John 8:31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed
on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my
32 And ye shall
know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
John 17:3 And
this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only
true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
Jam 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from
above, and cometh down from the Father of lights,
with whom is no
variableness, neither shadow of turning.
Mal 3:6 For I am the LORD, I change not;
therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.
Eze 18:4Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the
father, so also the soul of the son is mine:
the soul that sinneth, it
Exo 34:5 And the LORD descended in the cloud, and stood
with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD.
6 And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed,
The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious,
longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,
7 Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and
transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear
the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers
upon the children, and upon the children's children,
unto the third and to the fourth generation.
Eph 1:4 According as he hath chosen us in him before
the foundation of the world, that we should be holy
and without blame before him in love:
John 19:30 When Jesus therefore had received the
vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed
his head, and gave up the ghost.
John 16:7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is
expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away,
the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I
will send him unto you.
8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of
sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
9 Of sin, because they believe not on me;
10 Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye
see me no more;
11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is
12 I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot
bear them now.
13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he
will guide you into all truth: for he shall not
speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that
shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
14 He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine,
and shall shew it unto you.
Acts 13:48 And when the Gentiles heard this, they were
glad, and glorified the word of the Lord:
and as many as were
ordained to eternal life believed.
truth also shows us how we are to walk in Christ instead
of walking after the flesh. Paul declared in Galatians,
“reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto
sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
To reckon is an old English accounting term meaning to
look at the figures on a balance sheet, to add them up,
and to come to the right answer. For us it means to look
at what God has said, and account, or come to the
conclusion about what is the truth; for when we walk in
the truth, we will walk in Christ. When we agree with
God, we come to the right answer—we have reckoned, or
Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed
unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our
Holy Spirit always acts upon the Word of God, and causes
it to be manifested. Just as God spoke the Word to
create the world, and the Holy Spirit made it so—“He
moved upon the face of the waters.” God has spoken,
that those who are in Christ, are dead to sin, but are
now alive unto God. When we receive that Word of truth,
then the Holy Spirit manifests it in our lives. We walk
in the Christian life the same way we became a
Christian, by receiving the truth, by believing the
gospel—that the death, burial, and resurrection of
Christ did all that was necessary to cancel our sin
debt, destroy the old man of sin, and give us a new life
Gen2:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and
darkness was upon the face of the deep.
And the Spirit of God
moved upon the face of the waters.
Cor 3:3 Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be
the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not
with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God;
not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the
Cor 4:2 But have renounced the hidden things of
dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the
word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the
truth commending ourselves to every man's
conscience in the sight of God.
Cor 15:1 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the
gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have
received, and wherein ye stand;
2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in
memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed
3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I
also received, how that Christ died for our sins
according to the scriptures;
4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the
third day according to the scriptures:
Moses lifted up the serpent upon the pole in the
wilderness to provide healing to Israel, so we who look
upon Christ on the cross are healed. As God’s children
we continue to walk by faith, still looking unto Jesus;
not by the natural sight of walking in this world, but
by “seeing Him who is invisible.” Having begun
our Christian life “in the Spirit,” we are not
made perfect “by the flesh”—by doing our own
works which are after the flesh. We continue to look to
Jesus for our life and strength, believing the promises
of God that we now have in Him.
Heb 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher
of our faith; who for the joy that was set before
him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set
down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Heb 11:27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the
wrath of the king:
for he endured, as seeing
him who is invisible.
Cor 5:7 (For we
walk by faith, not by sight:)
Gal 3:3 Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit,
are ye now made perfect
by the flesh?
Cor 1:20 For all the promises of God in him are yea,
and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.
Christian walk is as simple to understand and apprehend
as Salvation is. The path is so plain that anyone,
“though fools, shall not err therein.” However, we
must become as a little child whose life is not
complicated by all the false ideas that most adults
hold. Little children are not bound by human pride. In
their childlike way they only trust their Mom and Dad to
take care of them, and believe everything that they say.
