Issues with the Faithlife Company


I’m going to take the time to discuss my wife’s conclusion about Logos, that it is not a Christian company. I do have to agree with her. It’s a business. The prices they charge, and the tactics they use to force people to constantly give them money may be sound business practice, but it’s not Christian principles. Christian principles is that the laborer is worthy of his hire, and to pay your people fairly, and charge an honest price for your software. Bibleworks was an honest contender until I found out that they really didn’t give you much in the way of Bible dictionaries, grammars, etc. At least with that software, you pay one price… and you get everything.

But let’s not forget Logos was started by a Christian employee of Microsoft, who went on his own. He turned it into a major software business, eventually creating the greatest Bible software package.

And then recently, he began offering packages for cults and unSaved people, as if lending legitimacy to them. You can buy Verbum, for Roman Catholics. He must have hired some Roman Catholics for the Content teams, because now you get Roman Catholic materials in almost every base package of Logos. What, pray tell, am I going to do with the Roman Catholic lectionary, or the Confessions of “St.” Augustine? The Standard Silver package has a devotional to Mary!!! Are they offering Baptist materials in Verbum, I wonder? Hmmm… let’s see… no.

So, sadly, Logos will probably after the Rapture be instrumental in building a one world religion. I’m not saying that Christians do not work at Logos. I am not saying that there’s something wrong with the software, or the materials they offer (except the RCC stuff). But if you’ve learned to spot agendas (something I taught my readers to do two years ago) – these facts should be setting off alarm bells.

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Author: philipdean2013

Seminary graduate with a Ba. in Theology/Pastoral Studies, Happily married, Independent Baptist. I can't keep silent about what I see going on in Christianity any longer! Apostasy reigns around us, churches are sliding into worldiness, a whitewashed Gospel is preached everywhere... "Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein. Jeremiah 6:16 (KJV) So, I'm speaking out. ...Why aren't you???

7 thoughts on “Issues with the Faithlife Company”

  1. Well there is nothing wrong with making a profit, even making big profits. But Logos does enjoy something of a monopoly on Bible library software. I wonder myself…how much longer Logos is going to be profitable. Other Bible software packages (TheWord, Accordance) are improving every day. and the obscene prices of Logos are bound to start having an effect on its marketshare.

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    1. I disagree that Logos is making anything of a monopoly. The very fact that you can buy Bibleworks, Wordsearch and Accordance shows they’re not. My issue has to do with agendas, and Logos’s constant pushing of theological agendas they’re probably not even aware they’re pushing!
      As for cost, Accordance and Wordsearch are equally expensive – it’s just a lot more affordable to get a starter package in those programs. If you maxed out Wordsearch with everything they offer, I could see spending over $19,000 easily. If one bought everything available for theWord, it would be a few hundred dollars, simply because they don’t offer anywhere as many premium resources. So, the issue with the article was not just the prices – and I’ve offered significant ways to upgrade the libraries to have the MOST usable library materials for the smallest investments – but also the agendas.

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      1. But Logos is the only company that offers a library of non-public domain books. No other software even comes close to this. You can get a large library of works for TheWord, but these books are already in the public domain. So….Accordance and Wordsearch are not competition for Logos. If you are looking for Bible software, then there are lots of options. If you are looking for a digital library, then Logos is the only player in town.

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      2. No, Accordance offers a digital library. Wordsearch offers a digital library. PC Bible Study offers a digital library. PocketBible offers a digital library. You can find the SAME titles available for many different Bible programs.
        Logos is not a monopoly. Not even close.

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      3. Look, it’s like this. you obviously have your mind made up, so there’s no use talking about it. You’re welcome to talk about it to your heart’s content on your own blog – but I’m not going to have every last word I write about Logos constantly challenged.

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      4. I don’t get upset about Logos – I have misgivings about how their company does things, and i’m aware that the on-staff “Scholars” are probably not joining us in Heaven. I am progressing so quickly using Logos in my studies that I simply cannot go back to what is essentially 1994 Bible software technology. If that’s your preference, great. But the system Logos uses has always been ahead of the curve. I’m doing study work so much faster now, it’s unbelievable. I can’t go back to the old way.

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