Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Bible Illiteracy Gone Mad, #12

A survey [of 2,572 American adults] conducted on behalf of the American Bible Society found that 63 percent incorrectly believed that a verse found in 2 Corinthians was actually a quote from either Martin Luther King Jr., former President George W. Bush, or the patriotic superhero, Captain America.

The verse in question was 2 Corinthians 4:8, which in the Contemporary English Version reads, "We often suffer, but we are never crushed. Even when we don't know what to do, we never give up."

I'm more familiar with the NIV version, "We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair;" We used to sing a worship song at my old youth group with the verse as the theme.

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