In the same way we look to our Heavenly Father to
provide our needs through Christ, and believe all that
He has said.
Isa 35:8 And an highway shall be there, and a way, and
it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean
shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those:
men, though fools, shall not err therein.
Luke 18:16 But Jesus called them unto him, and said,
Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them
not: for of such is the kingdom of God.
17 Verily I say unto you,
Whosoever shall not
receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no
wise enter therein.
Rom 8:32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered
him up for us all,
how shall he not with him
also freely give us all things?
of what is written in the Scriptures is there because
God must deal with the systems of thought, and all the
complicated schemes that man has derived as ways to come
to God and to walk with God. God not only has to reveal
His truth, but He first has to unravel all the mixed up
twine of thoughts and emotions that we have built into
our lives. That is why, the older we get, the longer and
harder it is for the Holy Spirit to bring us to
Christ—He must first undo all the tangled webs we have
weaved. Most people are saved by God at a young age for
a reason; and children as young as four or five are
easier to bring to Christ than older more
knowledgeable adults. Even after adults are brought
to Christ, as they attempt to live their lives as a
child of God, they invariably try to complicate the
Christian life, and add man-made philosophies and human
works, until Christ is no longer seen, or is relevant to
them. Christ comes to the door of His church, His
people, and knocks to come in and have fellowship; but
in the clatter of our worldliness and humanism we do not
even hear Him, much less desire to have Him come in.
Isa 59:5 They hatch cockatrice' eggs, and weave the
spider's web: he that eateth of their eggs dieth,
and that which is crushed breaketh out into a viper.
6 Their webs shall not become garments, neither shall
they cover themselves with their works: their works are
works of iniquity, and the act of violence is in
Rev 3:20 Behold,
I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my
voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and
will sup with him, and he with me.
truth also sets us free from our feelings and emotions,
the beasts that rage within us, that are often contrary
to God. When we walk after the flesh our hearts are set
upon the things of the world, and when we don’t get all
that we want, we murmur, complain, and feel that God
doesn’t really love us. Instead of the love that we
should feel toward our fellow brethren, we have feelings
of envy, jealousy, and often have a judgmental attitude.
When we are in the flesh, the difficulties and trials of
life produce feelings of self-pity, anger, and
bitterness. Like Job, we begin to blame God and feel
like God is unfairly against us. We begin to feel that
God really doesn’t love us or care about us, but He is
only doing things to make us unhappy. Like Cain, we
become angry with God, because we are bringing the wrong
sacrifices to God; we are presenting to God our own
human works, or our own fruits as it were, and not the
sacrifice He has decreed and supplied.
John 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that
are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of
the Father is not in him.
16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the
flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life,
is not of the Father, but is of the world.
17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but
he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
James 4:1 From whence come wars and fightings among
you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in
2 Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have,
and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not,
because ye ask not.
3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss,
that ye may consume it upon your lusts.
4 Ye adulterers
and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the
world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a
friend of the world is the enemy of God.
Matt 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he
will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will
hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot
serve God and mammon.
James 3:14 But if ye have bitter envying and strife
in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the
15 This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is
earthly, sensual, devilish.
16 For where envying and strife is, there is
confusion and every evil work.
Cor 3:3 For ye
are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying,
and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk
Job 7:11 Therefore I will not refrain my mouth;
I will speak in the
anguish of my spirit; I will complain in the bitterness
of my soul.
Job 16:11 God hath delivered me to the ungodly, and
turned me over into the hands of the wicked.
12 I was at ease,
but he hath broken me
asunder: he hath also taken me by my neck, and shaken me
to pieces, and set me up for his mark.
13 His archers compass me round about, he cleaveth my
reins asunder, and doth not spare; he poureth out my
gall upon the ground.
14 He breaketh me with breach upon breach, he runneth
upon me like a giant.
Gen 4:3 And in process of time it came to pass, that
Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto
4 And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his
flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect
unto Abel and to his offering:
5 But unto Cain
and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was
very wroth, and his countenance fell.
