And I solemnly declare to everyone who hears the words of prophecy written in this book: If anyone adds anything to what is written here, God will add to that person the plagues described in this book.Revelation 22:18
Know the Word
God’s Word is sacred. It is living and breathing. It is current and relatable. Nothing needs to be added to it to make it more relevant. It IS relevant. Yet some churches think they need to change the message to make it fit the world. They misinterpret passages that are clear about God’s views. They choose to be right with the world rather than live in the righteousness of God. So they add pieces knowing that this verse says that destruction will come to those who try to add to the Word or change it in any way.
As Christians, we need to make sure that what we share with the world is from the Bible. I have often heard people say, “the Bible says…” without knowing if the Bible actually says it or not. That doesn’t mean we don’t ever say anything; it just means that we must test every thought, every word, every action against the Word of God.
A Prayer to Remember
May I know your Word more and more. Increase my knowledge and understanding. Give me wisdom when I share with others. Amen.