Memorable Scripture: Don’t add – don’t remove

Revelation 22:18-19 For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

Although this is written in Revelation, does it just apply to Revelation?
I don’t believe it does.
In His wisdom, God bound up sixty-six individual books into one called the Bible.
Plus in Deut 12:32 He said, “Whatever I command you, be careful to observe it; you shall not add to it nor take away from it.
It’s a common theme throughout God’s word – don’t change it.
Now many will say the Bible is archaic and out of date.
Others say it has been changed or mistranslated.
Granted, there are some difficulties going from one language to another.
Even changes within the same language over the centuries, like English, which has changed even in your lifetime.
However, Bible says His word is eternal, pure, and the truth.
If God can speak and direct people to do the things they’ve done throughout the Bible, then I believe He can direct men to give us the translation He wants us to have.

One thought on “Memorable Scripture: Don’t add – don’t remove

  1. Yes! I believe He gives each of us what He wants us to know, from whatever translation we read. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.


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