“On the left is the ‘Dancing Jesus’ illustration in The New Community Bible (Catholic Edition) for India published by The Bombay St. Paul’s Society, 2008, and released by the Catholic Bishops Conference of India whose president is Cardinal Oswald Gracias.” – SDS
The “Indian Bible” as it is called, contains invented and interpolated phrases such as “he will dance with songs of joy for you” for Zephaniah 3:17, and numerous quotations from the Vedas, Upanishads, and Puranas. These slokas are described as sourced from “Indian Scriptures”, not Hindu Scriptures.
The newfangled Bible has been strongly condemned by Hindus in India and abroad, and by many Christians in India. It is designed to subvert and subsume the Hindu scriptures to the Christian scriptures, and assist in the mission of “fulfilling” Hinduism in the saving truth of Jesus Christ. The Shankaracharya of Kanchipuram Sri Jayendra Saraswati made special mention of the Indian Bible to the Vatican’s representative Cardinal Jean-Louis Pierre Tauran at a private interfaith meeting in Mumbai on June 12, 2009. He demanded that the Indian Bible be withdrawn and that the Catholic Church cease and desist from further use and abuse of Hindu dress, scriptures, symbols, and rituals. He also demanded that the Catholic Church give up its mission to convert Hindus to Christianity, and that a firm commitment to this end be given to Hindus by the Vatican even as a similar commitment to stop evangelizing Jews was given to the Chief Rabbi of Israel by Pope Benedict XVI in Jerusalem on May 12, 2009.
- Kanchi Acharya at interfaith dialogue with Vatican in Mumbai and Vatican surrenders right to convert Jews
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