Open description for time stamps. Welcome to my Passion Project! Where real scholars test the wild claims of Brian Simmons about his new Bible, The Passion Translation, so that YOU can know what’s really going on with this suddenly popular new Bible version.
Today's video features Dr. Darrell Bock and his thoughts after reviewing the book of Ephesians. Scroll down for links to Dr. Bock's paper. This same link will have ALL the reviews and papers as they are published. You should see a total of 5 uploaded by mid way through January. After that I will need to wait a while for more scholars to finish their papers and do interviews. I hope to have it all done in the next few months. What was my goal with this? I want the people of Christ to know the truth about this "translation" so that they can love what God has said without Brian Simmons altering it in unjustified ways. However, in the course of researching for this project I've uncovered some other very concerning things about Brian Simmons' teachings including false prophecy and various extreme claims regarding his own spiritual experiences. I'll be sharing some of this in future videos as well since I have realized that he is not just styling himself as a Bible translator but as an inspired Bible interpreter who is going to release a last days transformation in the people of God so that "everything that can be said about Jesus can be said about you". Yeah, it's weird. Stay tuned to my channel for more info on this in the coming weeks.
0:16 What is My Passion Project?
0:38 Today's video synopsis.
1:41 Who is Dr. Darrell Bock and why is he reviewing TPT?
2:50 Why it is not truthful to call TPT a "translation."
4:09 If Dr. Bock was to evaluate TPT as if it were a paraphrase what would he say?
5:15 The CENTRAL issue of Simmons misleading people about using Aramaic in Ephesians.
8:14 How Brian Simmons abuses homonyms which he says are a secret that God gave him.
12:32 TPT changes the focus in Ephesians 1 from God to us. It is too anthropocentric.
13:59 One example of a where Simmons adds a whole sentence to the Bible.
without italics or footnote.
15:50 In Eph 2 Simmons gives us more authority than we have in this passage.
17:32 Another passage where TPT changes the focus from God to us.
19:30 Are we getting what Paul really wrote in TPT version of Ephesians? Spoiler: no.
20:38 A number of times Ephesians is changed in TPT from speaking to tho corporate church to individuals.
21:48 How a mistranslation in Eph 5 vs. 11 will can mess up how we apply the Bible.
23:25 How TPT limits what Ephesians is saying about marriage roles.
26:13 Brian tries to use "the Aramaic" to justify his alterations but Dr. Bock says this misleads the reader.
27:17 How TPT mishandled the passage on slavery in Ephesians.
28:45 Another example of taking the issue of slavery out of Ephesians with an unjustified appeal to "Aramaic" that doesn't exist.
30:40 The danger of TPT.
32:08 Dr. Bock comments on the claims that TPT website makes.
32:46 Dr. Bock reacts to Bill Johnson's quote endorsing TPT.
33:37 What paraphrase Bible would Dr. Bock recommend?
34:13 The challenge of translation and paraphrase and where TPT fits in that.
35:19 I ask Dr. Bock to comment briefly on The Message. I'm still not very happy with it ;)
36:29 Does TPT distort the Bible even though their web site says they don't?
37:26 Should TPT be in bookstores, Bible app, and Bible web sites?
39:10 Did God give Brian Simmons secrets of Hebrew and Greek?
41:37 Brian lacks real credentials and claims supernatural gifting. It could be true but it sure seems false.
43:13 What would Dr. Bock say to someone who loves TPT?
43:43 Dr. Bock's podcast (which I recommend as a resource).
46:11 A preview of the next interview.
47:07 Special "cameo" by Brian Simmons.