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“American Patriot’s Bible” Draws Strong Criticism


The newest American Bible appears to have its critics. What say you?

Ethics Daily:

Christian publishing giant Thomas Nelson has released a new Bible with nationalistic facts, quotations and pictures scattered throughout scriptures. Called The American Patriot’s Bible, it was edited by Richard G. Lee, a former president of the Pastors’ Conference of the Southern Baptist Convention.

“Within this special edition of The American Patriot’s Bible, you will find a great volume of both information and inspiration revealing the ‘strong cord’ of the Bible’s influence that runs through the colorful fabric of our nation’s past and present,” Lee wrote in a promotion for the publication.

“Joining with the sacred text are stories of American heroes, quotations from many of America’s greatest thinkers and beautiful illustrations that present the rich heritage and tremendous future of our nation. If you love America and the Scriptures, you will treasure this Bible.”

However, The American Patriot’s Bible is not without its critics, who charge that the publication promotes idolatry…

“It is hard to imagine anything that should be more offensive to people who revere God than for anyone to bolster their idolatrous nationalist mythology by appending it to the text of divine revelation,” Bruce Prescott told EthicsDaily.com in an email.

“It would have been much wiser for the publishers of the Patriot Bible to have read and heeded the warning at the conclusion of John’s Apocalypse: ‘I testify to everyone who hears the words of prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues which are written in this book,’” said Prescott, executive director of Mainstream Oklahoma Baptist.

Greg Boyd, author of The Myth of a Christian Nation, also criticized the publication as “one of the most disturbing things I’ve ever witnessed coming from a Christian publishing house.” In particular, Boyd objects to the mixing of nationalist war images with the Gospels.

“Most remarkably, each Gospel (The Good News of Jesus Christ!) opens with a picture that includes soldiers struggling to raise a flag under the words ‘In God We Trust,'” noted Boyd, senior pastor of Woodland Hills Church in St. Paul, Minn. “When you consider the uniform and emphatic teaching of Christ and the New Testament authors that followers of Jesus are called to love and do good to our enemies, laying down our lives for them if necessary, this overt celebration of America’s violent victories over our national enemies is absolutely stunning.”

Promotional materials for The American Patriot’s Bible claim “stories of American heroes” are included with patriotic images, commentary and quotations throughout the pages of this edition of the New King James Version Bible. Another assertion offered is that the publication “intersects the teachings of the Bible with the history of the United States while applying it to today’s culture. (more here)

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My immediate thought at reading this was of the Scofield bible (see C. I. Scofield and His Reference Bible). I don’t like bibles which include the writers interpretation of scripture, which Scofield’s did. In the case of his bible, we had an entire ‘different’ form of theology (and eschatology) born from it.

I guess the reason his bible came to mind was this also, could cause readers to see the word in a different light. To be frank I find it weird…

I’ll just stick with my old beat up TC reference Bible.

Quote from the website of Thomas Nelson publishing:

The American Patriot’s Bible, NKJV
The Word of God and the Shaping of America

THE ONE BIBLE THAT SHOWS HOW ‘A LIGHT FROM ABOVE’ SHAPED OUR NATION.

Never has a version of the Bible targeted the spiritual needs of those who love our country more than The American Patriot’s Bible. This extremely unique Bible shows how the history of the United States connects the people and events of the Bible to our lives in a modern world. The story of the United States is wonderfully woven into the teachings of the Bible and includes a beautiful full-color family record section, memorable images from our nation’s history and hundreds of enlightening articles which complement the New King James Version Bible text.

27 comments on ““American Patriot’s Bible” Draws Strong Criticism

  1. I had to go searching for what exactly is in this bible… (i couldn’t rest until i did) ahaha…

    Here are a few things of interest:

    * -The American Patriot’s Bible consists of hundreds of commentaries on various patriotic themes, ranging in length from one sentence to four pages, inserted at various points throughout the New King James Version of the Bible.

    * – The central assumption that undergirds the Patriot’s Bible is that America is, in a unique sense, a nation established, governed, blessed and protected by God. Throughout the Patriot’s Bible, but especially in the Old Testament, an explicit parallel is drawn between Israel and America.

    For example, George Washington is exalted as the “American Moses,” about whom the commentators wonder; “[h]ow…is it possible for so much greatness to be embodied in one man?” Similarly, as God brought the Israelites out of oppression and led them into the promised land, so God led the brave pioneers of America out of their oppression and brought them to their promised land. As God fought on the side of the Israelites to ensure victory over their foes, so God’s providential hand was at work in all of America’s military victories. And just as God used the children of Abraham to bless the whole world, so God has used, and wants to continue to use, America to bless the entire world by bringing it freedom.

