& THE MISSING FATHERS
Remove not the ancient
which thy fathers have set.
One of the major problems
facing America today is fatherless families. Today, fathers are an
endangered species. It’s gotten so bad, President Bush and Congress
have proposed "buy back the fathers" programs offering cash
incentives just to encourage fathers to marry.
The father’s role in a family can not
Look at the following alarming
- 63% of youth suicides are from
fatherless homes. [U. S. D.H.H.S. Bureau of the Census]
- 90% of all homeless and runaway
children are from fatherless homes.
- 85% of all children that exhibit
behavioral disorders come from fatherless homes. [Center for Disease
- 80% of rapist motivated with displaced
anger come from fatherless homes. [Criminal Justice and Behavior,
Vol. 14 p. 403-26]
- 72% percent of adolescent murders come
from fatherless homes. [William J. Bennett, The Index of Leading
Cultural Indicators, p. 61]
- 71% of all high school dropouts come
from fatherless homes. [National Principals Association Report on
the State of High Schools]
- 70% of juveniles in state operated
institutions come from fatherless homes [U.S. Dept. of Justice,
Special Report, Sept., 1988]
- 70 percent of long-term prison inmates
come from fatherless homes. [William J. Bennett, The Index of
Leading Cultural Indicators, p. 61]
- 85% of all youths sitting in prisons
grew up in a fatherless home. [Fulton County Georgia Jail
Populations and Texas Dept. of Corrections, 1992]
- Nearly 2 of every 5 children in
America do not live with their fathers. [US News and World Report,
February 27, 1995, p.39]
- 4.6 times more likely to commit
- 6.6 times to become teenaged mothers
(if they are girls, of course)
- 24.3 times more likely to run away
- 15.3 times more likely to have
- 6.3 times more likely to be in a
- 10.8 times more likely to commit rape
- 6.6 times more likely to drop out of
- 15.3 times more likely to end up in
prison while a teenager
A Heritage Foundation study found that
growing up without a father is now the single most reliable predictor of
Louis Sullivan, former secretary of
Health and Family Services, said, "Male absence from family life
is the greatest challenge of our generation."
Despite the overwhelming evidence
testifying to the desperate need for fathers in our society, the radical
feminists and lesbians have lobbied long and hard to diminish the role
Free Congress Foundation director Michael
Schwarz truthfully writes about feminism:
"Feminists take the position that
fathers are largely irrelevant in terms of child rearing,"
The National Organization for Women (N.O.W)
leaves no doubt to what the feminist think of fathers. A December 3,
1999 N.O.W., Action Alert included this statement, "It’s a
father’s presence, not his absence, that is harmful to kids."
If you really want to see a feminist
"blow a gasket", just mention the word "patriarchy".
Patriarchy basically means the father is the head of the home.
Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary
defines "patriarchy" as:
1 : social organization marked by the supremacy of
the father in the clan or family, the legal dependence of wives
and children, and the reckoning of descent and inheritance in the
One group of radical feminists calls
themselves, Feminists Earning A Reputation United States [FEAR US].
According to their website, "Fear Us is a secret, underground
organization whose sole mission is the elimination of patriarchy.
. ." (www.fearus.org)
Radical feminist and lesbian author,
Virginia Ramey Mollenkott, was stylistic consultant for the
"original" New International Version (NIV). Mollenkott is
author of at least 11 radical feminist pro-homosexual books, including
the highly controversial "Is the Homosexual My Neighbor" and
"The Divine Feminine". Mollenkott, leaves little doubt, to the
feminist position on "fathers" or "patriarchy".
"Patriarchy is a profoundly mistaken
social system that has caused misery to millions and could yet cause
the destruction of humankind and the planet we share together."
(Virginia Mollenkott, Sensual Spirituality: Out From Fundamentalism,
Got to get rid of those
"fathers". . .
After all, they’re causing ". . .the
destruction of humankind and the planet we share together. . ."
Well, Virginia, you will be glad to know,
your NIV-NIVI-TNIV companions are certainly doing their part to get rid
The TNIV removes "fathers" at
least 55 times, and "father" over 100 times!
If you doubt for one minute, the NIV
and company are not following the feminist footsteps, the following
statement is from the Preface of the New International Version Inclusive
Edition [NIVI]: This is unbelievable. . .
". . . it was recognised, that it was
often appropriate to mute the patriarchalism
of the culture of the biblical writers through gender-inclusive
language when this could be done without compromising the message of
(Preface, New International Versions Inclusive Edition, p. vii)
The NIVI translators are the same people,
same methodology used in the NIV, TNIV, and NIVI. In fact, it was the
translators original goal to completely replace the "original"
NIV with the Inclusive NIVI.
What do they swap the "fathers"
- "Fathers" is swapped 38
times for the generic non-masculine ancestors
- "Fathers" is swapped 2 times
with the generic non-masculine parents/parent
- "Fathers" is swapped 1 times
with the generic non-masculine people
- "Fathers" is swapped 4 times
- "Unto the fathers" is
dropped in Acts 3:22
Are the TNIV translators and publishers
gonna pull that "in today’s language. . .reaching today’s
generation" propaganda? Is the word "fathers"
outdated? Hmm. . . .? And "ancestors" is "today’s
language"? Hmm. . .? Clearly, it has NOTHING to do with reaching
this generation with today’s language.
I don’t guess it matters to the TNIV
translators that the Greek word "pater" is the direct
descendent to our English word "father". The etymology
of "father" is Middle English fader, Old English f[ae]der; to
Old German fater father, Latin pater, Greek patEr.
In fact, the Latin word for
"father" is the Greek "pater".
Hebrews 12:5-9, is an example of a gross
mistranslation of the Greek word "pater" or
Hebrews 12:5-10, KJB
5 And ye have forgotten the exhortation
which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the
chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:
6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son
whom he receiveth.
7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons;
for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?
8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then
are ye bastards, and not sons.
9 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected
us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in
subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?
10 For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own
pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his
Hebrews 12:5-10, TNIV
5 And have you completely forgotten this
word of encouragement that addresses you as children? It says,
"My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline, and do not
lose heart when he rebukes you,
6 because the Lord disciplines those he loves, and he chastens
everyone he accepts as his child."
7 Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his
children. For what children are not disciplined by their
8 If you are not disciplined —and everyone undergoes
discipline—then you are not legitimate children at all.
9 Moreover, we have all had human parents who disciplined us
and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the
Father of spirits and live!
10 Our parents disciplined us for a little while as they
thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, that we may share
in his holiness
Note the change from "son" to
"children" and "father" to "parents". In
order to pull off this pro-feminist mis-translation madness the singular
Greek word "huios" [son] must magically become plural
[children]. And the singular Greek word "pater" [father] must
also magically become plural neuter [parents]. Again, (as we’ve
documented many times) we’re witnessing a deliberate, intentional,
defiant, mis-translation of the God-breathed Greek text.
The purpose of Hebrews 12:5-10 is to
illustrate the chastisement of God the Father. By the TNIV distorting
the comparison example of "fathers of our flesh which corrected
us", there is clearly a subtle (see Genesis 3:1) murkiness to the
parallel of God the Father.
Verses where the TNIV changes
"fathers" to "ancestors" (38 times)
||1 Cor 10:1
|1 Pet 1:18
||1 Pet 3:4
Verses where the TNIV changes
"fathers" to "patriarchs" (4 times)
Verses where the TNIV changes
"fathers" to "parents" (2 times)
Verses where the TNIV changes
"fathers" to "people" (1 time)
Acts 3:22 "unto the fathers"
are the crown of old men;
and the glory of children are their FATHERS.
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