Friday, December 30, 2005

The Word of God Part III

“Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.”  Proverbs 30:5-6

I have heard many say various slanderous things about God’s Word.  Some of these include the following: “The Bible is not relevant for today as it is only a history book dealing with the Jews in ancient times.”  There are many mistakes in the Bible therefore it cannot be trusted.”  The miracles recorded in the Bible, such as the Red Sea departing for the children of Israel, really didn’t happen.”  “If it is recorded in the Bible, then God is for it.”  “The Bible is too hard to understand.”

I would like to take these statements one by one and deal with them in a separate post so as to keep these posts short.  But it is certain, that every word of God is pure as quoted above and that we are not to add or take away from his Word.  

“For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:  And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.” Revelation 22:18-19  

We are forbidden to add to, or take away from His Word.  This Book stands like a solid rock that will not change.  Christ is the center character and God the author.  His Word will always prevail.  Yes, people change, churches may appear to change, and nations change, but God doesn’t, nor does his Word.  You can rest assured that, when you read his Bible, you’re reading something as up to date as the morning newspaper and yet something that will not change and hasn’t changed.  

“For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.” Malachi 3:6    

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