John 3:12 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and
slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him?
Because his own works were
evil, and his brother's righteous.
truth frees us from these sinful emotions by showing us
our complete deadness to God in the flesh, and how we
are now alive in the One with whom God is well-pleased.
When trials come we can say, ‘This is not God working
against me, but for me’; because God is always for
Christ, His blessings are upon Him, and we are in Him.
Instead of the fallen emotions of the flesh, we now have
the inner fruits of the Spirit: love, joy, peace,
longsuffering, gentleness, and goodness.
Rom 8:28 And we
know that all things work together for good to them that
love God, to them who are the called according to his
Gal 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy,
peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
24 And they that
are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the
affections and lusts.
Because the truth is so vital, especially to a
Christian, it is no wonder the great battle that Satan
wages against it. As the lie of Satan deceived Eve, and
led the whole human race into the slavery of sin, so it
is the truth that sets us free from this bondage. Satan
is the father of lies, who led us into darkness and
death; God is the source of all truth, and His truth
leads us to life. Truth is the light of the soul; for
God to lead us out of darkness we must be shown the
truth, believe the truth, and live in the truth.
Gen 3:1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast
of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said
unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall
not eat of every tree of the garden?
2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the
fruit of the trees of the garden:
3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of
the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it,
neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not
5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then
your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods,
knowing good and evil.
John 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the
lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer
from the beginning,
and abode not in the
truth, because there is no truth in him. When he
speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a
liar, and the father of it.
John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth
shall make you free.
33 They answered him, We be Abraham's seed, and were
never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall
be made free?
34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you,
committeth sin is the servant of sin.
Col 1:12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath
made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the
saints in light:
13 Who hath delivered us from the power of
darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of
his dear Son:
John 1:5 This then is the message which we have heard of
him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in
him is no darkness at all.
6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and
walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:
Eph 5:8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are
ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness
and righteousness and truth;)
enemies—the world, the flesh, and the Devil—are doing
everything in their power to hide the truth, change the
truth, compromise the truth, or give us half-truths.
Satan and other fallen spirits disguise themselves as
angels of light; and his preachers and teachers appear
as ministers of light; but all for the purpose of
deceiving, distorting, watering down, and making the
truth of none effect. The lost sinners of this world
believe Satan’s lies, and are living in the darkness of
false religions, with their human-works salvation.
Sadly, many a true child of God is entangled in Satan’s
lies, and live in the shadows of that darkness. They are
saved, but they never experience all that God has for
them. From the beginning of their salvation,
well-meaning, but misguided pastors and teachers point
them down the road of fleshly works to please God, and
most of them will never return.
Cor 11:13 For such are false apostles, deceitful
workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of
14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into
an angel of light.
15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers
also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness;
whose end shall be according to their works.
John 5:19 And we know that we are of God,
and the whole world lieth
Rev 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old
serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth
the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and
his angels were cast out with him.
children of God we must “earnestly contend” for
the truth, not only for our own sake, but for our
families, for our brothers and sisters in Christ, and
for the lost sheep that have not yet come to know Jesus.
God is employing His children in this fight for truth;
we are soldiers in His army against the forces of Satan;
and He has given us spiritual weaponry to fight this
Jude 1:3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write
unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me
to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should
earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered
unto the saints.
4 For there are certain men crept in unawares, who
were before of old ordained to this condemnation,
ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into
lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our
Lord Jesus Christ.
Tim 2:25 In meekness instructing those that oppose
themselves; if God peradventure will give them
repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;
26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare
of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.
Tim 2:3 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good
soldier of Jesus Christ.
4 No man that warreth entangleth himself with the
affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath
chosen him to be a soldier.
Cor 10:3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war
after the flesh:
4 (For the
weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty
through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that
exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and
bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience
Eph 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord,
and in the power of his might.
