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Wycliffe Associates (WA)—a smaller and separate organization from Wycliffe USA (the American chapter of Wycliffe Bible Translators)—is leaving Wycliffe Global Alliance (WGA), a partnership of more than 100 Bible translation agencies around the globe.
WA cited several reasons for its decision, starting with controversy over the language used to describe Jesus. In some Bible translations, the language of Jesus’ relationship to God the Father (e.g. “Son of God”) is softened to stem confusion and anger from Muslims who mistakenly believe this means that God engaged in sexual relations with Mary. (CT devoted a 2011 cover story to the controversy.)
Smith, president of Wycliffe Associates, told staff and the public — via a press release — that there are a number of reasons why the translator has chosen to split from the group.
The first reason is the ongoing debate over the language used to describe Jesus and God.
“For Wycliffe Associates, literal translation of Father and Son of God is not negotiable,” Smith said in a statement, going on to say that local church authority is also important in the translation process. “The local body of Christ has both the responsibility and authority as stewards of God’s word in their language.”
originally posted by: Butterfinger
Christians need to stand firm and not soften the language or any such thing.
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Sassanid
Allah can't or Allah won't?
I always thought Muslims believed the latter because the believe the former is to place a limit on Allah, something I always thought Muslims were told never to do.
originally posted by: Sassanid
In the Hadith it says Gabriel is the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit impregnated Mary at Gabriel's (which means god-man) informing of her pregnancy.
But the confusion is out of ignorance because NO Muslim believes Allah has sex.