Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. Do not add to his words, lest he rebuke you and you be found a liar.- Proverbs 30:5-6 ESV
EVERY WORD of GOD- ALL OF THEM…and DO NOT ADD, lest He REBUKE you and be FOUND A LIAR! We are called to know the WORD OF GOD! The Bible is the INNERANT, INFALLIBLE, INSPIRED, AUTHORITATIVE WORD OF GOD! Many people want to separate out the OLD and the NEW Testament, like there are 2 different God’s, some believe that the OLD testament has little value, because of the NEW testament- all LIES from the Pit of Hell! Let me quote JESUS: “Don’t misunderstand why I have come. I did not come to abolish the Law of Moses or the writings of the prophets. No, I came to accomplish their purpose. I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not even the smallest detail of God’s law will disappear until its purpose is achieved. (Matthew 5:17-18)
Leader, Jesus then UPS the ANTE in Verse 19, He declares a consequence for discarding the OLD Testament, or anything else from HIS WORD: “So if you ignore the least commandment and teach others to do the same, you will be called the least in the Kingdom of Heaven. But anyone who obeys God’s laws and teaches them will be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven.” Not only are we NOT to take away from the WORD we are NOT to ADD to it, or you are a liar and will be REBUKED by GOD Himself! God’s parting word to HIS WORD: I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book. (Rev 22:18) A good rule of thumb: ANY RELIGION that has a belief, “The BIBLE PLUS”, any other book- it is a FALSE RELIGION. The ‘BIBLE ALONE’, is ONE of the 5 SOLAS of the REFORMATION!
Conduit, “Infallible signifies the quality of neither misleading nor being misled and so safeguards in categorical terms the truth that Holy Scripture is a SURE, SAFE and RELIABLE RULE and GUIDE in ALL matters. Similarly, INNERANT signifies the quality of being FREE FROM ALL FALSEHOOD or mistake and so safeguards the truth that Holy Scripture is entirely true and trustworthy in all its assertions.” That is from the International Council on Biblical Inerrancy; Chicago statement 1978, emphasis mine. If you want to HEAR from GOD, if you want INTIMACY with GOD and if you want to know the WAY OF GOD-then you must SEEK, SEARCH and SURMISE the BIBLE as a regular part of your daily life! 1 Corinthians 2:24 tells us what happens when we spend time in the WORD OF GOD: The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned. The more time you spend studying the WORD, the MORE CLARITY and UNDERSTANDING will come FROM the WORD! The TIME IS NOW, to worship in SPIRIT, search the SCRIPTURES daily and let the SPIRIT illuminate their meanings and give you discernment for the things of GOD!