The New Hitler Version
My friend Gregg of Impacted Wisdom Truth sent me this interesting little article:
Hitler bested God by 2 commandments
HAMBURG, Germany, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Although he hated organized religion, Nazi leader Adolf Hitler rewrote the Christian bible and added two commandments. In 1941, some 100,000 Third Reich bibles called "Germans with God" were distributed to Germany's churches, and while most were destroyed by devout Christians during the war, a copy was recently found in a Hamburg church, the Daily Mirror reported Tuesday.
The most notable additions to the 10 Commandments were: "Honor your Fuhrer and master" and "Keep the blood pure and your honor holy," the newspaper said.
Variations on the remaining 10 were as follows:
Honor God and believe in him wholeheartedly,
Seek out the peace of God, Avoid all hypocrisy,
Holy is your health and life,
Holy is your well-being and honor,
Holy is your truth and fidelity,
Honor your father and mother -- your children are your aid and your example,
Maintain and multiply the heritage of your forefathers,
Be ready to help and forgive and
Joyously serve the people with work and sacrifice.
Who would have thought a megalomaniacal tyrant of one of the world's most deplorable regimes would have the gall to add to the Bible?
I'm guessing the KJV onlyists will be updating their KJV vs. Modern Version comparison charts this week to include Hitler's translation. I bet somewhere within its pages it reads in a similar way like the NIV or the ESV. It wouldn't surprise me it re-translates "Lucifer" as "the morning star." Chick has to make a tract or Crusaders comic story out of this.