By Jim Fletcher
“King James defends Bible from liberalism”
There was so much feedback about last week’s discussion of the King James Bible anniversary that it seems like a good idea to add some further thoughts about the KJV and other various translations before venturing into other subjects.
As mentioned previously, just one of the positive aspects of the KJV is that one doesn’t get commentary that is often coming from a leftwing bias. The KJV translators just let the text do their talking, unlike the geniuses who operate as Bible translation editorial boards today. One only needs to look at the old Interpreter’s Bible and gasp at the long list of liberals who wrote that insufferable commentary. By the way, if you want to torture yourself, crack the Interpreter’s Bible open and just attempt to get through a couple sections of commentary. It is the very definition of bad writing.
One of the things the Christian left has done in tampering with Scripture is forcing an environmentalist, “green” agenda into the Bible. It has effectively taken the discussion far beyond what the Bible intended regarding stewardship.
Many, many conservative Christians, by the way, emphasize careful stewardship of our environment, but that news rarely makes the news. It doesn’t fit the liberal agenda of a knuckle-dragging constituency on the right.
Also, notice what liberal policies have influenced in The Message, the popular version championed by the center-left. Eugene Peterson’s 10-million selling The Message Bible alters Scripture in the name of environmentalism. Click here to read more.