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Translating Bibles Muslims Will Read

Here is an article from the current Christianity Today, an evangelical publication that is read by many from different denominations. They generally take a fairly conservative approach to most subjects. I found it interesting, but I’m not sure what I think about it. At issue is the question: does modifying the title of Jesus, Son of God, pervert the gospel? Or is it permissible to gain a hearing for the gospel by using terminology that does not offend Muslims and get their hackles up? They think that this terminology means that God had sexual relations with Mary for Jesus to be His Son. Is this just a cultural variant that we can work around? Or is it a perversion of the good news?

What do you think? Read the article first, and offer your comments here.

Click Here The Son and the Crescent
Bible translations that avoid the phrase “Son of God” are bearing dramatic fruit among Muslims. But that translation has some missionaries and scholars dismayed. By Collin Hansen.

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