"Contextualizing" Scripture- Indian 'bible'

A new Indian version of the Bible recently, published by the Catholic Church, has run into controversy over its inclusion of verses from the Bhagavad Gita, a form of Hindu chant, and references to the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi.
An illustration in the new version, New Community Bible, depicts Jesus, Mary and Joseph as poor Indian villagers. Mary wears a simple sari and has a bindi on her forehead alongside Joseph in a turban and loincloth.
Pastor Vijay Thomas, who heads a Bible college in Chennai, told Christian Today, “By making it appear ‘Indian’ with references to Hindu scriptures and great poets, people will not come to the truth. This is a complete turn back from the real Bible."
Accompanied by extensive commentary notes to assist readers in interpreting the verses, the edition also references Indian ancient literary works such as Ramayana and Mahabharata.
"It has proved to be extremely popular among the Christian community with over 15,000 copies sold out within barely 10 days. Now it has gone for a reprint," he added.
re: Indian 'bible'
"Contextualizing" of scripture is a term presently being used by all of the apostate emerging churches, and most if not all of the infiltrated 'religion-merging' global so-called mission organizations. The sales pitch is that the gospel must be made 'relevant' to each different culture or it cannot be understood by the people in that culture. All it is really doing, as can be clearly seen above, is back-dooring Christianity into the harlot religious system of the A21 global management scheme.
The widespread acceptance of this deceptive con is truly amazing and exposes the bankrupt condition of present day "Christendom". To accept this idea of 'contextualizing' scripture is to prove oneself ignorant of the scriptures, and ignorant of the work of the Holy Spirit of God, by whom alone is any man 'given' to come to a saving knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit is not limited by 'cultural' differences, nor does he work through the 'natural understanding' of men at all. "That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit." (John 3:6)
At any rate, this abomination called the "New Community Bible" appears to be taking the 'contextualization strategy' for building the one world religion to a whole new level. They are beginning to force the issue.
Contextualization gone wild...to advance the counterfeit "New Community" of the kingdom of darkness. Rev. 18:4
also: christendom: infiltrated
1 Cor. 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

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