The reader is not led to believe in the virgin birth of Christ by the poor wording of the MSG version.
ROMANS - Notice how the Devil butchers Romans in the MSG.
Eternal life is a free gift, which is freely received without any obligation.
JOHN - Notice that the MSG version adds the requirement of doing what he said to be saved.
What is required is serious obediencedoing what my Father wills.
I can see it nowat the Final Judgment thousands strutting up to me and saying, 'Master, we preached the Message, we bashed the demons, our God-sponsored projects had everyone talking.' And do you know what I am going to say? All you did was use me to make yourselves important. You're out of here.' Matthew -23 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
(He changed the name of his church years ago to hide his religious affiliation.) When I mentioned that Max Lucado was a false prophet, it was like I dropped a bomb in her Christian bookstore. don't forget the ketchup and mustard please (oh, and lots of grilled onions). Earth was a soup of nothingness, a bottomless emptiness, an inky blackness.Look at Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, who has lived one of the most fulfilling, pleasurable and trouble-free lives in history. Hefner was dating 7 women at one time, but Hebrews 13:4 warns Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge. Hefner then began to move an ever-changing coterie of young women into the mansion, even dating up to seven girls at once, among them, Brande Roderick, Izabella St.Hugh is 86-years old in 2012 and shacking -up with three sisters, having sex with all of them. James, Tina Marie Jordan, Holly Madison, Bridget Marquardt, and Kendra Wilkinson.The way the MSG is written subtly speaks only of this earthly life.Words are powerful and the arrangement of words is critical to meaning.Instead of saying that a virgin shall conceive, the MSG says that a woman who is a virgin will get pregnant. There's a 100% difference between a virgin conceiving verses a virgin getting pregnant. They butchered Matthew (which quotes Isaiah ) the same.There's a big difference between a virgin conceiving verses a virgin getting pregnant. Max Lucado desperately tries to HIDE what he believes about the doctrine of Christ. The street jingo, hip hop, Ebonics, Get down and go daddy, yo hubba bubba language of the MSG is irreverent to God (not to mention as heretical as can be)... However, he's also a perfect example of the dangers of ecumenism. We stop following our passions and salute our new captain (confession). Here's some shocking comparisons between the MSG verses the inspired and precious King James Bible Bible.Acts -31 Sirs, what do I have to do to be saved, to really live?" They said, "Put your entire trust in the Master Jesus.