The “uncompromising” truth of Jesus as Son?

Here is a question: Should biblical translators take the words Father and Son out of the Bible in order to better reach the Muslim world with the “truth” of the Gospel? Or are these translations failing to portray God as who He is: the eternal, loving God the Father, Son and Spirit, with the deity of Jesus Christ as the Son? Translation has become a hot topic among Muslim-background believers who object to what they see as accommodating Islam. How are missionaries who risk their lives to bring the Bible to Muslim nations to respond?

Helping us sort these questions out is our special guest today is Elijah Abraham. Elijah is a born-again Christian who converted from his Muslim faith, and now helps equip Christians to reach the Muslim world. His organization, Biblical Missiology, has organized a petition to bring this topic to light so that organizations like Wycliffe, Frontiers and SIL do not remove Father and Son from the Bible. Learn more about the petition by clicking Lost In Translation: Sign the Petition. 

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Elijah is also the founder and executive director of Living Oasis Ministries, where you’ll find a host of resources.

Wondering what CONTEXTUALIZATION is all about? Here is a helpful resource to help simplify a very confusing and controversial subject:

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One Response to The “uncompromising” truth of Jesus as Son?

  1. Mr Davis says:

    God is very clear in this. If we believe not on the Son of God we have not God.

    1 John 4:2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:

    1 John 4:13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit. 14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. 15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.

    1 John 5:1 Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.

    1 John 5:5 Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God? 6 This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness , because the Spirit is truth. 7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.

    1 John 5:9 If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son. 10 He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. 11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. 13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

    1 John 5:20 And we know that the Son of God is come , and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life. 21 Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.

    Without "The Son" we are dead in our sins.


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