In the Bible God tells us, “You shall not add to the word which I am commanding you, nor take away from it, that you may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you” (Deuteronomy 4:2).
In case we miss it, He tells us again in Deuteronomy 12:32, “Whatever I command you, you shall be careful to do; you shall not add to nor take away from it.”
In His final instructions in Revelation, He makes sure we haven’t forgotten. Revelation 22:18 and 19 says, “I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God shall add to him the plagues which 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 tree of life and from the holy city, which are written in this book.”
Sounds like he means it, doesn’t it? I wonder if those people who are so quick to poo poo parts of the Bible and declare certain passages “myths” and “folk tales told around a campfire for generations and finally written down,” understand the penalty they place themselves under when they choose to disregard God’s word. Some even go so far as to teach their unbelief to others.
In II Timothy 3, verse 16 we read, “All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness;”
I have a question. By what criteria does one choose what to believe as God’s truth, and what is myth or campfire stories? Are the campfire stories the stuff they don’t want to do, or passages they don’t understand?
In II Timothy 4:3,4 God says, “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires; and will turn away their ears from the truth, and will turn aside to myths.”
The real myth is the insinuation that God’s word is untrue.
I don’t see anywhere in the Bible where God says, “OK, people, everything I’ve said before this is merely stories. This is the part where you need to listen up.”
Perhaps, if people spent time digging in the Bible to find God’s message to them for their life today, there wouldn’t be such a plague of unbelief.
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