    * – It is scripture wrapped around a “manifest destiny” doctrine

    * – The Patriot’s Bible is saturated with a nationalistic mindset.

    To give but one illustration, on the basis of Paul’s encouragement for Christians to be “rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith” (Col. 2:7), the contributors to the Patriot’s Bible offer a review of John Quincy Adam’s claim that the Fourth of July is “the most joyous and most venerated” holiday after Christmas, claiming that the two are “indissolubly linked.” The Declaration of Independence, we are told, “first organized the social compact on the foundation of the Redeemer’s mission upon earth” and thereby “gave to the world the first irrevocable pledge of the fulfillment of the prophecies announced …at the birth of the Savior…” (p. 1352).

    Now, one might legitimately wonder what possible connection exists between Paul’s admonition to be “rooted and built up in [Christ],” on the one hand, and this patriotic quote from John Quincy Adam, on the other. There is none, and this is sadly typical of the commentaries in the Patriot’s Bible. One might also legitimately wonder how the Fourth of July beat out Easter for the second most joyous and venerated (Christian) holiday.

    The above was taken from part 1 of a review at Christianity Today.

    If anyone has a copy or ordered a copy, i’d be interested in your thoughts…

    • Matt, that was a great post, and i have to admit when you see it spelled out its so ridiculous its funny. 🙂

      Hope its ok, i’d like to post just a few:

      quote..

      The only Christian nation is the Kingdom of God

      Let’s try some word substitution and see what it stirs up.

      I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the Christian nation like a little child will never enter it. (Mark 10:15)

      It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Christian nation. (Mark 10:25)

      Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the Christian nation. (Luke 6:20)

      Heal the sick who are there and tell them, ‘The Christian nation is near you.’ (Luke 10:9)

      Once, having been asked by the Pharisees when the Christian nation would come, Jesus replied, “Christian nation does not come with your careful observation, nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the Christian nation is among you.” (Luke 17:20-21)

      While they were listening to this, he went on to tell them a parable, because he was near Jerusalem and the people thought that the Christian nation was going to appear at once. (Luke 19:11)

      I tell you the truth, no one can see the Christian nation unless he is born again. (John 3:3)

      We must go through many hardships to enter the Christian nation (Acts 14:22)

      more here

      LOL, what an eye-opener!

      Thanks for sharing the link

  2. One word sums it up . . . “Apostasy”

  3. Constantinian dominionist heresy.

  4. I recently decided to divest myself of any Bible I owned that wasn’t purely the Bible, so I donated my “Women’s Study Bible” and my “Joyce Meyer Bible” to Goodwill. This has become an industry to the point where there are probably Bibles dedicated to dog lovers, gardeners, and you name it.
    It ‘s all entertainment in a way and a lack of willingness to take the pure Word for what it is, God speaking to his people (without added embellishment).
    We are warned against adding to Scripture, aren’t we?

  5. Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious (Oscar Wilde), and it’s become the religion of the conservative, right wing party. If America was built on Christian principles, then the tragic events concerning the native peoples of this land, slavery, wars, and the like must merely have been blips on the Christian radar.

    It seems that in the post-9/11 world, many have accepted this nonsense as truth. There is no Christian nation on this planet- and even if there was, there is still sin in the world. Whenever men (and women) are in positions of authority, there is always room for corruption. No matter how pious we can be, we are still human and sadly that condition has caused some pretty big problems.

    On a semi-related note: this kind of patriotism is quite similar to the mindset that many militant Muslims adhere to…

    • If America was built on Christian principles, then the tragic events concerning the native peoples of this land, slavery, wars, and the like must merely have been blips on the Christian radar.

      The book reviewer pointed that out also Samuel:

      There are a multitude of problematic aspects to the Patriot’s Bible, including the remarkable way it excludes from consideration almost every aspect of American history that could blemish the image of America or its heroes.

      Compare that to God’s word, which gives us a true history including the “good bad, and the ugly”. God saw to it we can see the strengths, weaknesses AND even failures, at times, in his people and prophets. Especially in the OT accounts of Israels history.

  6. If this is typical:

    Throughout the Patriot’s Bible, but especially in the Old Testament, an explicit parallel is drawn between Israel and America. For example, George Washington is exalted as the “American Moses,”

    then you’re right Cathy, it is apostasy. And Paul, it does appear to be dominionist in its total theme.

