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    I've read many articles that talk about how the bible cannot be added to or have words taken away from it, then they reference revelations 22:18 as the reason

    "18 I am warning everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book. If you add anything to them, God will add to you the plagues told about in this book. 19 If you take any words away from this book of prophecy, God will take away from you your share in the tree of life. He will also take away your place in the Holy City. This book tells about these things."

    However revelations was originally a single book before it was added to the new testament when that was formed many years later, so you can't really apply it the more than just revelations right? not that im saying one should modify the bible.

  • #2
    Wow, that's a good question. Never thought about it that way. I'd like to know the answer as well.

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    • #3
      The book of Revelation is the last book of the bible and thus closes it. There is no good reason to want to add to or take away from scripture. Only Satan would want to go down that route.
      Discernment is not knowing the difference between right and wrong. It is knowing the difference between right and almost right. - Charles H. Spurgeon

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      • #4
        I know its the last book, and it does seem like an appropriate place to put a statement like that, and the bible was written by God through men's hands, but since all that is true, you would think it would be a more open ended statement if it was meant to apply to the whole bible.
        Of course there is no reason, in fact there is good reason not to, add or take away from any of the bible, but that is irrelevant to my question.
        In fact now that I look at the passage more, its almost looking like its not even talking about all the words in the book of revelations, but rather the words of the prophecies in revelations specifically. Its looking like if someone were to append some irrelevant fact like "God made the earth" into revelations, then they wouldn't have the curse put on them, but if someone changed it so that there will only be one bowl judgement, then they will receive the curse.

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        • #5
          I think the intent is clear that there is a high price to pay for interfering with the book of Revelation specifically and scripture in general.
          Discernment is not knowing the difference between right and wrong. It is knowing the difference between right and almost right. - Charles H. Spurgeon

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          • #6
            The book of Revelation is a book of future events.Other prophesy in the bible was given to men from God.Revelation is a book on future events given by Jesus Christ.This is what sets this book apart from the others.This book has future events that the Lord Jesus Christ himself revealed to John.The passage that states "Not to Add Too" or "Take Away From" is a warning not to mess with the revelation revealed to us by Christ himself because the revelation is an unveiling about the future.Can you imagine if someone in the past added to this book or took stuff out of this book?It would throw the entire book off.Such a strong warning was intended for the book of Revelation and the Lord intends it to remain exactly how he showed and revealed the future events to John.Since this warning is stated in the book of Revelation then it's safe to assume that this warning was indeed intended specially for the book of Revelation.

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            • #7
              Deuteronomy 4:2 also makes the same statement ~ "Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you."

              Do you really believe or think that God would command that only those 2 books out of all 66 were not to be "tampered" with? Knowing what we know of God, knowing that the Bible is His inerrent, inspired Word, knowing that He is the Word...John 1:1 ~ "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. ", I think it's safe to say that none of it is to be tampered with.

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              • #8
                Revelation completed the Bible. The Bible is now one book, authored by God's divine will through various men: from paradise lost in Genesis to paradise regained in Revelation.

                Put your trust in God and not in some clever argument.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Christina View Post
                  Deuteronomy 4:2 also makes the same statement ~ "Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you."

                  Do you really believe or think that God would command that only those 2 books out of all 66 were not to be "tampered" with? Knowing what we know of God, knowing that the Bible is His inerrent, inspired Word, knowing that He is the Word...John 1:1 ~ "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. ", I think it's safe to say that none of it is to be tampered with.

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                  • #10
                    I agree with Christina and Mr Mannn, and would only add that the correct title of the book is "The Revelation of Jesus Christ" and to refer to it as " revelations" diminishes it.
                    Giving the book the reverence and understanding it deserves as Jesus own work, as revealed to His beloved disciple John, will deepen your knowledge, and bring insight to many questions.

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                    • #11
                      I stated in my other post that the other books of the bible are inspired by God.As Christina pointed out there are scripture that implies not to change any of God's word,as we should never do.The book of Revelation is an unveiling of future events and this Revelation was given to John by "Jesus Christ" ,as I pointed out earlier, this is what makes this book altogether different from the rest of the Bible.I think the main point here is not to start a debate over the inerrant word of God.Common sense tells a person not to change God's word and someone searching for the truth in God's word would not be changing God's word anyways.The bottom line is Jesus Christ warned anyone who adds too or takes away from the book will have the plagues added too or their name taken from the book of life.It even goes so far as to say,"This Book"
                      Revelation 22:18 For I testify unto every man that hearth the words of THIS prophecy of THIS book,if any man shall add unto these things,God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in THIS book
                      Revelation 22:19 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 the things which are written in THIS BOOK.
                      So common sense tells us to never change any of God's word,however this specific warning is meant for this book,The book Of Revelation!
                      Here is some more information you might find helpful
                      http://www.gotquestions.org/erased-book-life.html

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by graybeard View Post
                        ... the correct title of the book is "The Revelation of Jesus Christ" and to refer to it as " revelations" diminishes it.
                        I agree.
                        I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked.
                        For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor;
                        no good thing does He withhold from those whose walk is blameless.

                        Psalm 84:10-11

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by adamk9 View Post
                          I've read many articles that talk about how the bible cannot be added to or have words taken away from it, then they reference revelations 22:18 as the reason

                          "18 I am warning everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book. If you add anything to them, God will add to you the plagues told about in this book. 19 If you take any words away from this book of prophecy, God will take away from you your share in the tree of life. He will also take away your place in the Holy City. This book tells about these things."

                          However revelations was originally a single book before it was added to the new testament when that was formed many years later, so you can't really apply it the more than just revelations right? not that im saying one should modify the bible.

                          It's obviously for the book of Revelation but since Revelation is compiled with the canon I would include it for all canon (scripture). http://www.bible-researcher.com/canon.html

                          Even if that stipulation was not there I wouldn't be messing with God's word anyway, but that doesn't stop the pagans, apostates, and heretics. They will have a day of regret.



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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Anddra View Post
                            I think the intent is clear that there is a high price to pay for interfering with the book of Revelation specifically and scripture in general.
                            The heavens are telling of the glory of God; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.
                            Day to day pours forth speech, And night to night reveals knowledge.
                            (Psa 19:1b-2)

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Anddra View Post
                              I think the intent is clear that there is a high price to pay for interfering with the book of Revelation specifically and scripture in general.

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