Over the years we see that the Bible has been translated several times into many languages and this is a commendable task. There are however the many distortions that have crept in sometimes accidentally, sometimes the translator doing his/her best and settling for what they thought was right, and lastly the heinous offence of deliberately twisting this magnificent book of life for reasons of power gain. When I say Bible, read that in many cases this also applies to the Koran, and many other religious texts. While I write mainly for the Christian tradition, I here quote my main teacher, my mentor and friend Archbishop Herman Adrian Spruit in saying “Christians do NOT have a monopoly on this information.”
THE ORIGINAL BIBLE IS PERFECTLY ACCURATE IN EVERY DETAIL, LEAVE US NEVER DOUBT OR FORGET THIS UNCHANGEABLE FACT.
We see that God created the world in six days and He rested on the seventh. When the texts were translated from the original there was a word that could not be explained satisfactorily. God created the world in six days of ???Brahma???. As the translators could not understand what the word meant, it was so simple to just omit it. This omission gave a completely different meaning to the text. If one goes to the ancient Hindu texts they will inform you that a day of Brahma is in Earth terms 8,640,000,000,000 years. What a different picture this presents us with. Instead of 24 hours we deal now with enormous lengths of time, more in tune with the scientists’ estimation of things. With this new knowledge, if we now compare this to the result of the scientist’s estimation of the age of the universe, they will find they are within spitting distance of each other. This means that science with its big bang theory and the theory of creation now align, almost perfectly with each other. Remember the Scientists estimated the age, and I think they did this rather well considering all things, but the Bible gives us closer and more accurate timing while upholding the scientific view, as indeed the scientific view now also upholds the Bible.
Written by the Presiding Archbishop of The Australian Church of Antioch, The Most Reverend Frank Bugge. © Frank Bugge 2012