The purpose of the past few articles has been to prove there is a God and that the Bible is His book.
Through those articles, I believe I presented more than enough evidence to prove these two things are true.
Now, of course, God did not personally write the Bible. He selected different men at different times whom He, by the Spirit, inspired to do the writing.
The purpose of today's article will be to prove God through those forty men, who wrote our Bible, revealed all that was ever to be revealed.
For about two thousand five hundred years after creation all people lived under what is known as the Patriarchal Dispensation of time.
During this period of time, God spake to all the people through the fathers.
However, after delivering the children of Israel from their Egyptian bondage, He made a new and special covenant with them. The terms of this covenant are recorded in the Old Testament portion of the Bible.
A few years later, God through the prophet Jeremiah foretold He would discontinue this covenant and make a new and different one (Jeremiah 31:31-32, Hebrews 8:6-13).
God, through Moses also foretold that He would raise up a new prophet, through whom He would give this new covenant (Deuteronomy 18:18-19).
Jesus was the prophet (Acts 3:21-23) and the New Testament portion of the Bible, which was written by His Holy Spirit inspired apostles and prophets, is the Jeremiah promised new covenant (Hebrews 8:6-13; Hebrews 1:1-2).
So then, the question is, did Jesus by the Spirit reveal unto those men all of the afore promised covenant?
Jesus, while here taught His apostles some of this new covenant (Matthew 5; Hebrews 2:1-4; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26). A short time before His return to the Father, He said to His apostles, God will send you the Holy Ghost and He will bring to your rememberance what I have taught you and teach you all things.
My dear readers, if when the spirit came, He brought to their remembrance all that Jesus taught them in person and taught them all things which Jesus had not, then I submit unto you that He revealed unto these men "all" of the new and final covenant of which Jesus is the author.
Two other scriptures, John 1:17 and John 16:12-13 when considered together also prove all of the new covenant was revealed unto those who recorded the New Testament.
Yes, John 1:17 says the new Testament is the truth and John 16:12-13 says Jesus promised the apostles the Holy Spirit would guide them into all the truth.
My dear readers, if the Holy Spirit revealed unto those men all the truth, then there remained no more truth to be revealed.
The apostle Paul said he declared all the counsel of God unto the people of Ephesus (Acts 20:26-27). Obviously he could not have declared all the counsel of God unless he had received the same. However, since all the counsel of God was revealed unto him, then it necessarily follows there was nothing left to reveal unto anyone.
Again, the apostle Paul in speaking of himself and the other inspired men of his time, said God will curse both men and angels if they teach any other Gospel than that which we have taught (Galatians 1:8-9).
Now why I ask would this be true? Because they had already received and preached the whole counsel of God (Acts 20:26-27). So if, even an angel should come down and preach that which was not preached by them it would be his own teaching and therefore, no part of the counsel of God.
The apostle John in the last chapter of the last book of God's book said, "I testify unto every man that hearteth the words of the prophecy of this book, if any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book."
My dear readers, I believe strongly that I have in this article proven the scriptures say, God through Jesus and Jesus through the Holy Spirit revealed unto the men who wrote the New Testament, all that was ever to be revealed, therefore I feel both justified and obligated to suggest that you reject all latter day claims of revelations from God.
What more do we need that that which God revealed unto the men who wrote the Bible?
By: Tommy Hodge
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