    I wasn’t kidding about thinking [right away] about Scofield and his bible–His bible helped bring about a form of erroneous scriptural interpretation[s] and error, that has resulted in a huge majority of the American churches being deeply steeped in dispensationalist beliefs…and we know the movements that’s given birth to. (think CUFI)

    There is a Christian Nationalist movement now among many of these same Churches and leaders today. So wallah! we now have a patriots bible which appears to have drawn a parallel between Old testament Israel and America.

    Wonder if it may have a similar impact?

    This bible intrigues me…kind of like Hagee’s book did (in defense of Israel). I want to look into its pages myself. I’m hoping we’ll eventually see excerpts from it posted on the internet.

    When i see part 2 of this book review i quoted from is published i’ll post it…

    I’m with you Louise, i’d rather have my bibles just BE the bible.

    I do read bible commentaries separately, but when you have them included within the bible, i think its too great a temptation to just accept what the author says rather then allow the Holy Spirit to give us light or revelation/understanding on God’s word.

  7. Well, Jesus Christ may be coming back more quickly than I expected, because the veering of the church into apostasy is coming hard and fast.

  8. I will point out, however, that the critics of the Bible solicited for the article JUST HAPPEN to be theological liberals. Greg Boyd is one to talk about idolatry as he is going about promoting the open theism heresy. And “Mainstream Baptist” means someone who rejects the authority and infallibility of scripture, and increasingly one who rejects the truth that Jesus Christ is the only way to heaven. I hate it when the media doesn’t find the MANY doctrinally sound preachers out there that would denounce this nonsense in a second. They don’t interview the John MacArthurs, John Pipers, or the Paul Washers for stuff like this because they love to pit one group of apostates against another. As long as they do that, they never have to deal with the truth!

    • Yes, i don’t agree with many points of Boyds theology (though his book, The Myth of a Christian Nation, made many excellent points.)

      Today i spent a little more time looking for other reviews. I did come across these:

      http://amanda.themarkelfamily.com/archives/1117

      And many customer reviews/comments posted at Amazon.

      See, Customer Reviews – The American Patriot’s Bible: The Word of God and the Shaping of America

      What’s interesting [to me] is those who defend this the most vocally, are defending the NOTES! Not the scriptures…sigh. I read a few comments which more or less said to criticize the notes was the same as criticizing God’s word. (which of course, proves you’re no Christian)–and therein lies the real danger folks.

      The whole thing makes me wonder what’s next, a“Republican’s Bible” or a “Democrat’s Bible”? Wouldn’t surprise me…

      Remember the excellent article, Dominionism and the Rise of Christian Imperialism By Sarah Leslie at Discernment-Ministries Inc:?

      She listed 3 sects of evangelical dominionism. The 3rd was listed as The PATRIOTIC AMERICAN movement.

      quote..

      Patriotic dominionists, most of whom are not Reconstructionists, teach that political action will advance the kingdom of God in America. Using the vehicle of Christian media, they have taught evangelicals for the past three decades that America is a Christian nation and needs to return to its roots. Almost every evangelical in the pew has been influenced in one way or another by this sect. Patriotic dominionist leaders and their organizations have been closely interlocked financially and politically with the conservatives from the political Right.

      (See article HERE)

      I say it again, the whole thing is weird.. 🙂

  9. pjmiller:

    Weird? Not really. Not only did Christians start marrying faith to the state and culture as early as the 2nd century (proving that Christianity could be respectable to the wealthy cultured pagans was one of the goals and motivations for the field of Christian apologetics, and it remains to this day … much apologetics isn’t designed to win souls but rather to show the intellectuals and media figures that Christianity must be respected as being historic and plausible enough to be allowed to take its place in the public square) but mistaking the aims of God to be political and nationalistic was also a common error of the Jews. The northern kingdom had their rivalry with the southern kingdom, and it helped lead to their falling to Assyria. The southern kingdom was convinced that they would never fall because of the temple, and that contributed to Babylon’s conquering them. And the Jews were convinced that the Messiah’s role would be to politically liberate and the Jews and recreate the Biblical kingdom of Israel, so when the Messiah came to save souls, they rejected Him.

