The Bible or The Bible 'Plus...' ?
Shall we have the Bible ALONE, or the Bible PLUS the Book of Mormon, to direct our religious lives? The Bible PLUS additional revelations to certain individuals (Oral Roberts, the Pope, Jean Dixon) today? Many are confused because of the conflicts among various religious groups about what they claim as AUTHORITY for serving God acceptably.
Does the Bible itself shed any light on this subject? "...Given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness..."[2 Peter 1:3]. In Jude 3, we are told that God revealed to us "The FAITH which was ONCE (complete and final) delivered (revealed) unto the saints."In 2 Timothy 3:16,17, Paul said "All scripture is given by inspiration of God..."
Jesus told the apostles that He would send THEM the Holy Spirit to remind THEM of ALL things that He had spoken to THEM, and reveal ALL TRUTH to THEM. (See Matthew 10:2,19,20,40; John 14:26; 15:26; 16:12,13; 1 Corinthians 2:5-13; 4:6; Ephesians 3:1-7.)
"Whosoever abides not in the doctrine of Christ (His teaching that the apostles and prophets revealed and preached and recorded in the NT, Mark 16:15,16; Acts 2:42; 2 Peter 3:1,2), hath not God.""If there come any unto you, and bring not THIS doctrine, RECEIVE Him NOT...neither bid him God speed. For he that biddeth him God speed is PARTAKER of his EVIL deeds."[2 John 9-11]
Did the Holy Spirit fail to reveal some truth to them, thereby requiring additional revelations to certain individuals after the Bible was completed? And would the Holy Spirit CONTRADICT Himself by revealing conflicting doctrines and commandments to the various ones who claim such revelations today? The revelations claimed by the Mormons, Adventists, Catholics, Christian Scientists, Mohammedans, Oral Roberts, etc. all contradict one another. Does God CONTRADICT Himself? Is God the author of confusion? 1sTCorinthians 14:33says He is not. The question is: "will man be satisfied to obey what the Bible reveals."
Read Galatians 1:6-10; 3:15; Hebrews 10:9,10; James 1:25Accept the Bible and reject other so-called revelations "lest you be led away"[Ephesians 4:14]. It all comes down to accepting God's word or man's. Test the message and hold on to when it is proven to be true. (1 Thessalonians 5:21; 1 John 4:1)
Would you place the wisdom of God above the wisdom of men? Think about that after reading 1stCorinthians 1:18-27.