Lesson 3 - Section 1 - Question 45 

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God's Unchangeable Word:

  • God created the heavens and the earth and all that are in it.
  • He created man and woman.
  • He came up with and acted upon a plan to forgive us of our sins.
  • He made covenants with man.
  • He made promises that He will not break.

Let's look at the importance of God's word in our lives:

God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, 2 in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world...1 For this reason we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it. 2 For if the word spoken through angels proved unalterable, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense, 3 how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation? After it was at the first spoken through the Lord, it was confirmed to us by those who heard... Hebrews 1:1-2, 2:1-3 (NAS) 

Beloved, while I was making every effort to write you about our common salvation, I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints. Jude 1:3 (NAS)

And we proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, that we may present every man complete in Christ. Colossians 1:28 (NAS)

Now I exhort you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all agree, and there be no divisions among you, but you be made complete in the same mind and in the same judgment. 1 Corinthians 1:10 (NAS)

If anyone thinks he is a prophet or spiritual, let him recognize that the things which I write to you are the Lord's commandment. 1 Corinthians 14:37 (NAS)

All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NAS)

For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Hebrews 4:12 (NAS)

Therefore, take up the full armor of God, that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming missiles of the evil one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Ephesians 6:13-17 (NAS)

But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one's own interpretation, for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God. 2 Peter 1:20-21 (NAS)

These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, in order that you may know that you have eternal life. 1 John 5:13 (NAS)

As for you, let that abide in you which you heard from the beginning. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, you also will abide in the Son and in the Father.
1 John 2:24 (NAS)

For you know what commandments we gave you by the authority of the Lord Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 4:2 (NAS)

And it was for this He called you through our gospel, that you may gain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught, whether by word of mouth or by letter from us. II Thessalonians 2:14-15 (NAS)

The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever. Isaiah 40:8 (NAS)

...in order that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we may have strong encouragement, we who have fled for refuge in laying hold of the hope set before us. Hebrews 6:18 (NAS)

Warning to Those Who Add To or Change What Has Been Written In the Bible

You shall not add to the word which I am commanding you, nor take away from it, that you may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you. Deuteronomy 4:2 (NAS)

I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God shall add to him the plagues which are written in this book; and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the tree of life and from the holy city, which are written in this book. Revelation 22:18-19 (NAS)

...by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain. I Corinthians 15:2 (NAS)

For this reason we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away. For if the word spoken through angels proved unalterable, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense, how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation? After it was at the first spoken through the Lord, it was confirmed to us by those who heard... Hebrews 2:1-3 (NAS)

O Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to you, avoiding worldly empty chatter, the opposing arguments of what is falsely called "knowledge"-- which some have professed and thus gone astray from the faith. Grace be with you. 1 Timothy 6:20-21 (NAS)

Anyone who goes too far and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God; the one who abides in the teaching, he has both the Father and the Son. I1 John 1:9 (NAS)

The one who says, "I have come to know Him," and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him; but whoever keeps His word, in him the love of God has truly been perfected. By this we know that we are in Him:  the one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked. 1 John 2:4-6 (NAS)

Jesus said: "And why do you call Me, 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do what I say? Everyone who comes to Me, and hears My words, and acts upon them, I will show you whom he is like:" Luke 6:46-47 (NAS)

Jesus said: "He who rejects Me, and does not receive My sayings, has one who judges him; the word I spoke is what will judge him at the last day. "For I did not speak on My own initiative, but the Father Himself who sent Me has given Me commandment, what to say, and what to speak. "And I know that His commandment is eternal life; therefore the things I speak, I speak just as the Father has told Me." John 12:48-50 (NAS)

But even though we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to that which we have preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so I say again now, if any man is preaching to you a gospel contrary to that which you received, let him be accursed. For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ. Galatians 1:8-10 (NAS)

Warnings of False Teachers and False Prophets in These Latter Days

Love never fails; but if prophecy, they will be done away; if tongues, they will cease; if knowledge, it will be done away. 1 Corinthians 13:8 (NAS)

And many false prophets will arise, and will mislead many. Matthew 24:11 (NAS)

For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect. Matthew 24:24 (NAS)

For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. Therefore it is not surprising if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their deeds. 2 Corinthians 11:13-15 (NAS)

And then that lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming; that is, the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders, and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved. And for this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they might believe what is false, in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness. II Thessalonians 2:8-12  (NAS)

But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves. And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned; and in their greed they will exploit you with false words; their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep. 2 Peter 2:1-3 (NAS)

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 1 John 4:1 (NAS)

Why is the Bible So Important?

Jesus therefore was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, "If you abide in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." John 8:31-32 (NAS)

Simon Peter answered Him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have words of eternal life." John 6:68 (NAS)

But He answered and said, "It is written, 'Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.'" Matthew 4:4 (NAS)


According to the scriptures above, which of the following best describes the Bible:

  1. The Bible was not intended to be complete and, as a result, we need teachers or prophets today to add to or change what the Bible says.
  2. The Bible was only intended to be relevant when it was written thousands of years ago...and is no longer relevant today.
  3. The Bible is complete and relevant today in the following ways:
    • Something that we must pay much closer attention to;
    • Unalterable (not to be altered or changed);
    • Delivered once...for all;
    • Written so that we may present every man complete in Christ;
    • Written so that we may be complete in the same mind and the same judgment;
    • Contains the Lord's commandments;
    • Profitable for teaching, reproof, correction, training in righteousness;
    • Written so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work;
    • Living and active;
    • Able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart;
    • One that protects us spiritually as our sword and shield;
    • Written by men moved by the Holy Spirit;
    • Written so that we may know whether or not we have eternal life;
    • Written so that we may abide in it...and in the Father;
    • The commands of God and Jesus Christ;
    • The words in which we must stand firm;
    • The words that will not fade away;
    • The words of God...Who cannot lie;
    • And the list goes on...

1. Not Complete 2. Not Relevant 3. Complete...