Keep The Gospel Pure

In teaching the Gospel Paul the Apostle warned the Galatians “If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.”  The question is how many ways could “any other gospel” be preached.  I have an opinion.  The 23rd Psalms is one of the most poetically beautiful and inspirational scriptures of ALL scriptures as written in the King James version of the Bible.  The New English version, however, alters the words, supposedly to bring them down to a human level.  For example:  “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want,” has become “The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.”  “He restoreth my soul,” has become; “he refreshes my soul.”  And the most dissapointing; “Yea thou I walk through the valley of the shadow of death…” has become; “Even though I walk through the darkest valley…”  Why?  Why would we take the beautiful counsel as written in the language of deity which stirs the soul and change it to common human terms thus reducing to plain, flatline words.  Why we would we not hope to elevate man closer to God rather than lower God to humanistic form?  The departure of Gospel teachings away from the language of Diety is, in my opinion, a form of debasement and desecration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and does exactly what the Apostle Paul warned against.

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