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"Mirror Bible" or "Window Bible" ?
on 29 December 2012
The Mirror Bible is not a true translation, it claims that it is "strictly following the literal meaning of the original text" but is actually a rewriting of the text to fit in with the author's own theological viewpoints (such as that through Christ's death all mankind has already been saved). I am shocked by the number of 5 star reviews this book has received. Personally I think it should have been titled "The Window Bible" because so many orthodox doctrines such as the Second Coming, Final Judgement, the need of personal regeneration etc, have been thrown out of the window. To give one example: Hebrews 6:1b-2 "Surely we don't need to start again with the fundamental importance of repenting from evil deeds and placing our faith in God. You don't need further instruction about baptisms, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment". (New Living Translation)
"There is no life left in the old system. It is dead and gone; you have to move on. All the Jewish teachings about ceremonial washings...the laying on of hands... and all the teachings pertaining to a sin-consciousness, including the final resurrection of the dead in order to face judgement, are no longer relevant (Mirror)
I'm not sure how the author would translate John 3:16 "God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life" since he believes faith is not essential and non-Christians are certainly not perishing.
If you must read this 'Bible', keep another reliable translation (NIV, NLT, etc) in hand to compare...