… Not two.
Nothing … no person, no organization and no book by any name that man gives it can occupy the lofty and exclusive God-given title of The Word of God.
Yet, a battle – a spiritual one – rages on over who is exclusively is The Word of God.
The religious system – called by men – Christianity has raised up a book in our so-called modern era and has placed it in a holy place where only one person can be. That book is called the Bible.
A Parallel To The Prophet Moses’ Day
Long ago The Most High God sent Moses into Egypt to secure a release of his people held in bondage there. By God’s mighty hand, the ancient Israelites were released (set free) and Moses led them to the base of Mount Sinai, God’s holy mountain.
Moses then departed from the people to go up into the mountain to receive God’s law; a law that the people would live by. Moses would be the mediator of that law between God and the people.
In his absence, the people fashioned for themselves a golden calf, that would serve as a god for them. The way they did this was through a Levitical Priest, Aaron, Moses brother. So it was via a religious element that this false god was fashioned. They had forgotten who it was who delivered them out of Egypt, God Himself through Moses.
Notice what God says to Moses at Exodus 32:7-8:
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Go down, because your people, whom you brought up out of Egypt, have become corrupt. They have been quick to turn away from what I commanded them and have made themselves an idol cast in the shape of a calf. They have bowed down to it and sacrificed to it and have said, ‘These are your gods, Israel, who brought you up out of Egypt.’
Four things stand out here:
- In Moses’ absence, the people became corrupt.
- They were impatient and quick to turn away from what God had commanded them.
- They made a substitute god for themselves via a priest.
- They bowed down to this god rather than to The One True God.
Today, a similar thing has happened. God sent His Son into the world to release all of mankind from the stain and curse of death. The Son of God arrived and started a ministry and brotherhood. He then left his people (disciples) and returned into heaven. Yet, in his absence, what have the people done?
They too have become corrupt and have been quick to turn away from what God had commanded them. What was that command? At Luke 9:35, God commanded:
A voice came from the cloud, saying, “This is my Son, whom I have chosen; listen to him.
Instead, they listen to the religious system called by men Christianity and its “golden calf” called The Bible.
In Christ’s absence, the people have created their own form of a golden calf called The Bible and it was done through a Priesthood as well. Today, millions revere and bow down to this man-made creation and call it The Word of God. Thus …
- In Christs’ absence the people became corrupt.
- They became impatient and quick to turn away from what God had commanded them. (Luke 9:35)
- They made a substitute god for themselves – called the Bible – through a priesthood.
- They bow down to this god rather than to The One True God.
Like Moses was the mediator between ancient Israel and God, so Christ today is the mediator between all of mankind and God. This ONE mediator – who is The ONLY Word of God – is not being listened to. A book has replaced him. (1 Tim 2:5)
Listen to why I do not hold up high The Bible as The Word of God.