    This is where it gets interesting. The Jews are still waiting on their political Messiah to come finish the job of ingathering the Jews that was started with the Zionism movement. Christian Zionists believe that their job – America’s job – is to help the Jews pursue their false beliefs, and as a result America must remain Christian at all costs. So Christian Zionists are doubly political and nationalistic, using Christianity to pursue a political agenda for two nations! Also, Christian Zionists believe that the false Messiah that the Jews are waiting on and the true Messiah that they believe is coming to rapture them are one and the same, and is going to ultimately give both Jews and Christians what they want. So, rejecting the true Messiah when He came 2,000 years ago and continuing to reject Him ever since becomes a matter of no theological importance. It is much easier to support the political and nationalistic agenda of the Jews in Israel and conservatives in America than it is to preach the gospel. As a matter of fact, it will always be easier to do ANYTHING and EVERYTHING than it is to preach the gospel. So, for those looking for the wide road, the easy way, this is just another alternate route that gets them off the narrow, difficult path just like the children of Israel who refused to enter Canaan because of the giants. So again, not weird at all.

    • It is much easier to support the political and nationalistic agenda of the Jews in Israel and conservatives in America than it is to preach the gospel. As a matter of fact, it will always be easier to do ANYTHING and EVERYTHING than it is to preach the gospel.

      Amen.

      Paul warned Timothy of those:

      Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof.. 2tim. 3:5

      We see this today. Christians who no longer believe in the power of the gospel. If they did, they would preach and spread it, rather then support political and national ideas.

  10. Thank God this garbage does have its critics! This is nationalistic idolatry, plain and simple. Ever since I returned to the US two years ago (after six years in Malaysia) I’ve been appalled by the level of “America worship” I’ve seen among professing believers here. Still this “Bible” has me a bit shocked. I guess I shouldn’t be, though. This is apparently the natural result of patriotism gone wild. I shudder to think what will come next from this crowd.

    The statement from Lee, the editor, is rather revealing: “If you love America and the Scriptures, you will treasure this Bible.” It’s probably no coincidence that he referred to a love for America a love for the Scriptures. I’m also struck by one of the observations made by Boyd: “Most remarkably, each Gospel (The Good News of Jesus Christ!) opens with a picture that includes soldiers struggling to raise a flag under the words ‘In God We Trust.'” I’m sorry, but something’s very twisted about that. I think I’ll nickname this “The Imperialist Bible.”

    When a Bible becomes irrelevant outside the borders of the US, for reasons other than language, something is wrong.

    • When a Bible becomes irrelevant outside the borders of the US, for reasons other than language, something is wrong.

      Yep, i agree Adam. Someone pointed that out in one of the reviews [can’t recall which one] and its absolutely true. What possible good would it be to send 500 of these to some country in Africa, or Asia? None… not unless they’re hoping to use these to promote American imperialism.

      Ever since I returned to the US two years ago (after six years in Malaysia) I’ve been appalled by the level of “America worship” I’ve seen among professing believers here.

      Its been slowly spreading within the Church here for years, but since last years political primaries and election, its spreading like a dangerous (out of control) wildfire.

      You know though Adam, if we watch closely we can see God using this. Heck, the obvious sudden escalation may be God’s doing period–i don’t know. But its sure uncovering a dangerous layer of the big onion i call apostasy–plus its unveiling many who have claimed to be following simple biblical Christianity, but in reality are not.

  11. This is Christian Dominionism….just plain unscriptural!

  12. Well…

    Being that America is Mystery Babylon the great, it absolutely IS idolatry.

    Jeremiah speaks of this in chapter 50 of his prophecy.

    Jeremiah 50:38 A drought is against her waters, and they will be dried up. For it is the land of carved images, And they are insane with their idols.

    America’s founders were “free”masons, not men of God.

    Jefferson wrote his own version of the Bible and took all the miracles of Jesus out and other things.

    Washington is laid out according to occult principles as well and it was designed according to George Washington’s wishes with a pentagram that overshadows the white house.

    http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=Occult+layout+of+Washington+DC&gbv=2&aq=f&oq=

    And those are just a FEW things. There is much more to the picture than meets the eye or mind.

  13. I’ve never liked the idea of dressing up bible in themes. Whether it’s girls/women’s/men’s/tall people/short people study bible, I think it should all stop. I just think it’s recipe for confusion. This kind of nationalistic stuff is counter-productive and may end up endangering people’s eternity. Such nationalism cloaked in biblical themes may unwittingly give comfort to some people because they are Americans. If there is any group who should be saved by the virtue of their citizenship it should be the people of Israel (Mat 3:7-12). Just listen to Mr. Hannity “America the greatest, best country God has ever given man on the face of the Earth” “It’s the last best hope for man on earth”- How many on the Christian right share this sentiment? How biblically consistent are those statements. They go on his shows every now and then. Well, don’t get me wrong America is a great country but it is not heaven neither can it bring salvation to any man. It is populated by sinners in need of a savior just like folks in Argentina to Zimbabwe.

