The writer of the Passion Translation claims to have received the words of this translation from God. However, after people began to complain about some of his wording, he changed it in several places so that it would appeal to a broader base of people. He freely admits to these changes. According to his own admission, he actually changed words he claimed were received from God to different words that appealed to more people. (The writer will not comment on what changes were made.)
Not only this, he claims Jesus took him to a library in heaven and let him choose two books to take back to earth. Just after choosing the two he wanted, he saw a third book entitled “John 22.” Jesus supposedly told him he wasn’t ready for that book yet, and that He [Jesus] would take him back to heaven in the future and give him the John 22 book.
This man claims that the John 22 book is actually the 22nd chapter of John that doesn’t exist in the current Bible. He says it coincides with John 14:12, “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go to the Father.” He explains this verse is referring to a generation greater than any that has ever existed. And he goes on to say that, when the time comes for that generation, Jesus will take him back to heaven and give him the John 22 book. He will in turn share it with the so-called great generation and they will usher in a great awakening and revival, the likes of which (so he claims) the world has never seen before. This gentleman also claims that the John 22 book will contain things going on in the times of the so-called great generation.
It is a well known fact that the Passion translation was written for, and is widely used in the New Apostolic Reformation, a cult that has men and women crawling out of the woodwork claiming to be apostles.
The Passion Translation should not be considered truth. It is not a Bible. It is a misguided work of a man who is a part of the New Apostolic Reformation. This man has been passing himself off as an Apostle, even though he was not appointed as such by Jesus. He appointed himself to be an apostle, as did all other so-called apostles in the NAR. This movement is of the devil. And the Passion Translation written by one of its members is also of the devil.
It is a travesty. It is a watered down work. It is the result of a distorted and twisted attempt to undermine the true Word of God and produce a substitute that aligns with the NAR movement. It is extremely dangerous. The writer took upon himself the liberty to both remove and add to the Word of God.
Do not add to His [God’s] words lest He reprove you, and you be proved a liar,” Proverbs 30:6.
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