American author, biblical scholar and pastor Eugene Peterson died Monday, October 22, at 85 years old.About one week ago it was announced that Peterson was admitted into hospice care due to his declining health. The Message writer’s son, Eric, made an announcement via email to the family’s friends and loved ones to inform them of the move. In the email, Eric explained that Peterson was admitted into the hospital for his declining health which “took a sudden and dramatic turn” in the wrong direction caused by an infection. Peterson was suffering from heart failure and dementia and according to his son, both were “advanced and progressing.”Peterson was a well-respected member of the Presbyterian Church, biblical scholar and author of over 30 books. Relevant Magazine even called Peterson “one of the most recognized Bible scholars in America.”The pastor was most famously known for the writing of his contemporary translation of the Bible, The Message. Peterson is also known for founding Maryland’s Christ Our King Presbyterian Church where he was the pastor for nearly 30 years before he retired in 1991.
But here on this mountain, God-of-the-Angel-Armies will throw a feast for all the people of the world,A feast of the finest foods, a feast with vintage wines, a feast of seven courses, a feast lavish with gourmet desserts.And here on this mountain, God will banish the pall of doom hanging over all peoples,The shadow of doom darkening all nations. (Is. 25:6-7, MSG)
THat bible version is a very easy read but worthless when it comes to bible study. In fact I think it undermines the thought and intent of the message of the bible.i.e. John 3:16Kjv16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.Message bible“This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life.See the variance at the end?John 1:12-13 KJV12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.Message bibleBut whoever did want him, who believed he was who he claimed and would do what he said,He made to be their true selves, their child-of-God selves.These are the God-begotten, not blood-begotten, not flesh-begotten, not sex-begotten.Do you see the variance? 'true selves' , ' God'begotten'
I don’t want to argue too hard because any reasonably intelligent person knows the message is just a paraphrase. That means you can take it or leave it. The true self of a born again person is a child of God. That is their true identity. God-begotten simply means born of God. Sure the words differ because that’s what paraphrases do. If it’s not helpful to you just ignore it.
God-begotten simply means born of God.
I would not regard the message as a paraphrase as it takes away things such as the deity of the lord Jesus Romans 13 May the God of green hope fill you up with joy, fill you up with peace, so that your believing lives, filled with the life-giving energy of the Holy Spirit, will brim over with hope!What weird mistranslation is this it actually peverts the text This website deals with all the new age phrases that are in the message so called translation http://www.inplainsite.org/html/new_age_and_the_message.html
Dom the passage you mention is in Rom 15 not 13 and you have to look at the preceding verse to understand why he used the term green hope. Like I said the MSG may be helpful to some; if it is not for you then leave it alone, or write your own paraphrase.
Did you look at the link it is not a paraphrase it completly ignored the Greek and uses new age phraseology such as in the lord's prayer What Kind of Message is The Message?Berit Kjos [www.crossroad.to]The Message DELETES the reference to God's holy name, ADDS requests not voiced by Jesus, and changes the meaning of other verses. Follow the link and learn more about the phrase, "As above, so below." [Below]Matthew 6:9-13 "Our Father in heaven,Hallowed be Your name.Your kingdom come.Your will be doneOn earth as it is in heaven.Give us this day our ādaily bread.And forgive us our debts,As we forgive our debtors.And do not lead us into temptation,But deliver us from the evil one.For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever.The Message:"Our Father in heaven, Reveal who you are.Set the world right;Do what's best -As above, so below.Keep us alive with three square meals.Keep us forgiven with you and forgiving others.Keep us safe from ourselves and the Devil.You're in charge!Or in one passage adds horoscopes Adds Horoscope, As If This Timeless Tool Of Occultism Is Similar To A Telescope. Colossians 2:10: "...and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority."The Message: "You don't need a telescope, a microscope, or a horoscope to realize the fullness of Christ, and the emptiness of the universe without him..." (Emphasis added)Follow the link the new age and the messagehttp://www.inplainsite.org/html/new_age_and_the_message.html
Watch out for people who try to dazzle you with big words and intellectual double-talk. They want to drag you off into endless arguments that never amount to anything. They spread their ideas through the empty traditions of human beings and the empty superstitions of spirit beings. But that’s not the way of Christ. Everything of God gets expressed in him, so you can see and hear him clearly. You don’t need a telescope, a microscope, or a horoscope to realize the fullness of Christ, and the emptiness of the universe without him. When you come to him, that fullness comes together for you, too. His power extends over everything.Colossians 2:8 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage?search=Colossians%202:8&version=MSGIn context. It’s important. Sounds good to me. Note he is saying you DONT NEED horoscopes. Don’t you agree?
You still don't get it the new world translation misses out passages because the Jehovah's witnesses specifically made that translation such as putting a God in John 1 where a god does not exist The Mess calls Jesus “Master” over 400 times and the unique New Age phrase “Master Jesus” appears 76 times! The only other Bible I found “Master Jesus” in was the New Age Bible titled The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus Christ!Read more: http://rapturewatch.boards.net/thread/3166/message-new-age-perversion-bible#ixzz5YWDpiBU7The message I class in the same realm as that translation as it refers to Jesus as master following the line of the new age thinking of ascended masters it is a new age translation In context he does not even reference the Greek , you cannot