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 (Proverbs 30:5-6).
The Bible claims to be the very Word of God. He’s protected it for millennia. It’s shaken politicians and pundits, demons and denizens of every nation. It’s awakened dead souls, empowered the weak and wanting, enlightened sin-darkened minds, and made crooked men straight. While it came via the pens of prophets and the direction of disciples, it was inspired by the Holy Spirit to reveal the Godhead and announce the gospel of salvation in Jesus.
God didn’t create and then disappear into the realms of glory. He came into this world as the living Word and is still among us as the written Word. The Scriptures prove God hasn’t left us to our own devices but speaks to us today so we might know and enjoy Him now and forever! The Bible is sufficient until we reach eternity.
Some won’t say it, but believe the Bible isn’t enough. They crave new revelations to replace what God’s already said, offer special encouragement for today, and provide fantastical dreams about tomorrow. They need trips to Heaven and private conversations with God. These claims aren’t only ridiculous, they’re blasphemy.
If God’s provision of Holy Scripture isn’t enough, then the God who at various times and in different ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, isn’t enough (Hebrews 1:1-2).
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God (John 1:1). If the Word of God isn’t enough, then Jesus isn’t enough!
Since few modern apostles and prophets claim their words should be added to the Bible, why do they persist and insist on claiming new revelations from God?
The Bible says it’s enough to instill faith in the Saviour and educate and direct the saint. It’s all-sufficient for the spiritual life because it came from the All-Sufficient One. His words never fail; they’re worth clinging to with both head and heart.
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 (1 Timothy 3:16-17).