Email to Justin Taylor
- Dear Justin,
I respect the non-confrontational manner in which you have interacted with us.
I wonder if you could tell me who would be the appropriate people to contact in order to request a retraction and an apology for the Statement of Concern about the TNIV.
I deeply feel that the scholars of the TNIV deserve a retraction and apology posted on a prominent website. I think that the ESV blog might be suitable given the official position of some of the translators of the ESV and the involvement of the general editor, Dr. Packer himself, in this statement.
Please accept that I cannot further apologize for what I have quoted from Dr. Packer without saying something untruthful, since I am quoting him honestly and do not want to appear to change what were in fact his own words told to me spontaneously without my expectation.
I have revised my post here.
Please understand that I too do not wish to be cantankerous but have a deep desire for truth and charity.
He has not responded. I have posted a similar request on Justin Taylor's website in the comment section.
Many people have contacted Wayne Grudem and Vern Poythress in the past to get them to retract the Statement of Concern about the TNIV but these men have not responded.
I have found that the online status of the Statement of Concern is in flux. The original link is broken. The short version is here. However, the statement has been copied and reproduced in full here. It is in its full text in The TNIV and the Gender Neutral Bibile Controversy, by Poythress and Grudem, a book that I have been given to review. This book is still on the market.
I have interpreted this parable that I should not give up.
- Jesus told his disciples a story about how they should keep on praying and never give up:
In a town there was once a judge who didn't fear God or care about people. In that same town there was a widow who kept going to the judge and saying,
"Make sure that I get fair treatment in court."
For a while the judge refused to do anything. Finally, he said to himself,
"Even though I don't fear God or care about people, I will help this widow because she keeps on bothering me. If I don't help her, she will wear me out."
The Lord said: Think about what that crooked judge said. Won't God protect his chosen ones who pray to him day and night? Won't he be concerned for them? He will surely hurry and help them. But when the Son of Man comes, will he find on this earth anyone with faith? Luke 18:1-8 CEV