The Bible is Complete
For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.2 Peter 1:21
The Bible was written over a period of approximately fifteen hundred years and was written by forty authors with varying cultural and educational backgrounds. These authors came from three different continents – Asia, Africa, and Europe – and the Bible was written in three different languages – Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek. Yet the sixty-six books of the Bible fit together perfectly with the constant theme of God’s relationship to man and God’s plan for man’s salvation through Christ.
The Bible contains approximately twenty-five hundred prophecies and approximately two thousand have already been fulfilled. These prophecies include God foretelling about the Israelite nation, prophecies about Jesus, and prophecies concerning the future. These prophecies are described in detail, and about 2000 have been fulfilled in every detail. This can only happen by the divine knowledge of God.
The Bible is the divine Word of God and it is complete. Why does man seek to make changes in the Word or twist scripture to meet his own desires? Can we really make improvements for God? We live in the world and we let Satan inspire us to make changes that pull us away from God’s truth. For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. (2 Timothy 4:3) Do you see this happening in some of the churches today? I think the time is here when many will settle for their own truth in instead of God’s truth; they will believe Satan’s lies instead of God’s truth. You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. (John 8:44) This is what Jesus said to the Pharisees, the religious leaders of the Jewish people. Do you think Jesus would say the same words today about some of the churches?
God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. (Numbers 23:19) God’s truth never changes, therefore any changes or false interpretations of God’s truth will never be accepted. We are God’s creation, and we do not dictate our truth to the Creator. For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. (Colossians 1:16) When we make changes in God’s truth by twisting his Word, we are becoming our own gods and we are breaking the first commandment, You shall have no other gods before me. (Exodus 20:3)
Today walk in God’s truth. You are responsible for knowing the truth by what the Holy Spirit tells you when you carefully study the scriptures. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. (John 8:32) When we stand before God we can’t say, “The church told me,” and God will ask, “What did I tell you?” You and only you are responsible for knowing the truth.
Let’s Pray: Lord, help me to read the Word for your truth just as it is written, and keep Satan from twisting the truth to fulfill my own desires. Guide me through the Spirit to live by your Word, understanding it exactly as you wrote it. Give me wisdom to understand your Word. In Jesus name, Amen