Monday, July 16, 2007

Why Should I Only Use the Holy Bible As God's Word?

I had a discussion online with a lady recently that claimed that she had faith, but felt that the Bible is overused. She clearly felt that other sources should be considered. When I pressed for these other sources, she mentioned that life's experiences were a good teacher. While life's experiences can be a good teacher, none of us has the exact same life experiences; therefore, we will not always come to the same conclusion using life's experiences as our guide. We have to plant our faith on the Rock of the Holy Bible. If there is ever a question, we should always seek God's Word.
Scripture Is God-Breathed
"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correction and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work."
2 Timothy 3:16-17
The above verses say that ALL Scripture is God-breathed. So who are we to pick apart the Word of God? All means all.
Furthermore, we are not to add anything to the Scriptures.
Do Not Add Anything Nor Take Anything Away
"I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book. And if anyone takes words away from this book of prophecy, God will take away from him his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book."
Revelation 22:18-19
I beseech you to accept the Word of God for what it is. If God's Word declares a certain behavior sin, then accept it as sin. We humans tend to rationalize (rational lies) our particular situation as if somehow we are exempt and do not have to follow God's Word. God's Word is authoritative and final.
Jesus Is Coming Soon
"He who testifies to these things says, 'Yes, I am coming soon.' Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God's people. Amen."
Revelation 22:20-21
Be ready when the trumpet calls. May God Bless you.

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