The Bible is our guide, spiritual and practical, to everything we will ever face. It not only tells us about God and who He is. I grew up singing songs like ‘every promise in the book is mine, every chapter, every verse, every line.’ It meant that when God worked something out for someone in the pages of the Bible. I too have a chance for his help if I trust and love Him as they did.He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
The Word, the Word in the days of the apostles does not work in this day.
64-0112 William Marrion Branham http://table.branham.org
I was taught to value someone else’s words over the Bible. I had thought that without his version of the story or filter to read it through that I couldn’t read God’s Word or receive his mercy. He would repeat and repeat that we needed him to be able to read between the lines and see what God was saying to this specific day and age, that God’s word didn’t mean anything to us without his translation. The issue being when we replace God’s words with man’s words, it is then a slippery slope to replacing God with man. If we’ve already compromised on the words that gave us the power in those situations, then the person behind the words is just as interchangeable.
Only one being has the power to change our situation. He’s not buried in Jeffersonville or the middle east; he’s risen. Taking anyone but Christ on that level of reference substitutes the only man to have ever conquered the grave. We can not have anything else before god: no gods, no idols, no men.
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. – Paul – II Timothy 3:16