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Does God continue to give us new Revelation, new words to
Deut.12:32: “Whatever I command you, be careful to observe it; you shall not add
to it nor take away from it.”
Throughout Judaism’s history God continued to give new revelation by the
prophets he sent them.
God had told Israel, not to add words to His word. God can continue to give them
revelation but they are not to make their words as if they are from Him.
Jesus addressed this exact point in the New Testament. Hundreds of years prior
to his coming the Religious men, Pharisee's, scribes added their laws to God’s
law. Here the point is made in Mark 7:6-9 “He answered and said to them, "Well
did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written: 'This people honors Me
with their lips, but their heart is far from Me. And in vain they worship Me,
teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.' "For laying aside the
commandment of God, you hold the tradition of men-- the washing of pitchers and
cups, and many other such things you do." And He said to them, "All too well you
reject the commandment of God, that you may keep your tradition.’
Jesus is reiterating the warning said in Proverbs 30:5-6 “Every word of God is
pure; he is a shield to those who put their trust in Him. Do not add to His
words, lest He rebuke you, and you be found a liar.”
What is written is for us is to live by and nothing else, 2 Tim. 3:16-17: “All
Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for
reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God
may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” This means what is
written (Scripture –graphe) not what is spoken by modern prophets whether it by
in another religion, or in the church. This is why it is referred to as “it is
written” by those in the Bible (Jesus and the apostles)
All Scripture is inspired by God. The Scripture records men's lies and all kinds
of sins. These actions are not inspired but the recording of them is.
Jn. 20:30-31 “And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His
disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you
may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may
have life in His name.” We believe by the Scripture.
I Jn. 5:13: “These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the
Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may
continue to believe in the name of the Son of God.”
In both John’s gospel and his letter he makes it clear that He wrote it down so
that one can have what is necessary to believe.
Heb. 1:1-2: “God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to
the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son,
whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds.
Notice they were spoken to by the prophets (past) but no longer- now by the Son,
his words are written in the gospels, by those who were with him for three years
and for forty more days after his resurrection. The focus is on Jesus as our
prophet, our priest and our king.
You are not led by the Spirit to challenge the word as true or disobey it. You
are led by the Spirit to accept it and live it.
Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and
My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him. "He
who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not
Mine but the Father's who sent Me (John 14:23-24).
So to show you love the savior means you keep, believe, obey his word (which is
written for us), not another's. It is then we can be fruitful and have the joy
that he wants to give in our lives. Does God continue to give us prophets with