Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Article: New Indian Bible Draws Fire over Hindu References

Here's an interesting piece of controversy - a Bible that contains comparisons to Hindu scripture and teachings. Here's the first line from the article:

A new Indian version of the Bible recently, published by the Catholic
Church, has run into controversy over its inclusion of verses from the
Bhagavad Gita, a form of Hindu chant, and references to the teachings of
Mahatma Gandhi.

Apparently the Bible sold out within 10 days and is going through a reprint.

Reading the comments was disturbing for me. There are those who actually see this as an effective outreach to the Indian population because it makes the Bible more acceptable.

I say it often: we're not responsible to make the Bible, or the Gospel, acceptable. That kind of mindset results in man-centered preaching that produces impressive numbers, but shallow faith.

This is just another result of the increasing disrespect for the true Word of God. When we lose sight of the truth, the lies look more and more appealing.

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