But the word of the Lord endures forever." Now this is the word which by the gospel was preached to you. (1 Peter 1.25 NASB)
I have no respect for "The Message" bible. It continually waters-down the message of God. A prime example is the rendering of Hebrews 10.31. I will compare:
Now for "The Message" rendering of Hebrews 10.31: "Nobody's getting by with anything, believe me."
What is wrong with that version? It totally takes out any hint of God's Judgment. The people who came up with the trash they pass off as a Bible (The Message) need to repent for their mishandling of God's Word!
When even the HERETICS translate that verse correctly, it shows how far out The Message bible is!