. He knew churchgoers like nothing more than condemning the world for every sin they can find, so they would enthusiastically do that job without being asked.
18 There is no judgment awaiting those who attend church every Sunday. But those who do not attend have already been judged because if you don’t attend church there is no way you can be a Christian and it is a sure sign you have rejected God.

- Modern Church Translation

3 comments:

RJW said...

::snicker, snicker::

We might be BAD influences on each other. Stirring up CHRIST, not religiosity!

John Fincher said...
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John Fincher said...

It DOES make me appear quite cynical though, doesn't it? ;-)