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  15. This book brings a whole new meaning to “narrow” is the gate and hard is the way.

    Mat 7:14 For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.

    One has to be narrowed to such an ungodly way to believe the presupposition of this book’s intent. It makes it harder than the Gate of Jesus, which by the way is the only Way in, in every nation on earth to His Christian Nation, the Body of Christ.

    These folks are leavened with the leaven of the Pharisees and this leaven among them will kill True Christians thinking they are doing God a service!

    I have found the Gospel of the Kingdom works in the countries I have been too and preached it in. There are those Called and Elected from every nation on earth. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God preached to every creature for a witness and then the end shall come.

    These publishers don’t have either understanding, of the gates of hell or the Gates into God’s Christian Nation on earth that dwells in every nation, among every Tribe and Tongue and People group:

    Rev 1:7 Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all tribes of the earth will wail on account of him. Even so. Amen.
    Rev 1:8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”
    Rev 1:9 I, John, your brother and partner in the tribulation and the kingdom and the patient endurance that are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos on account of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.

    These things written about above to us through the agency of Scripture, the book of the Revelation to John, come about after this first:

    Mat 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.

    I believe these people behind the publishing of this book are slow of heart to understand and believe the power of Gospel working in every nation on earth!

  16. From part 2 of a review:

    quote..

    … every book of the Bible opens with a montage of national monuments, symbols, stars and stripes, etc… which include, with few exceptions, images of armed soldiers, bombers and battleships. Most stunningly, each Gospel opens with a scene that includes soldiers struggling to raise a flag under the words “In God We Trust.” All the subsequent books of the New Testament open with a montage that includes a flag waving behind the Statue of Liberty on one side and armed marching troops on the other. It’s quite breathtaking—and I don’t mean this in a good way.

    Similarly, a very high percentage of the commentaries sprinkled throughout this Bible exalt American wars and their heroes. To give but one example:

    a comment in 2 Samuel about how “the mighty have fallen in the midst of battle” (2 Sam. 1:25) elicits a half page commentary entitled “Duty-Honor-Country.”

    In it the commentators review a famous speech given by General Douglas MacArthur in which he claims that “[t]he solider, above all other men, is required to practice the greatest act of religious training – sacrifice.” In facing danger, MacArthur adds, the soldier “discloses those divine attributes which his Maker gave when He created man in His own image.”

    The soldier on the field, prepared to die and kill for his country, apparently exemplifies the greatest act of religion and the best expression of what it is to be made in the image of God.

    (I have to assume MacArthur and the commentators of the Patriot’s Bible only intend to refer to American soldiers, though it remains unclear how they could justify such a selective application of the imago dei)

    The commentary becomes even more amazing as it recounts MacArthur’s statement that “…the solider who is called upon to offer and to give his life for his country is the noblest development of mankind.” The contributors clearly agree with this theology, for they comment that, “as long as other Americans serve their country courageously and honorably, [MacAthur’s] words will live on” (p.341).

    Without in any way detracting from the courage of soldiers who lay down their lives for their country, I find myself utterly confounded as to how Christian commentators can agree that a military combatant is “the noblest development of mankind.” Since Christ is the perfect illustration of what it means to be “in the image of God,” and since he is our Lord and the one we are called to imitate, shouldn’t he be the criteria for what constitutes “the noblest development of mankind?”

    Yet, he refused to buy into the Jewish nationalism of his day (despite the fact that Israel, unlike America, actually had been sanctioned by God in the Old Testament). And he laid down his life for his enemies rather than engage in violence against them (Mt 26:53) or allow his disciples to do so. (Jn 18:10-11, 36).

    People who obey the New Testament and follow this example, I submit, should be viewed by Christians as most clearly reflecting the image of God and as constituting “the noblest development of mankind.”

    Sadly, this intense glorification of national violence constitutes a central theme of this ill-conceived Bible. And, in my opinion, this simply reveals how thoroughly the Gospel of Jesus has been co-opted and redefined by the Gospel of American Patriotism in this Bible.

