Posted by: judy | December 14, 2009

The Voice New Testament: Heresy for this Generation

From the Creators:

Previously most Bibles and biblical reference works were produced by professional scholars writing in academic settings. The Voice uniquely represents collaboration among scholars, pastors, writers, musicians, poets, and other artists. The goal is to create the finest Bible products to help believers experience the joy and wonder of God’s revelation. This is the first-ever complete New Testament in The Voice translation. Writers include Chris Seay, Lauren Winner, Brian McLaren, Greg Garrett, David B. Capes, and others.

Four key words describe the vision of this project:
Holistic: considers heart, soul, and mind
Beautiful: achieves literary and artistic excellence
Sensitive: respects cultural shifts and the need for accuracy
Balanced: includes theologically diverse writers and scholars

We have taken care that The Voice is faithful and that it avoids prejudice. As we partnered biblical scholars and theologians with our writers, we intentionally built teams that did not share any single theological tradition. Their diversity has helped each of them not to be trapped within his or her own individual preconceptions, resulting in a faithful and fresh rendering of the Bible.

READ about The Voice from these blogs:  Hear TheVoice & Emergent Village
Discernment Resource: Crossroads


  1. I am saddened to see the name of a professor who will be instructing my son on the author list of this book. Thank you for the warning of the heresy contained in this volume.

    • Karen — Thank you for your comment! As you can see from all the comments on the posts from this week. The deception is deep on our college & university campuses and in parachurch ministries who partner with these same institutions. Please share this information with others and bathe your son in prayer during his time in that class.

  2. I have no opinion on The Voice as I’ve not read it or anything about it, but I would hope that you’re at least as appalled by this travesty:

    The American Patriot’s Bible:

    If such a question is worth asking, which is worse: syncretism and state-worship, or (arguably) poor translations?

  3. I first saw the “patriot’s” Bible last week in a store. One word – DISGUSTING! Another way to make money off God’s Word.

  4. I was looking over all my old articles, and I came across this one which discusses “The Voice,” and gives some links to a good review of it by Extreme Theology. This Bible is very, very problematic, but it also makes Emergent just like the rest of the cults who have their own version of the Bible.


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