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How Does the SDA Clear Word Bible Compare to God's Word?

The Scriptures state very clearly in verse 14, "having canceled the written code, with its regulations, that was against us."

Notice how the SDA Clear Word Bible totally changes the meaning, "He canceled the charges written against us because of our sins, nailing them to the cross, and satisfied the legal demands of the law." It doesn't even remotely resemble the Scriptural version. "Charges written against us"? That sounds like our sins being recorded for the investigative judgment. It is supposed to be talking about the Mosaic laws, decrees and statutes.

Notice also how verse 16 is twisted all around. The original says, "Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day." The SDA Clear Word Bible says, "Don't let anyone control your life by giving you a set of ceremonial rules about what to eat, what to drink and what monthly festivals or special Sabbaths to keep."

How much has Ellen White has contributed to this "bible" without any credit being given to her at all? It would be interesting to find out what percentage of this work owes itself to Ellen White.

Colossians 2:12-16 (King James Version)

12 Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.

13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;

14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;

15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:

 

Colossians 2:12-16 (New International Version)

12 having been buried with him in baptism and raised with him through your faith in the power of God, who raised him from the dead.

13 When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your sinful nature, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins,

14 having canceled the written code, with its regulations, that was against us and that stood opposed to us; he took it away, nailing it to the cross.

15 And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.

16 Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day.


Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.

 

Colossians 2:12-16 (SDA Clear Word Bible)

12 That's what your baptism was all about. You were buried in the water, and then you rose again. And because of your faith in Christ, the same power from God that raised Christ from the dead changed your heart.

13 When you were spiritually dead, your life was sinful and your heart uncircumcised. But God gave you a new heart and a new life in Christ, and He's forgiven you all the sins you ever committed.

14 He canceled the charges written against us because of our sins, nailing them to the cross, and satisfied the legal demands of the law.

15 It was at Calvary that Christ disarmed the powers of evil, stripping them of their armor and taking them captive. He made a public spectacle of them by allowing the entire universe to see and acknowledge His victory.

16 Don't let anyone control your life by giving you a set of ceremonial rules about what to eat, what to drink and what monthly festivals or special Sabbaths to keep.


Texts credited to Clear Word are from The Clear Word, copyright © 1994, 2000, 2003, 2004 by Review and Herald Publishing Association. All rights reserved.


 

 

 

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Colleen Tinker - Posted on Saturday, September 22, 2007 - 10:39 pm:

TCW completely eliminates that God is spirit (Ellen said He had a body). It eliminates the fact that we have spirits that must worship Him. It completely eviscerates the meaning of that text!!

 

 
 
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