Thursday, January 22, 2015

Presbyterian Church and Palestinian Liberal Christians Rewriting the Bible to Remove References to Israel

Presbyterian Church and Palestinian Liberal Christians Rewriting the Bible to Remove References to Israel

By Julio Severo
Sabeel (Palestinian Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center) has partnered with the Presbyterian Church (USA) to produce a new Bible version that changes God’s Word.
U.S. Presbyterian delegations celebrating 25 years of the Palestinian Liberation Theology at Sabeel
The new version has no mention of Israel as Jewish and no mention of Jesus as a Jew. In fact, Jesus (Yeshua) is changed from being Jewish to being a Palestinian Arab, according to Geri Ungurean in NowTheEndBegins.
Sabeel (Arabic ‘the way’ and also ‘a channel’ or ‘spring’) is a Christian liberation theology organization based in Jerusalem. It was founded by Palestinian Anglican priest Rev. Naim Ateek, the former Canon of St. George’s Cathedral in Jerusalem.
According to Ungurean, Dr. Ateek “wants to rewrite the Bible in the same manner that Catholic, Anglican and Reformed theologies have claimed that the Christian Church is ‘The New Israel,’ also called ‘The Israel of God.’ Rewriting history and inventing theology is a popular vocation. Revisionist historians take liberties with facts until they cease to have meaning. Prime examples are the Holocaust denial polemics or current trends to rewrite American history texts.”
Ungurean says, “An official partner of the Presbyterian Church USA, Sabeel has Friends of Sabeel chapters in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Ireland, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Australia.”
Sabeel is involved with the “Christ at the CheckPoint” conference, which seeks to undermine the traditional evangelical support for Israel.
Why would the Presbyterian Church in the United States (PCUSA), which is the largest Presbyterian denomination in the U.S., get involved with Sabeel and its Liberation Theology?
Liberation Theology is the most widespread theological liberalism in our days. And PCUSA is an evidence of its evils. Having firstly embraced the Social Gospel in the late 19th century, Presbyterians later formed PCUSA, which is now a full-blown liberal power-house, supporting homosexual “marriage,” abortion and anti-Israel stances.
Liberation Theology may be the Social Gospel’s most important offshoot.
A Presbyterian missionary from the Social Gospel movement came to Brazil in 1952 and spent one decade teaching theology in the most prominent Presbyterian theological institution in Brazil. His name was Rev. Richard Shaull, and he was involved in several Marxist and communist causes in Brazil. The birth of the Theology of Integral Mission (TIM) in Brazil is traced and credited to him.
Even though TIM is labeled as the Protestant version of Liberation Theology, TIM was born before Liberation Theology. For more information, download my free e-book here:
TIM is destroying the Evangelical Church in Brazil. And Liberation Theology is destroying the Catholic Church in Brazil.
Probably, TIM contributed for the birth of Liberation Theology in the 1960s. So you see how powerful the Social Gospel was!
PCUSA is representative of the future of churches under the Liberation Theology and TIM spell: supporters of abortion, gay “marriage” and anti-Israel.
At the end, what does difference make if they change the Bible or not? They do not care about what God commands and teaches about Israel, the Church, the Kingdom of God, the value of unborn human life, the natural marriage and family.
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  1. Anonymous8:20 AM

    The PC(USA) is not translating the Bible to remove references to Israel. That rumor is completely false.
    PC(USA) Stated Clerk Gradye Parsons

  2. Helena8:54 AM

    I have seen no pcusa paper denying a revisionist bible.

  3. Anonymous6:44 AM

    The above quote was copied directly off the PC(USA)'s Facebook post. A similar announcement was posted on Twitter directly from the Stated Clerk. In my personal opinion, any further effort to debunk this ridiculous myth would be a waste of time better spent on the actual business of the church - that is, doing the work of Christ.