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be
able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but
against principalities, against powers, against the
rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual
wickedness in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that
ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having
done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with
truth, and having on the breastplate of
Therefore, if truth is so important, how do we define
what it is, and where do we find it in its pure
unadulterated state? In answering the first question we
must look to the One who came to show us the truth.
Pilate, in his questioning of Jesus, asked Him, “What
is truth?” Philosophers have been debating that
question from the beginning of time. For the Christian,
there is only one true answer to this question; and most
would say either God, God’s Word, the Bible, or Jesus;
and all of these answers are correct because they are
all the same answer. Because the issue is so important,
Jesus made a point of making sure His disciples knew,
without a doubt, the correct answer. In His last meeting
with them, before His crucifixion, He defined what truth
is in two statements. In the first He said, “I am…the
truth.” In the second He said,
“Thy word is truth.”
John 18:37 Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a
king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king.
To this end was I born, and for this cause came I
into the world, that I should bear witness unto the
truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my
38 Pilate saith unto him, What is truth? And when
he had said this, he went out again unto the Jews, and
saith unto them, I find in him no fault at all.
John 1:17 For the law was given by Moses,
but grace and truth came
by Jesus Christ.
John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the
way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto
the Father, but by me.
John 17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth:
thy word is truth.
three things are important to see about these statements
given by Jesus. The first is, Jesus and the Word are
both the truth because they are one and the same. Jesus
is the Word made flesh; He is the Incarnate Word who
existed as God, one with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
throughout all eternity. He is the manifestation of the
Godhead, the expression of the Godhead; He is everything
that God says or does in expressing Himself. To make
sure His disciples got the absolute meaning of what He
was saying, He used the most revealing name for God in
the Bible, “I AM THAT I AM,” when He said of
Himself, “I am…the truth.” The power and
authority of that name was revealed when He used it
again at His capture in the garden— “As
soon then as he had said unto them, I am he, they
went backward, and fell to the ground.”
John 1:1 In the
beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and
the Word was God.
John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt
among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the
only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
Col 1:15 Who is the image of the invisible God,
the firstborn of every creature:
16 For by him were all things created, that are
in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible,
whether they be thrones, or dominions, or
principalities, or powers:
all things were created by
him, and for him:
Col 2:9 For in
him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
Heb 1:1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners
spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,
2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son,
whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom
also he made the worlds;
3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the
express image of his person, and upholding all
things by the word of his power, when he had by himself
purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the
Majesty on high;
3:13 And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto
the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God
of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall
say to me, What is his name? what shall I say
14 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and
he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of
Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.
John 18:4 Jesus therefore, knowing all things that
should come upon him, went forth, and said unto them,
Whom seek ye?
5 They answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus saith unto
them, I am he. And Judas also, which betrayed
him, stood with them.
6 As soon then
as he had said unto them, I am he, they went backward,
and fell to the ground.
second thing to see is that everything God is, says, or
does is “the truth.” There is not even a shade of
darkness or untruth in anything He is, says, or does.
God is the epitome of truth, just as Satan is the
epitome of lies. Whereas Satan can speak no truth
because “there is no truth in him,” “God …
cannot lie” because it is “impossible for God to
lie.” Just as all of Satan’s work is built upon
lies, all of God’s “works
are done in truth.”
John 2:21 I have not written unto you because ye know
not the truth, but because ye know it,
and that no lie is of the
James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is
from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights,
with whom is no
variableness, neither shadow of turning.
John 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts
of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the
beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there
is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he
speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of
Tit 1:2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that
cannot lie, promised before the world began;
Heb 6:18 That by two immutable things, in which it
was impossible for God to lie, we might have a
strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold
upon the hope set before us:
Psa 33:4 For the word of the LORD is right; and all
his works are done in truth.
Lastly, God, Jesus, or the Word, is the one and only
truth. He is “the truth,” and outside of
Him there is no other truth because there is no other
god or source of truth but Him. Everything apart from
Him and what He reveals is a lie, and comes from the
father of lies. Just as there is no other “way”
to God but Christ, and there is no other “life”
but Christ, so no other “truth” exists but Him.
