Scripture is ‘fixed.’
The Bible, ’Scripture’ or ‘God’s Word’ is a library of 66 Holy Spirit inspired books. It is a ‘fixed’ revelation, set in concrete. It was never updated, no companion guide or additional helps were added, and it cannot be changed.
# Whose Book is Scripture?
- Scripture means, ‘God’s message in Writing.’ It is God, the Possessor of heaven and earth, who speaks to us. Matthew 22:31 says, ‘…have you not read what God said to you…?’ Jesus referred them to one of Moses’ books, written 1,400 years before. It means that God not only spoke to the Sadducees then, but He also speaks to us now, in His Word.
- Without going into too much detail, the same applies to the New Testament. The Holy Spirit inspired various men to write down God’s revelations. We cannot chop and change the Bible, because then we defy our King. The creature does not prescribe to the Creator. No one who professes faith and love for the Lord will even consider it.
# At the Judgement Seat
At the end of this age we will all appear before the Judgment Seat of Christ. We will all be judged according to what we did while on earth. However, if information was added to God’s revelation later through the ages, some people could complain if they were found guilty. Their defence would simply be that they did not have all the information the others had. That would put the Judge in a difficult position. It means all people must have the same ‘Constitution’ or laws of the Ruler, which means a ‘fixed’ Scripture.
# The invisible box
God ‘locked’ Scripture. No other manuscripts, or the wise opinions of church fathers or respected theologians can be deposited in the ‘box.’ No ‘scientific’ idea or opinion of ‘science’ which disagrees with God’s Revelation can be slipped into the ‘box.’ It has been sealed by the Triune God.
Scripture, God’s revelation to us in written form, is the King speaking. Citizens don’t change their government’s laws at their whim. They don’t have the authority. Neither do we have that authority when it comes to God’s Scripture.