OK, I am going to come right out and say it. I think this new bible can be dangerous.
Why do I say that? Because the emphasis is on the wrong thing. It is like giving paracetomols to a person who has a continuous headache, when he actually has a brain tumor that needs to be removed. Or like dusting away fresh spiderwebs every day without ever getting rid of the spider.
I think a big hint of the danger that I am talking about is in the study that found that a quarter of people in Britain today cannot tell the difference between a text in the Bible and a speech by Sir Bob Geldof. Click here to read the article
Even though poverty and justice are important, this bible seems to divert away from mans biggest problem which is sin and the wrath of God and not poverty and justice because even if we can eradicate them, we are still left as an enemy of God.
As I mentioned on my previous post, do we feed the poor, look after the homeless and help those who are in need? Of course we do. Jesus commanded this in Matthew 25:31-46. But that is NOT the gospel of Jesus Christ. We do these things IN RESPONSE to the gospel. There are many people who carry out very good charitable work but they do not have their sins forgiven and as a result, will die in their sins.
If we make social justice the focus, all that we are doing is making the world a better place for people to go from