Yeah, I know.
It doesn’t make any difference to many of you. You’ll talk about how it’s not a Bible, it’s a paraphrase (even though it’s used as a Bible per se by millions). 360 more words
Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar. (Proverbs 30:5-6)
The Message, bluntly stated, seems written to make Christians less knowledgeable about the Word of God. While that may seem a strong comment, please consider what Eugene Peterson himself said about the actual Bible: 192 more words