Friday, September 11, 2015

The Good News Bible is not a good translation.

The Good News Bible is not a good translation.  It is a paraphrase that twists the meaning of scripture.  Do not use it or listen to any preacher that uses it.  The only worse paraphrase is the Message Bible.  False teachers will use different translations, especially paraphrases, in order to get the special word they want to push on you.  For example, you will find "prosperity" a lot of times in the Message Bible where it isn't there in the original Greek.  The English translations closest to the original Greek are the NASB and the ESV.  Stick with those.