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13. It ends with destruction. Hosea 4:6 says, My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: The question must be asked, how can God’s “people” lack knowledge? James 4:12 says, There is one lawgiver. So God’s people will lack knowledge if they have lost their lawgiver or if they have more than one lawgiver causing […]

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12. It tends to emphasize character over Christ. God’s grace empowers us to obey Him; to live for Him; to follow Him. The apostle was given the following advice directly from the Lord regarding enduring extremely difficult circumstances in I Corinthians 12:9, “My grace is sufficient for thee.” Those that add to the scripture often […]

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11. It leads to resistance to necessary change. So often you can hear people speak of the evils of change sighting the fact that God doesn’t change. It is true that God doesn’t change and since He is Holy He does not need to change. In Malachi 3:6 God says, “I am the LORD, I […]

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10. It leads to being judgmental. Mark 7:2 says when the Pharisees “saw some of his disciples eat bread with defiled, that is to say, with unwashen, hands, they found fault.” The Pharisees were critical of Jesus’ disciples because they did not keep up with their traditions. They made things a sin that God never […]

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9. It prevents and perverts godly success. God told Joshua in Joshua 1:8, “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and […]

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8. It redefines a complete Christian leader. In 2 Timothy 3:16-17 God says that using “scripture” will make “the man of God…perfect” (that is complete)…and will make him “throughly furnished unto all good works.” If the word of God is enough to make a pastor complete then why do so many feel the need to […]

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7. It distorts our faith in God. Romans 10:17 says …faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Faith comes from what God said. Proclaiming things about God that God did not say distorts our faith. It leads us astray. It causes us to have faith in things other than God. It […]

MORE IS NOT BETTER-Consequences of adding to the Bible

INTRODUCTION 1. It takes away from scripture 2.  It removes power and influence from scripture 3. It destroys our defenses 4. It strips us of the power to defeat Satan 5. It puts us back in bondage 6. It robs us of our peace 7.  It distorts our faith in God 8. It redefines a […]

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6. It robs us of our peace. Psalms 119:165 says, Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them. Have you ever noticed how many people that claim to be Christian don’t live in peace but rather tend to live discouraged, irritated and upset with their circumstances? Peace is a result […]

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5. It puts us back in bondage. Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. The Judaizers were adding to the scriptures and Paul told the Galatian Christians that by following these legalists they would be put back in […]