An article in the Christian Post today said that American Bible Society is releasing The Poverty and Justice Bible, which will highlight verses that speak about poverty in justice in the bible.
We can add this to the list of other Bibles, like the Green Bible, or the new conservative Bible, that are making the Bible more about issues and less about being the source of truth.
As I said in my earlier post about the conservative Bible:
The Bible is not a tool for political purposes. It should not be used to preach ideology or to advance a political agenda. It should be used to teach people how to obey the Lord and to grow in faith and right living.
I mean what is going to be next? Are advocates of war going to highlight all the passages that speak of war? Are advocates of peace going to highlight all the peace passages? Can we not just look at the Bible as a whole and see that there is a theme God redeeming His people, and of His desire for his people to love Him and then to love those around them?
The Bible is the Bible…and we can highlight the things we want highlighted, but it doesn’t change the message.