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Australian Independent Baptist Newsletter

Pastor and Mrs. BennettMap of Australia

February 2012

Dr. David C. Bennett, Editor (DCB)

PO Box 1241 Dubbo NSW 2830 AUSTRALIA

Phone/Fax 02-6884-2846


Permission is given to forward material contained in the AIB Newsletter.

Purpose: To inform and warn God's people of religious social, and political events in today's world.


Standing unashamedly for the King James Bible NEW BIBLE YANKS 'FATHER,' JESUS AS 'SON OF GOD' - ISLAM-SENSITIVE PROJECT IGNITES CONTROVERSY, ONLINE PETITION (Edited by DCB) There is money in publishing and that includes Bibles. However, there are some not just in it for the money but for what they would call evangelism. They need a Bible that will reach every person on every level.

There was the In da beginnin Big Daddy created da heaven an da earth Ebonics Bible, as well as the Apostles Log Star Trek English paraphrase Bible. Then there was the politically correct the New Oxford Annotated Bible that was produced in part by pro-gay and feminist scholars in order to set forth a more gay revisionist interpretation of Scripture.

However, the mishandling of the Word of God is not over for it hasnt reached its pinnacle of apostasy quite yet.  In the midst of this present translation controversy are the Wycliffe Bible Translators, the Summer Institute of Linguistics and Frontiers, all of which are producing Bible translations that remove or modify terms which they have deemed offensive to Muslims.  Wycliffe has been anything but conservative for years now BUT Muslim-friendly Bibles?

These too smart for their britches folk have removed any references to God as Father, to Jesus as the Son or the Son of God. One example of such a change can be seen in an Arabic version of the Gospel of Matthew produced and promoted by Frontiers and SIL. It changes Matthew 28:19 from this: baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit to this: cleanse them by water in the name of Allah, his Messiah and his Holy Spirit.

            According to Joshua Lingel of i2 Ministries, Even more dramatic a change is the Arabic and Bangla (Bangladesh) translations. In Arabic, Bible translations err by translating Father as Lord. Guardian. Most High and God. In Bangla, Son of God is mistranslated Messiah of God consistent with the Qurans Isa al-Masih (Jesus the Messiah), which references the merely human Jesus.

Fortunately there are many within the evangelical missions movement as well as many former Muslim converts and indigenous Christians from countries where these translations are being used, are indignant. After numerous appeals have been rejected, a petition has been launched to call for the end to the translations.

Not surprisingly the organizations that are promoting these translations are adamant that replacing such terms as Father with Lord or Master best conveys the inspired meaning of the text however, many of the indigenous Christian leaders from the countries where these translations are being promoted are broadly rejecting the translations.

Turkish pastor Fikret Böcek, says the new translations are, an all-American idea with absolutely no respect for the sacredness of Scripture, or even of the growing Turkish church.

Joshua Lingel of i2 Ministries says that these Wycliffe translations instead of demanding that Muslim readers change their understanding of God, these translations seem to convey that God must accommodate the religious prejudices of Muslims.

Lingel is also the co-editor of a new book, Chrislam: How Missionaries Are Promoting an Islamized Gospel, which represents the first major response against Muslim-sensitive translations as well as the larger movement often referred to as the Insider Movement or Chrislam.

            This was bound to happen for the floodgates were opened in 1881 when Westcott and Hort produced their Critical Greek New Testament. This web site provides a download that gives real insight into this Insider Movement. The download is twenty minutes and is worth your time to watch. PUSH TO MAKE SMACKING OF CHILDREN ILLEGAL 3 February, 2012 (Edited by DCB) What will society be like in 2050 when it is said SMACKING kids can be tantamount to child abuse and should be banned in Australia according to the nation's leading paediatricians. 

Professor Frank Oberklaid who is a paediatrician at Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospital, believes Australia was lagging behind other countries in outlawing smacking which, in some cases, could lead to abuse and even death.  

In a letter published in the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, Dr Chaney wrote: "We cannot keep going on with the argument that it was OK for our generation as children (or that of our parents) and 'it never did us any harm'. It is up to us as paediatricians to make the issue about children and their rights and advocate for their now and their future."

But there is a light in this dark tunnel for Professor of Psychology at the University of NSW, Mark Dadds, said most people were sensible and know a light, occasional smack done by a loving parent is not damaging and can effectively deter a child from a problem behaviour. Dadds went on to say that Many people find the idea of a government banning parents from using smacks to be an over-reaction.  

Here are some words from Matthew Henry on this matter. We have here two very sad considerations:--

1. That corruption is woven into our nature. Sin is  foolishness; it is contrary both to our right reason and to our true interest. It is in the heart; there is an inward inclination to sin, to speak and act foolishly. It is in the heart of children; they bring it into the world with them; it is what they were shapen and conceived in. It is not only found there, but it is bound there; it is annexed to the heart (so some); vicious dispositions cleave closely to the soul, are bound to it as the cion to the stock into which it is grafted, which quite alters the property. There is a knot tied between the soul and sin, a true lover's knot; they two became one flesh. It is true of ourselves, it is true of our children, whom we have begotten in our own likeness. O God! thou knowest this foolishness. 

2. That correction is necessary to the cure of it. It will not be got out by fair means and gentle methods; there must be strictness and severity, and that which will cause grief. Children need to be corrected, and kept under discipline, by their parents; and we all need to be corrected by our heavenly Father (Heb 12:6-7), and under the correction we must stroke down folly and kiss the rod.


Because of Calvary,

David C. Bennett, D. Min.


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