Many roumers have been circulating in the recent past on the social media,suggesting that Pope said that;the current Bible,the way it is has expired and thus need to be reviewed and even be replaced by a more civilised version. The roumers went a head to state that;Biblia 2000 should be used instead because it's more consistent with the times we are living in.
The bible is not a democratic book
Whether that was fake news or not is not my concern,I hold the view that;the bible is not perishable and therefore cannot expire. The Bible is not a democratic book and thus cannot be subjected to democratic processes and changes by a counsel of individuals,it's a book about a king,a kingdom and royal family. The Bible carries the word of the king on how He intents and purposes us to live,just as the word of a king can not be disputed so is His word in the Bible.
In the book of Deuteronomy 4:2 ,the king says "You shall not add to the word that I command you,nor take from it,that you may keep the commandments of the LORD your God that I command you". This is the king speaking,He is instructing us not to adjust the scripture in any way. Therefore no exaggeration,or omittion of the text to accommodate our opinions and modern era is allowed. The God of yesterday is the same God today, tomorrow and forever,He is unchangeable so is His word.
Again the ancient hebrew proverb,proverbs 30:6 says " Do not add to His words,lest He rebukes you and you be found a liar",again the king is saying that;making adjustments to the text amounts to the works of deceitfulness since Satan is the author of lies;this implies that when you change the word,you are simply working for the devil.
How Lucifer deceived Adam and Eve.
Lucifer deceived Adam and Eve by changing the Word; The word that God gave Adam is found in the book of Genesis 2:16-17 "And the LORD God commanded the man saying, "You may surely eat of every tree of garden ,but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat,for in the day that you eat of it you will surely die".Lucifer changed the word in Genesis 3:4-5 "But the serpent said to the woman ,"You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will open and you will be like God". To convince Eve Lucifer lied to her by perverting the word.
Again Lucifer while tempting to deceive Jesus Christ in the wilderness,he cunningly perverted the words in the book of psalms 91:11-12,the king promises "For He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. On the other hands they will bear you up,lest you strike your foot against a stone". In the book of Luke 4:10-12,this is what Lucifer said,"He will command his angels concerning you,to guard you,and their hands they will bear you up,lest you strike your foot against a stone".Here Lucifer quotes the Bible for a wrong motive,the scripture is exact but the word should be exercised not from superficial stand point but should be exercised based on inward understanding of the intentions of Yahweh.
Warning to the charlatans
Revelations 22:18 " I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to them. God will add to him the plagues described in this book,and if anyone takes away from the words of this prophecy,God will take away his share in the tree of life and the holy city,which are described in this book".This is a warning to false teachers,apostles,prophets and hardened sinners that;any deductions to the word you disqualify yourself from eternal life similarly, exaggerating the scripture amounts adding up to the measures of judgments laid upon the sinner.
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