Friday, August 10, 2012
GOD DOESN'T WANT ANY CO-AUTHORS
It's incredible that hundreds of years before the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ the Prophet Isaiah was writing in such detail about the coming Messiah and the way in which He would be received. Isaiah Chapters 35, 40, 52 and 53 among others spoke clearly of the things to come. Yet the Jewish leaders who stood in the presence of the promised Messiah and knew the scriptures from memory were so wrapped up in the religion they had themselves created that they denied His very existence. They were misled and blinded by their own religious prescriptions and teachings.
And that is what happens when man begins to speak for scripture instead of letting the scripture speak for itself. The things that man does not understand in scripture he tends to explain to his convenience. The things that man does not care for in scripture he tends to change to his favor. Man's religion becomes one of accomodation for man's sinful nature. That in effect "changes" what God has written. In Revelation 22:19 it is said "And if anyone takes words away from this book of prophecy, God will take away from him his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book." In my estimation that's about as stern and plain a warning on the penalties for altering God's word as we could read. It clearly states "GOD DOESN'T WANT ANY CO-AUTHORS".