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New Social Justice Study Bible Replaces All Mention Of Sin With 'Systemic Oppression'

U.S.—A new social justice study Bible will replace all mentions of the word sin with the word "systemic oppression."

The Bible, printed by Heir Attic Publishing, aims to ensure Christians realize their real problem isn't sin but rather systemic oppression stemming from white supremacy and subjugation of marginalized people.

"We had this problem where people would read the Bible and think that sin was their problem and the gospel was the solution," said Mark Carl, lead editor on the project. "Then, they had no need of critical theory or any Marxist lines of thought. So, we decided we would help the biblical authors out by explaining what they really meant when they said 'sin': the oppression of intersectional groups."

Some of the revised passages include the following:

  • "For the wages of systemic oppression is death, or at least getting canceled."
  • "If we confess our systemic oppression, he is faithful and just to forgive our systemic oppressions, as long as we do better."
  • "For all have committed systemic oppression and fall short of the glory of God."
  • "He himself bore our systemic oppression in his body on the tree, that we might die to systemic oppression and live to being more woke."

The Bible will also include hand clap emojis between every word.

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