I read an article today on a new “Illuminated Bible” you may read it here: http://www.breakpoint.org/listingarticle.asp?ID=11831
False teachers have been around for centuries, so I’m not sure why I’m so amazed that some people go so far to push their own agenda and have the audacity to call it a bible. This “bible” is actually a magazine, so I guess its “good news” or message will be ever changing.
2 Peter 2:1-3 But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them – bringing swift destruction on themselves. Many will follow their shameful ways and will bring the way of truth into disrepute. In their greed these teachers will exploit you with stories they have made up. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping.
What troubles me about the magazine is so many young people today follow celebrities and political figures. If a person is not grounded in the truth it can be an easy task to lead them astray. A solid foundation can not be built in half-truths. These individuals are preaching themselves, not Jesus Christ.
There are many warnings in the bible about the choices we make and who we should be following.
Luke 13:24-27 “Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to. Once the owner of the house gets up and closes the door, you will stand outside knocking and pleading, ‘Sir, open the door for us.’ “But he will answer, ‘I don’t know you or where you come from.’ “Then you will say, ‘We ate and drank with you, and you taught in our streets.’ “But he will reply, ‘I don’t know you or where you come from. Away from me, all you evildoers!’
Consider the fruit one is producing before you hitch to their wagon. Matt 7:16-17 By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? Be like the Bereans in Acts 17:11, examine the scriptures daily to know you are receiving the truth, not something counterfeit, and not something one-sided.
Read your bible…know the one you believe in.2 Tim 1:12
Matt 7:21-22 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.