Thursday, January 11, 2018

This Is Amazing and I Love It In Every Possible Way

The Babylon Bee is magical:

KJV-Only Pastor Tests Positive For NIV

HOLLY SPRINGS, MS—In a somber announcement, Pastor Philip Wallace confirmed to his congregation at Hartford Ave Fundamentalist Baptist Church, AV1611 Wednesday evening that he has tested positive for NIV.
The man has pastored the congregation of seventeen people for the past thirty years, staunchly defending the purity of the Scriptures as handed down to mankind in the Authorized Version, but confessed he may have contracted NIV while “experimenting” with other translations during his college years.....(click here to read the rest)

6 comments:

Ed Rio said...

Hahaha! Love it!
I can see the Catholic equivalent headline:
"Douay-Rheims-Only Traditionalist Caught Reading the NAB."

Timothy said...

I see it more with the RSV-onlyists. (Present company excluded.)

straykat said...

That is something (as an outsider) I've thought just a little bit amusing. That the RSV has been viewed as a traditionalist type of text. When if anything, it was viewed as too non-traditional when it came out (the same as the NRSV was). You wouldn't find traditionalists quoting from it back then. I find it really, really cool though that Martin Luther King Jr. used it for his Bible quotes in his books (although I believe he owned a prized KJV as well).

Ed Rio said...

Or how about....
"Catholic Answers Team Praises NAB and GNT."

Jim said...

Hmmm. I get the "humor", but with the social landscape, and a CNN news story today (1/11/18) of a pastor in Tennessee apologizing for a sexual encounter with a teen, 20 years ago...I wonder how appropriate is such a "fake story". Just wondering.

Kenneth Massey said...

https://overcast.fm/+Fr62wcKvQ
In this Word on fire Podcast, Bishop Barron announces among other projects Word on Fire Bible with commentary.