Brian Simmons: Comissioned by Christ, an angel named…Passion?

Every word of God is tested; He is a shield to those who take refuge in him. Do not add to His words or He will reprove you, and you will be proved a liar. (Proverbs 30:5-6)

[The transcribed conversation between Brian Simmons and Sid Roth about The Passion Translation is below.]

Several days ago Pastor Mike Winger asked for help on his Facebook page. He wrote:

For those interested in my “Passion Project” I’m looking hard to find a video or audio clip where Brian Simmons says that he has a special angel named Passion that helps him with the translation. He mentioned somewhere (I think it was in an interview but I could be mistaken) that he named the translation after that angel. I’ve only heard him say it once and I think it’s the kind of thing he won’t say in public any more but I’d love to have that clip.

Someone did find the audio where Brian Simmons claims his The Passion Translation is named after an angel named Passion. I have transcribed that exchange between Simmons and Sid Roth, but also the conversation that precedes it–where Simmons claims Jesus Christ commissioned him to write The Passion Translation!

If you have not heard of The Passion Translation, you will. It is as deceptive as The Message Bible, and has powerful advocates such as Bill Johnson of Bethel Redding. You can learn more about The Passion Translation here.

Here is the transcription of this segment of the Sid Roth/Brian Simmons interview beginning at 30 minutes and twenty three seconds [1]:

Sid Roth – Also, in 2009 Jesus enters the room you’re in and gives you an assignment. Tell me what that was.

Brian Simmons – What a wonderful night that was. Again, I was in my room and the presence of the Lord became tangible, heavy, thick, so powerful that I slipped out of bed and knelt there by my bed and the One I love came.

And, uh, commissioned me. He says I’m commissioning you to do this translation project. And He breathed on me. Just blew His breath on me. I’ll never forget that experience.

And He promised me that, that He would give me help, that He would stand with me and give me secrets of the Hebrew language, secrets of the Bible that would be for this Last Days awakening.

Sid Roth – And that was the beginning of The Passion Translation project. Did He tell you the name of the Bible?

Brian Simmons – No he didn’t. He just–

Sid Roth – So where’d you come up with the words, Passion Translation?

Brian Simmons – Well, years ago, I saw an angel named Passion in our church meeting and the Lord spoke to me, not audibly but internally and said that angel is with your ministry, it’s the angel of passion.

Source Notes:

1. Sid Roth interview 1/26/15

8 thoughts on “Brian Simmons: Comissioned by Christ, an angel named…Passion?

  1. Many thanks for writing this article – I knew about this interview could not find it and thankfully you have supplied the link. This has been a great help – thank you. But there is one problem. There is a mistake in your transcription that seriously needs to be corrected. Beginning at 31 minutes 21 seconds into Sid Roth’s interview. Sid Roth states – “Where did you come up with the Passion Translation?” Brian Simmons replies, “Well years ago, I SAW AN ANGEL NAMED ‘PASSION’ in our church meeting and the Lord spoke to me not audibly but internally that the angel is with your ministry is the angel of passion.” The words, “I saw an angel called Passion” has been omitted from your transcription. These few words makes Brian Simmons statement more specific and removes all shadow of doubt from what he was saying and believes. How many other ‘so called’ religious leaders have heard the voice of strange angels? We have been warned time and time again of what to be aware of – especially when the time of the end comes ever closer. Once again many thanks. P


  2. I’m reading the passion translation because Kevin Zadai quotes from it all the time. Today I see in the notes on John 3:16-21 that “some think John wrote these words from his own thoughts not Jesus speaking them.” It stopped me abruptly because John 3:16 is our mascot of Christianity and do we attribute it to John now? I’ve written to Brian Simmons about this for references than just that one statement. We’ll see if he answers me. It gave me a sick feeling in my stomach.


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