Jesus is the complete embodiment of all wisdom and
knowledge—He is the “alpha and omega.” There is
no true concept, idea, word, or thought that exists, but
which is to be found in Him. Nothing that is of the
truth has ever, or ever will be, be brought forth by any
“god”, angel, or creature.
Isa 44:8 Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told
thee from that time, and have declared it? ye are even
my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? yea, there is
no God; I
know not any.
Isa 45:21 Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them
take counsel together: who hath declared this from
ancient time? who hath told it from that time? have not
I the LORD? and there is no God else beside me; a
just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me.
22 Look unto me,
and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am
God, and there is none else.
Rev 1:8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and
the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was,
and which is to come, the Almighty.
“What is truth?”
God is the absolute meaning to our question, and
the only meaning that can make any sense for a child of
God. Now, we already know the arguments of other
philosophies, who would say that there are many ways to
God other than Jesus, and there are other kinds of life
beside the Christian life, and there are other ways to
look at truth than from the Christian perspective. By
faith however, we trust what Jesus has said; and
everything else that is contrary to what He has said is
a lie. Christians may be called narrow-minded, bigoted,
and pig-headed; but just as Eve, we must all decide for
ourselves who we will believe in our search for truth.
John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him,
I am the way, the truth,
and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
are an honest seeker of “the truth,” and we
acknowledge that God is “the truth,” where, or
how do we discover it for ourselves upon this earth?
Jesus our Lord and Saviour, who is the Embodiment of
truth, has gone back to Heaven, and alas we have not His
presence here on earth from which to hear the truth.
Therefore, if the truth is so important, where else are
we to find it in its pure unadulterated condition. It
has been said that rat poison is ninety-seven percent
good food or the rats wouldn’t eat it. However, it is
that three percent of poison that kills them. So we do
not want truth that is even ninety-nine percent pure,
for even the one percent of untruth can lead us away
from God, or cannot be said to be “the truth.”
Some of what Satan said to Eve was truth, but it wasn’t
the whole truth, and it was truth that had been
perverted to promote his own deception. However, it was
enough truth to cause Eve to believe what he said, and
enough error to bring about the fall of the human race.
Tim 2:4 Who will have all men to be saved,
and to come unto the
knowledge of the truth.
Tim 2:14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman
being deceived was in the transgression.
where is the pure truth of God to be found on this
earth? Do we find the truth in churches, from the
mouths of preachers, pastors, priests, evangelists, and
all the other so-called ministers of God and truth? Do
we look to angels or spirits, to visions or dreams, or
maybe occultism, astrology, or fortune tellers to tell
us the truth? Scientists and humanistic professors and
teachers in universities and schools all claim to be
telling us the truth—even though many deny the Creator
God, and teach evolution in His place. Do we find truth
in religious books, even in this book, that can be said
to be the pure light of God’s truth? The great quest of
mankind is said to be that of finding the truth, but has
God made that search an exercise in futility?
Isa 3:12 As for my people, children are their
oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people,
they which lead
thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy
Jer 5:30 A wonderful and horrible thing is committed in
31 The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests
bear rule by their means; and my people love to have
it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?
Jer 23:1 Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and
scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the LORD.
2 Therefore thus saith the LORD God of Israel against
the pastors that feed my people; Ye have scattered my
flock, and driven them away, and have not visited
them: behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your
doings, saith the LORD.
Jer 23:16 Thus
saith the LORD of hosts, Hearken not unto the words of
the prophets that prophesy unto you: they make you vain:
they speak a vision of their own heart, and not out of
the mouth of the LORD.
Tim 6:20 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy
trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings,
and oppositions of science
falsely so called:
Isa 8:19 And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto
them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that
peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto
their God? for the living to the dead?
