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Biblical Missiology has recently put up a very important petition.

Some mission agencies, Wycliffe, Frontiers and SIL, are producing Bibles that remove "Father", "Son" and "Son of God" because those terms are offensive to Muslims.

The petition is trying to get them NOT to produce those Bibles.

Please have a look at the links below.
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jesusmarvelite3 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hasn't this been going on for around a year now? I thought this was taken care of! I hope we'll continue to work on this until it is resolved.
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HarmonicSonic Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Out of curiosity (not trying to start any trouble), do you actually know any Muslims? Have you spent time with any?
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:iconseekhim:
SeekHim Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
Yep. I had one as a roommate back in college.

GOD bless
John 3:16
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HarmonicSonic Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I was just curious. Because while I think this translation matter may not be the wisest choice, I can see both sides of this issue. I've always had a great respect for groups like SIL because of their efforts to break down the barriers of language that prevent us from reaching out to people. And, again, while it may be an error in judgement, it seems to me that rather than trying to avoid offense, by using the term "Messiah", they are actually trying to find common ground with the Muslim community. Even though Muslims do not believe Jesus to be the Son of God, they do believe him to be the Messiah. And while that will not lead to salvation, it is a good starting point. Common ground is one of the best tools we have to reach out to people (take, for example, Paul's conversation with the Stoic and Epicurean philosophers detailed in Acts 17:16-34).

My Muslim friend doesn't seee eye to eye with me on my beliefs, particularly concerning Jesus as the Son of God. However, she has never expressed offense at this belief - only worry and concern for my spiritual well-being. And isn't that the same thing we as Christians face when reaching out to the people we are called to love? Besides, if we as Christians are doing what God has called us to do (not just handing out Bibles and going our merry way, but rather allowing the Lord to speak through us to lead people to Him), that is more important than making sure the wording in a book is exactly right.

By the way, I notice you post a lot of information about various nations of the world. You may find these websites useful:

[link] - The CIA keeps an excellent record of various kinds of information on just about any country you can imagine, from climate to economy to social status to government.

[link] - This is the State Department's 2012 Human Trafficking report. It discusses the current human trafficking problems in various countries, and the efforts those governments are (or are not) making to combat the problems. The countries are helpfully categorized into tiers based on these factors.
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SeekHim Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
Thanks for the info. :)
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Caz-Art Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Signed and shared on facebook:)
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:iconseekhim:
SeekHim Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
Thank you. :)
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WingsUnchained Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've signed and will be sharing this on Facebook when people wake up tomorrow morning and start signing on.
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SeekHim Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
Thank you. :)
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WingsUnchained Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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