    I have no doubt that those who contributed to the Patriot’s Bible are sincere, godly people who genuinely believe they’re doing America and the Kingdom a service by publishing this work. And had they published their particular interpretation of American history in a separate volume, I would have had much less trouble with it.

    What grieves me deeply is that the Patriot’s Bible fuses this interpretation with the biblical narrative in an attempt to give it divine authority. As such, this version of the Bible virtually incarnates the nationalistic idolatry that has afflicted the Church for centuries and so thoroughly compromised the beauty of the trans-national, self-sacrificial Kingdom Jesus came to bring.

    In the Introduction Dr. Richard Lee promises that, “If you love America and the Scriptures, you will treasure this Bible.” I truly love America and deeply love the Scriptures, but for just this reason, I was thoroughly appalled by this Bible.

    link

    ————

    Not having seen a copy and relying on others who have, this is the most disturbing issue i see:

    “What grieves me deeply is that the Patriot’s Bible fuses this interpretation with the biblical narrative in an attempt to give it divine authority”

    This was exactly the result of the spreading of Scofield’s reference bible within Churches, Seminaries, and Bible Colleges over the last 100 years…his commentaries and personal notes and interpretations of scripture, were given equal importance with the scriptures themselves. And countless thousands (more likely millions) now see them as absolute truth equal with the inspired scriptures.

    (some of our commonly used words and phrases used today, especially when studying prophecy, were coined first in Scofield’s Bible notes. Such as: pre-millennialism, dispensationalism, Judeo-Christian, and more recently the political movement called Christian Zionism, to name a few.)

    I agree with the author (Boyd) here:

    this (* newest bible) simply reveals how thoroughly the Gospel of Jesus has been co-opted and redefined…

    Isn’t that what satan has been trying to do, redefine God’s anointed words’ in the minds and hearts of mankind, from as far back as in the Garden of Eden?

    “Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?”

  17. Ahhh, C.I. Scofield…..

    Also from Babylon the great….

    And he had his heretic/occultic buddies Westcott and Hort produced his “reference” bible…

    More on the vile apostasy of Dispensationalism:

    http://www.doffun.com/index.cfm

    Babylon’s mother England will be ashamed when it’s all said and done.

    Jeremiah 50:12 Your mother shall be deeply ashamed; She who bore you shall be ashamed. Behold, the least of the nations shall be a wilderness, A dry land and a desert.

  18. June’s Last Trumpet Newsletter is out.

    “The Fall of the United States of Babylon!”

    http://lasttrumpetnewsletter.org/2009/06_09_l.html

    The release of this “American Patriot’s “Bible”” couldn’t be better timed.

    More pride and more haughtiness is what prevents Babylon from being healed.

    Jeremiah 51:9 We would have healed Babylon, But she is not healed. Forsake her, and let us go everyone to his own country; For her judgment reaches to heaven and is lifted up to the skies.

    Why isn’t she healed?

    Because………

    James 4:6b “God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.”

    Jeremiah 50:31 “Behold, I am against you, O most haughty one!” says the Lord God of hosts; “For your day has come, The time that I will punish you.

    Jeremiah 50:32 The most proud shall stumble and fall, And no one will raise him up; I will kindle a fire in his cities, And it will devour all around him.”

    It is most haughty and most proud to shake clenched fist skyward and DEMAND: God bless America!

    The audacity to demand God’s blessings when Babylon wants NONE of God’s ways is demented. Warped and sinning is the way the Word describes such behavior.

    It would take the following fruit worthy of repentance from this nation in sackcloth and ashes to avert what is coming:

    Luke 18:13 And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me a sinner!’

    Anyone see that happening?

  19. […] while American Christians certainly have a long sad history of not acting like Christians (and refusing to admit it, see “The American Patriot Study Bible” and its whitewashing of…) this is more about the contemporary scene. You see, we are over four decades into the strong […]

  20. Thought you would love this PJ

    Just when you thought the Patriot blble was the latest greatest bible to grab your attention now we have the Green Bible!

    quoting: The Green Bible will equip and encourage people to see God’s vision for creation and help them engage in the work of healing and sustaining it. With over 1,000 references to the earth in the Bible, compared to 490 references to heaven and 530 references to love, the Bible carries a powerful message for the earth.

    http://greenletterbible.com/

    • Good grief..!

      “The Green Bible is the definitive movement Bible…”

      Movement bible? ahahaha… 🙂

      So now we need specially created ‘bibles’ for different movements or activist groups?

      people are nuts…

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