20 To the law and to the testimony:
if they speak not
according to this word, it is because there is no light
Isa 45:18 For thus saith the LORD that created the
heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it;
he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he
formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is
19 I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of
the earth: I
said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain: I
the LORD speak righteousness, I declare things that are
is only one source of truth that God has given for us to
depend upon, and that is His Word, His written Word, the
Scriptures containing the Old and New Testament—or as we
know it, the Holy Bible. In the book of Daniel it is
called “the scripture of truth.” Paul, in his
letter to Timothy, called it “the holy scriptures.”
In the same letter he wrote “All scripture is
given by inspiration of God”—attesting to its Divine
source. Our Lord Jesus Himself testified to the validity
of the written Word of God. He quoted it in His warfare
with Satan; He used it as the basis of everything He
taught; and He gave it unmistakable credence when He
said “Thy Word
Dan 10:21 But I will shew thee that which is noted in
the scripture of truth: and there is none that
holdeth with me in these things, but Michael your
Tim 3:15 And that from a child thou hast known the
holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise
unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God,
and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for
correction, for instruction in righteousness:
17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly
furnished unto all good works.
Thess 2:13 For this cause also thank we God without
ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God
which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word
of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God,
which effectually worketh also in you that believe.
Matt 4:10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence,
Satan: for it is
written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him
only shalt thou serve.
Luke 24:27 And
beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded
unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning
John 17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word
those of us as believers—“upon whom the ends of the
world are come,” and for whom the accounts in the
Bible were written for our example and admonition—can we
say that there are possibly other sources of Divine
truth outside of the Bible? We know that the Bible
itself contains some sixty-six books, written by as many
as forty different authors, over a period of some
fifteen hundred years. Maybe God was not finished
revealing His truth as some would say, but continues to
speak and write through other men and women. What about
the Book of Mormon, or the writings of Mary Baker Eddy,
the founder of Christian Scientists, or those of Charles
Russell, the founder of Jehovah’s Witnesses, the Edicts
of the Roman Church, and many other of the so-called
inspired writings and prophetic utterances by those who
claim divine inspiration? Was God completely finished
with revealing His truth to His children through His
Word? We say emphatically that He was, because the Bible
itself teaches that He was finished.
Cor 10:11 Now
all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and
they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends
of the world are come.
Pet 2:1 But there were false prophets also among the
people, even as there shall be false teachers among you,
who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even
denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon
themselves swift destruction.
2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways;
by reason of whom the
way of truth shall be evil spoken of.
when writing to the Corinthian Church about the proper
use of spiritual gifts, taught them that the day would
come when these sign gifts would no longer be
necessary, or even given by the Holy Spirit. That time
would be when, “that which is perfect is come.”
Paul was not referring to Christ, who had already
come, and who, and not “that,” will come
again—Christ is a person, not an object. Nor was he
referring to the Holy Spirit, who and not
“that,” had already come to dwell in believers—the
Holy Spirit is also a person, not an object. The only
thing “perfect” that Paul said the early church
was still waiting upon in that day, was the completed
written Word of God. The writings of the Apostles had
not yet been completed as of that time. However, when
John (the last surviving Apostle), wrote in the Book of
Revelation (the last Book in the Bible), in the last
chapter, in the last verses of that chapter, “ For I
testify unto every man that heareth 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: And if any man shall take away
from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall
take away his part out of the book of life, and out of
the holy city, and from the things which are written in
this book”; then the inspired written Word of God
was “perfect,” or complete.
Cor 13: 10 But when that which is perfect is come,
then that which is in part shall be done away.
11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood
as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a
man, I put away childish things.
12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face
to face: now I
know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am
And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but
the greatest of these is charity.
Deut 4:2 Ye shall not add unto the word which I
command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it,
that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God
which I command you.
Prov 30:5 Every word of God is pure: he is a
shield unto them that put their trust in him.
6 Add thou not
unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found
Rev 22:18 For I testify unto every man that heareth 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:
19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the
book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out
of the book of life, and out of the holy city,
and from the
things which are written in this book.