A Warning from the Last Page of Revelations

A Warning from the Last Page of Revelations

In Rev. 22:18-19, we read, "For I testify to every one that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book: If any man shall add to these things, God shall add unto him the plagues written in this book. And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from these things that are written in this book."

The plagues which are written in this book of Revelation are the wrath of God.

God will not permit anyone to trifle with His sacred Word. A severe warning is given to those who add to or subtract from this book - and although this warning specifically concerns the Apocalypse, this principle applies to all of Scripture.

The first blunder that Eve committed in Genesis 3 was to add and take away from God's word. God had said to Adam in Genesis 2:17, "But of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat. For in what day soever thou shalt eat of it, thou shalt die the death." Adam had undoubtedly communicated this accurately to Eve. But when Eve was asked by the serpent in Gen.3:1, "Yeah has God said?", Eve added and subtracted from God's command in her reply. First of all she added something. She said, "God hath commanded us that we should not eat; and that we should not touch it' " (Gen.3:3). God had never said anything about touching the tree. And then Eve subtracted. She said, "...lest you die" (Gen 3:3), weakening the stern warning of God Who had said, "You shall surely die." The phrase "lest you die" implies that there is a possibility that you may not die. So we see in the beginning of the Bible that sin began through adding to and subtracting from God's Word. And so, right at the end of the Bible, there is a strong warning against adding to or subtracting from God's Word.

Today, many have made the small "t" traditions of the Church on the same level as  the "T" traditions given to us by the Word of God, and handed down by the Fathers of the Church. They have made them almost equally important. Likewise, many have subtracted from God's Word by saying that obedience to certain small "t" traditions trump the "T" traditions handed down to us.

We must be very careful to eliminate from our lives, our homes, and the Church, everything that is contrary to the "T's" of God's Word. And we must be equally careful to add to our lives and our homes everything that we have missed out from God's Word.

Through our attitude to His Word, God tests us to see whether we are ready to live with Him for eternity or not.

Ps.138:2 states that God has magnified His Word above His Name. So if we dishonour God's word, we dishonour God's Name. Many in "Catholicism" have added to and subtracted from the big "T's" of God's Word. Thus they have ended in spiritual harlotry. We need to be warned by their failure.