A few days ago I was engaged in a discussion with several individuals about what “The Bible” is not: The Word of God. Though not my intention, they became quite agitated at my unbending stand. Very agitated.
My stance is simple: Either “The Bible” is The Word of God or Jesus [the] Christ is; not both. I based by stance on what God’s revelation to His son says at Revelation 19:13:
He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God.
Such a statement is not uttered by God concerning a book – any book – especially one men stood up and named The Bible.
My stance is also based on what The Most High God says of His Son and His command to us to listen to him at Luke 9:35:
A voice came from the cloud, saying, “This is my Son, whom I have chosen; listen to him.
There are many other Scriptures, but above two are no-brainers concerning who Jesus [the] Christ is: The Word of God and The Son of God.
I have attempted to show these persons that even within their own words they elevate “The Bible” to a lofty position that does not belong to it. In fact, they defend the Bible as The Word of God rather than championing Jesus [the] Christ as the only Word of God.
I have explained to them that they have done to “The Son” what they have done to “The Father:” They have placed another next to them. For example, concerning the Father, they have placed other gods next to Him by way of the Trinity teaching. The Most High God has spoken at Exodus 20:1-3:
And God spoke all these words: I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. You shall have no other gods before me.
Yet, they have set Jesus and the Holy Spirit has God.
Concerning Jesus [the] Christ as The Word of God, they have stood up another – The Bible – and also call it The Word of God.
Listening to these persons speak, they view The Bible as The Authority of all that they believe. Let me give you an example to show you how misled they are.
One of the persons I was having a discussion with concerning “Who Is The Truth” the individual said that both The Bible and Jesus [the] Christ are the truth. I asked him to show me where it is spoken by God or Christ where it states that. He directed me to John 14:6 and he said that The Bible says:
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
My response to him was that The Bibledoes not say that.
He became very agitated and said, “What do you mean the Bible does not say that? Can you read?”
I said, “Yes, I can read and the Bible does not say “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me,” Jesus says that.
This I did to show him that he – and many like him – ascribe to a book what Jesus himself said. The book does not say this, a person – Jesus [the] Christ does. He became even more agitated.
Yet, many of them look to me and say you do not believe the Bible. No, I believe the things that God utters and I believe and listen to the one He says is His Son and The Word of God. Never will ascribe to any book God’s word. Never will as ascribe to a book the things Jesus [the] Christ says. I will never say, “The Bible says …” when it was Jesus or His Father in heaven who said it.