It never ceases to amaze me. Angus Buchan has now released a Bible for men, yes you heard me a BIBLE. CUM Book stores description says;
“THE BIBLE IN 366 DAYS FOR MEN OF FAITH by popular author and evangelist Angus Buchan offers men the essence of the Bible in a single year. Key Scripture passages, from Genesis to Revelation, will enable readers to gain a better understanding of God’s Word and His love for us. It provides a concise overview of the key messages of the entire Bible.
Scripture verses are taken from the New Living Translation® and, with short inspirational thoughts written in Angus’s signature style, it will encourage daily reading of the Bible.
This pocket-sized edition, which is easy and convenient to take anywhere, is an essential resource for spiritual growth. It will strengthen every man’s faith and will inspire men to live dedicated lives to God.” —http://www.cumbooks.co.za/view/70265/the-bible-in-366-days-for-men-of-faith/
Angus Buchan offers the essence of the real Bible to men in his bible? Really? Is Angus’s bible inspired? Why did Angus Buchan feel the need to shorten / take from God’s Bible and write his own and tell people that it’s just as good as the real thing when it does not even come close.
The Word of God was there in the beginning, the Word was with God, and the Word was fully God. The Word became Flesh. The Word is Jesus Christ…
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was fully God 14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;
89 LAMED. For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.
5 Every word of God is purified; he is like a shield for those who take refuge in him.
140 Your word is absolutely pure, and your servant loves it!
2 Timothy 3:16
16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
Angus has pulled out key Scriptures for the reader to gain a better under standing of God’s Word? Really? How is this possible when every verse in the Bible needs to be read in CONTEXT within the Bible itself in order for the Bible to be understood correctly.
If you take away from the bible you are TAKING AWAY from Jesus Christ who IS the WORD, you are denying Jesus Christ.
The Bible says that no prophecy of scripture is a matter of ones own private interpretation, the Holy Spirit helps us interpret the Word of God and within the Bible there is only one Truth – not many different interpretations – yet Angus has collected key scriptures within his bible that will help one understand the bible better, the problem is Angus give us his interpretation.
2 Peter 1:20
20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
God says you are not to add too or TAKE AWAY anything from His Word, because you alter it’s meaning. Angus’s has disobeyed God and done just that.
2 Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.
Only the Satan would take anything away from the Word of God, so that people can not be saved.
11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. 12 Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.
Angus bible provides a concise overview of key messages of the entire Bible. Really? So Angus’s Bible is better than God’s bible as it provides KEY messages for the reader! God’s Bible on the other hand IS THE KEY MESSAGE – one can not begin to pluck out verses and create a summarized version of smaller key messages and think you are doing the Church a favour. You are doing a gross injustice to the church and leading people straight to hell.
6 Add thou not unto his words, lest He reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.
18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
Angus provides short inspirational thoughts to encourage daily reading of the Bible? Or is that his bible? Which bible are we speaking about here… Why does a man have to encourage you to read your Bible? That should be the work of the Holy Spirit (if He abides in you).
Here, Paul reminds the followers of Jesus Christ how they had welcomed the message of Jesus Christ with much joy given to them by the Holy Ghost in spite of severe suffering. And John mentions that the reason by which we know that Christ lives in us is by the Spirit that God gave us (1 John 3:24). How could the Holy Spirit’s presence in our lives demonstrate to us that Christ lives in us? Well we perceive His communication and His interaction with us and He is the One that edges us to read the Word of God as He is the One who illuminates scripture for us.
1 Thessalonians 1:6
6 And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost:
What Angus has done is effectively created a new gospel in his ‘bible’ because it’s not the whole council of God.
14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
1 Timothy 4:7
7 But refuse profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.
A little error destroys the truth completely. Angus’s bible is nothing but leven as it does not contain the whole Truth.
9 A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.
The Word of God tells you that you are to study the Bible, rightly dividing the Word of Truth, but this can’t be done in Angus’s bible because it does not contain the Truth.
2 Timothy 2:15
15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
The Word of God says that greedy men will come and make money out of you of creating and selling FALSE BIBLES.
2 Peter 2:3
3 And through covetousness [Greed] shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.
Angus’s bible is an essential resource for spiritual growth? Really? So Angus’s bible has now replaced God’s Word as the meat for our spiritual growth.
Man shall not live on bread alone, but the bible says, BY EVERY WORD that proceeds out of the mouth of God. Angus has removed most of the words from the Bible to create his own version that is as dead as a door nail. People will read this bible and still be hungry.
2 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred. 3 And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. 4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
The Word of God is LIVING and ACTIVE – Jesus Christ is ALIVE. Angus’s bible is not the Word of God and is therefore dead and can’t produce any growth what-so-ever. Angus’s false bible is blunt and can’t judge.
12 For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any double-edged sword, piercing even to the point of dividing soul from spirit, and joints from marrow; it is able to judge the desires and thoughts of the heart.
The Word of God is the helmet of Salvation and the Sword of the Spirit, Angus’s false bible is neither.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
Angus’s bible will strengthen ever man’s faith and inspire them to live dedicated lives to God. Really? So Angus’s ‘word’ has now replaced the Word of God. Angus’s bible will inspire people to live dedicated lives to God, instead of listening and being obedient to the Holy Spirit.
The Word of God is a lamp unto peoples feet and a light along that narrow path, it does not say that EXTRA BIBLICAL books are a lamp and light to people.
105 NUN. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
False teachers have crept in to seduce the masses, they will create ‘false bibles’ and the people will read these fables instead of the Word of God and follow a false Christ. The Word of God says that because of their evil doctrines and manners, God has a horrible punishment prepared for them.
4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.