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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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:iconjesusmarvelite3:
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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:iconharmonicsonic:
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  Hobbyist Writer
Yep. I had one as a roommate back in college.

GOD bless
John 3:16
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:iconharmonicsonic:
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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:iconseekhim:
SeekHim Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
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  Hobbyist Writer
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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:iconseekhim:
SeekHim Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you. :)
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WingsUnchained Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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LillyHope Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
I signed the petition and am posting this on things that i'm on; such as Facebook~!
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:iconseekhim:
SeekHim Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks. :)
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:iconlillyhope:
LillyHope Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
No problem! :D
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:iconlolalavsyou:
Lolalavsyou Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
I will definitely spread the word ;)
That's very sad though.
I say if it offends muslems then don't read it!
If they don't like it no ones forcing them to read it
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:iconzwarrior95:
ZWarrior95 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Muslims read the Koran, don't they? ..but i will definitely spread the word
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:iconseekhim:
SeekHim Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks. :)
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:iconkaliannshevlin:
KaliannShevlin Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Christians read the bible, Muslims are lead by the Koran. While both have similar stories and messages, its not right to try and force one to be rewritten for the purpose of someone who probably won't read it in the first place.
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:iconyosi13:
Yosi13 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
My comment:
what the.. this does not make sense at all..

signed!
will help as much as i can
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:icondavid-python:
David-Python Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
It turns out that using those terms with Islamic People is Blasphemous because in their culture it implies that God had sexual relations to produce a son.
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:iconthatxawesomexperson:
ThatxAwesomexPerson Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student Artist
Sighned!
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:iconseekhim:
SeekHim Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Spread the word if you can. :)
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:iconthatxawesomexperson:
ThatxAwesomexPerson Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student Artist
I will, my brother's collage has a Christian group who I am sure will help
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Twilightlover2007 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Signed!
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:iconseekhim:
SeekHim Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks. Spread the word if you can.
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:icontwilightlover2007:
Twilightlover2007 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Will do my best :)
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:iconmarcusthomas:
MarcusThomas Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Signed :)
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:iconjennifer-manzanera:
Jennifer-Manzanera Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012   Digital Artist
Signed :)
and spread word
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:iconseekhim:
SeekHim Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks. :)
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AngelWorks24 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Student General Artist
That's not right....christians shouldn't be ashamed to put "father, son, and son of God" in the bible regardless what other people may think
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ParadoxPandah Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
they can't do it!! I mean, in the 'Apocalipsis' (the last book of the bible) says people can't edit the bible!
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BloodRedFullMoon Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I may be an antitheist (as in someone who thinks that any and all organized religion should never be allowed to exist - not talking about personal beliefs here), but this is pretty sick. It would be just as sick the other way around, or as sick as teaching intelligent design in science classes, but sick nonetheless.
The general tendency of our modern society to cringe at the idea of offending anyone and instead just changing stuff around so it may be more appealing to the broad masses is pissing me off pretty badly, anyway. I don't care if a muslim is offended if I say anything negative about his prophet. I don't care if a christian is offended if I say anything negative about his god or jesus. WHY is everybody always so afraid that some people might possibly be offended by something???
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SenshiOfMyth Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist
I thought the Quaran was their bible.Why are they reading the Bible anyway if it would be offensive to them?
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:iconlovinglola:
LovingLola Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
That's ridiculous if muslims don't like it hen they don't have to look at it then!
Man they make me mad!
It's so hard forgiving those *bleep*
Sorry for the laungage :blush:
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assilem7772010 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my word..........THIS IS NOT GOOD!!!!!
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:iconmorganashlitchfield:
MorganAshLitchfield Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Are you serious??? This is RIDICULOUS. As Christians we NEED to stand up not only for our beliefs, but GOD.
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Animalgirlxo Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student Writer
signed:iconyes-plz:
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:iconarwingrox:
ArwingRox Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Saint Paul told about this kind of things in Galatians 1, 6:10 , but some people who say to be Christian prefer to serve the whims of an ephemeral world.

"If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ". Somebody should remind them that.

Thank you for the notice, I'll spread the word.
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:iconseekhim:
SeekHim Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks. :)
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:iconjakotsu321:
jakotsu321 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Without the "Father" there is nothing He is existence itself :D
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:iconfrechstudios:
frechstudios Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for sharing this! I agree.
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:iconseekhim:
SeekHim Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Spread the word if you can :)
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:iconbrunonade:
brunonade Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
Sure thing
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:iconowlhead20:
owlhead20 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Student General Artist
U CAN'T CHANGE IT! We have our religion and they have theirs! Y do we need to change! If they think the bible is offensive then y in hell R THEY READING IT!! makes no sense! THESE R SOME OF STUPID REASONS WE HAVE WAR!!
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:iconseekhim:
SeekHim Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Spread the word if you can.
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:iconowlhead20:
owlhead20 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Oui mon Capitan!
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:iconseekhim:
SeekHim Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:)
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kcjones88 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WHAT?!??? what the heck?! Why do we have to Change it for anyone! Let alone Muslims PPPFFFTT! Where has this world come to?!?!
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:iconseekhim:
SeekHim Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Spread the word if you can.

GOD bless
John 3:16
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