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Bible Authority Chain Reference
Page 5: No Additions or Replacements

In correspondence with the above set of Scriptures, the word teaches that God is unchanging in His judgements. Therefore, anyone who teaches any kind of addition or replacement to the New Testament scriptures is in clear defiance of God...(see Gal.1:6-12)...

James 1:17... "Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation, or shifting shadow." ...Note that a literal translation of the Greek words for "shifting shadow" is "shadow of turning." Are there religious authorities here on earth who have "turned" or "shifted" in their teachings, which they claim are from God?

Malachi 3:6... Here, God is speaking about His judgements against His offenders, concluding, "For I, the Lord, do not change; therefore you, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed."

Numbers 23:19... "God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent..." ...A note on "repent": this word (translated from the Hebrew nacham) has a literal meaning of "change"; for example when a human repents he is changing his heart. Have certain religious teachers, claiming authority or revelation here on earth, "changed"???

Hebrews 13:8... An appropriate statement to tie it all together: "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever."

We conclude our study with a precious promise from God, given through the hand of the apostle Peter as he quoted the Old Testament prophet Isaiah, concerning His holy word...

"All flesh is like grass,
And all its glory like the flower of grass.
The grass withers,
And the flower falls off,
But the word of the Lord endures forever."

I Peter 1:24-25
Isaiah 40:8

 Article info: 
Compiled by: Eli Hooper

 This Series: 
1 The Authority of Christ's Word and Its Delivery to Us
2 The Apostles' Claims of Authority
3 The Sufficiency of New Testament Writings
4 The Distinct Standard of Authority
5 No Additions or Replacements

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