The Remedy NT (2nd Edition), published by Lennox Publishing, an imprint of Come And Reason
Ministries, is an enhanced, modern English paraphrase of the New
Over the centuries, Christians lost sight of God's law of love and ,
instead, accepted an imposed law system modeled after human governments.
Little by little they began seeing God's law as something a church
committee could vote to change and something that did occur. But they could only vote to change God's law after
they first accepted the concept that His law is imposed, not natural. This idea of an imposed law altered the view of God held by Christians
and changed how Christianity functioned. Thus, Christians went from a
body of believers who lived communally, shared their possessions to help
each other, and died as martyrs, to an organization of Crusades,
Inquisitions, burning dissenters at the stake, and active participation
in genocide (Nazis in Germany and Christians in Rwanda).
Sadly, by the time the Bible was eventually translated into the language
of the people, the imposed law construct was deeply engrained
orthodoxy. Essentially, all Bible translations have been done by people
operating through the lens of imposed law. What this means is that Bible
translations artificially introduce imposed law with fear-inducing
ideas about God.
This Bible paraphrase, on the other hand, offers an alternative. My bias is that God is the
Creator, Builder, and Designer and, when He constructed His universe, He
built it to operate in harmony with His own nature of love. Thus, God's
law is not a set of imposed rules, but the design parameters on which
He built life to exist. The Remedy is an
expanded Bible paraphrase in which interpretation is filtered through
the lens of God's design law of love, the template on which life is
built. This paraphrase is intentional in its focus to reorient the
Christian mind to God's character of love and His mission to heal and
restore humankind, as taught by the early church.