Devoted to the Propagation and Defense of New Testament Christianity
December 10, 1964

Bible Answers

Gene Frost, 1900 Jenny Lind, Fort Smith, Arkansas

QUESTION: By what authority do you claim that, "The Bible is God's only revelation unto man"?

ANSWER: The Bible (which means the Book) is the revelation of God. Of many books, it is the Book: it alone has its origin with God. It was revealed through holy men of God by the Holy Spirit. (2 Pet. 1:21, I Cor. 2:7-13; Eph. 3:3-5). It is then "in truth, the word of God." (I Thess. 2:13).

This revelation was completed in the revealing of the new covenant. "The faith," which is the revelation of Christ (Gal. 3:23-27, Heb. 1:1), Jude contends was "once delivered unto the saints." (Jude 3). The word "once" is translated in the revised version, "once for all," signifying "what is of perpetual validity, not requiring repetition." (Page 137, Vol. III, Expository Dictionary of N. T. Words, by W. E. Vine). The apostle Paul also states: "But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that we have preached unto you, let him be accursed." (Gal. 1:8). The revelation of Christ's will was delivered once for all, admitting of no change or addition. The inspired Scriptures furnish us completely: there is need of no other revelation from God.

Other books claim to be "sacred" books, directed by God. None, however, can successfully meet the tests of criticism. The Bible alone proves to be authentic by all tests in external and internal examination. (These are too numerous too discuss here). The Bible itself refutes any claim of revelation for the so-called "latter-day revelations." Note the following Scriptures.

I. John 16:13 1. The Holy Spirit guided the apostles into all truth.

2. But the Holy Spirit did not reveal to the apostles these later messages.

3. Therefore, the later messages are NOT of the truth!

II. 2 Peter 1:3 1. God revealed all things that pertain to life and godliness to Christians in the apostolic age.

2. But this revelation did not include these later messages.

3. Therefore, these later messages do not pertain to life and godliness.

III. Matthew 28:20 1. Christ is with the preaching of the apostles' doctrine. (Acts 2:42).

2. These later messages were not delivered to the apostles.

3. Therefore, Christ is not with those who preach later messages.

Notice Again,

1. A religious system that Christ is not with is godless.

2. Christ is not with those who preach later messages.

3. Therefore, those who preach later messages are godless.

IV. I Peter 1:22 1. Christians purify their souls in obeying the truth.

2. These Christians did not obey these later messages.

3. Therefore, these later messages are not of the truth that purifies the soul.

V. Galatians 1:8-9 1. A curse is upon any man who preaches anything other than the gospel preached by the apostles.

2. These later messages were not preached by the apostles.

3. Therefore, he who preaches a later message is under curse.

The Bible alone was given by inspiration; the New Testament is authority today. (Matt. 28:18, Heb. 9:15-17, 10:9, Gal. 5:1-4). All claims of later revelations are surplus, and an examination of these books reveal contradictions and inaccuracies. They bear the imprint of man.

Study the Bible; it is God's light unto our way!