Incredibly, growing numbers of those who still claim to be evangelical Christians are denying the veracity of Scripture, especially when it comes to Israel. A case is point is "The Renovare Spiritual Formation Bible," edited by Richard J. Foster. Eugene Peterson, author of The Message — a blasphemously perverted "version" of the New Testament — is "Consulting Editor, New Testament."...The new "Bible" contains commentaries by supposed leading Bible scholars....Its explanatory notes deny the Divine authorship of much of Scripture — even that Moses wrote the Pentateuch, Isaiah the book of Isaiah, and Daniel the book of Daniel.
There is no recognition of the great prophecies in Jeremiah, Ezekiel, et al., of Israel being brought back intot her own land in the last days and the fact that she must endure forever (Ezekiel 36-37, etc.). For example, the powerful prophetic promise from God to bring back the Jews scattered around the world in Jeremiah:31:8-14 is interpreted as a promise to all homeless people (nothing about Israel); and God's promise that Israel can never be destroyed (31:35-37) is ignored! Israel is treated as having been replaced by the church. Incredibly, the valley of dry bones brought back to life in Ezekiel 37, which is clearly declared to be "the whole house of Israel" (37:11), is interpreted as the birth of the church at Pentecost! Ezekiel 38-39 is supposedly not about Armageddon, with real armies attacking the nation of Israel back in her land in the last days to be rescued by the Messiah but is about "dark forces" always at work in the world.