Open description for time stamps. I've hired a number of scholars to review Brian Simmons' seriously flawed Bible version. This is my "Passion Project". Today's video features Dr. Nijay Gupta and his thoughts after reviewing the book of Galatians. Scroll down for links to Dr. Gupta'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 the beginning of 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's 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.
0:00 How Simmons’ secret revelation led to my Passion Project.
1:43 My disclaimer.
2:36 Who is Dr. Gupta and why is he reviewing Galatians?
4:19 Brian Simmons claims to have supernatural secrets.
5:53 Simmons claims TPT is a translation but it is NOT.
8:23 The difference between “official use” and “supplementary” Bibles.
10:51 TPT web site misleads people.
14:38 Does it seem like TPT has gone through the normal scholarly reviews before publishing?
17:02 Outrageous claims Simmons is making about TPT.
20:39 Does Dr. Gupta think Brian Simmons is qualified to make a translation?
22:08 “Unusual decisions” in TPT.
22:37 What Dr. Gupta find “MOST TROUBLING” about TPT (hint: Aramaic).
31:44 Should we just use TPT as a supplementary/secondary Bible?
33:22 Me and Dr. Gupta discuss The Message Bible briefly.
35:01 TPT is a lot like a “Targum”.
37:28 What “positive” choices were made in TPT?
39:02 TPT handles the word “religion” in unusual ways.
40:49 TPT uses “legalism” in unusual ways.
41:02 TPT does confusing things with the word “faith.”
41:56 Slave is mistranslated in a “most egregious” way.
43:47 Simmons’ “natural realm” creates a gnostic-like mistake.
44:29 The cumulative effect the TPT can have on you.
45:34 Artificial insertion of theology into Galatians.
46:50 Didn’t TPT just come out with a new 2020 edition that fixed these problems?
47:08 Dr. Gupta reacts to misleading quotes from TPT website.
49:10 Dr. Gupta reacts to the Bill Johnson endorsement of TPT.
50:38 Is it good for TPT be in apps, websites and bookstores?
51:21 What paraphrase would Dr. Gupta recommend?
52:51 What can you say to someone who loves TPT?
53:42 How do Simmons’ outrageous claims measure up to reality?
56:56 Dr. Gupta’s final word on TPT.
57:50 Plugging some other books by Dr. Gupta.
58:22 We reflect on my Passion Project.
1:00:11 I’ve got a few announcements for you all.
1:01:08 Brian Simmons’ false prophecy.