“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.”
King James Version (KJV)
A prayer for David's comment on 2020-10-26 19:47:47:
Heavenly Father, I pray that you will cover this problem with your loving hand. While my mind is confused and struggles to find the right path, I know that you can heal any situation. Bring your peace and hope to my life. Hold me close to you so that my heart and mind may be kept safe. I pray that you will use the power of your truth to transform any darkness into your love and light. You are my fortress and my place of refuge. In times of difficulties, I turn to you for protection from harm. Thank you for protecting me and giving me your blessings in my life , Amen.
Clev's comment on 2020-10-26 09:10:33:
This light can also be the hope of humanity. The hope of eternal life. All of the sorrows of life, with it's disappointments, betrayals, illnesses and such likes cannot extinguish this eternal hope of mankind.
Chris's comment on 2020-10-25 21:09:44:
Your comment is appreciated Hugo. Indeed, the Church has been blessed with many gifted with abilities from God. And prophecy was one of them. Some would argue the prophetical content of those so gifted: are they establishing the published prophecies in the Word, or are they proclaiming something added to existing prophecies, or even something totally new as some have been prophesying on future events from present news. To this, I am very concerned & of course, the truth of the prophecy can be verified by its outcome: Deuteronomy 18:20-22.
The Bible, in totality, is God's Word, past, present & future, to mankind. Prophets in the past have received God's Word directly to them which they have faithfully passed on. Others such as the apostles, in the new Church age, took up those prophecies & shed further light on them as they were led of the Spirit. Sometimes, they declared a 'mystery', something which was not revealed or clearly seen before (e.g. Romans 11:25, 1 Corinthians 15:51, 2 Thessalonians 2:7, & others). And the union of believing Jew & Gentile in Christ's Church is seen today in full measure.
In the Church now, which has the whole counsel of God in the Word & by His Spirit, any prophetical utterance has to be seen & tested by what has already been revealed. The fear that I expressed concerns the volume of cults & other God-centric religions that proclaim & prophesy matters that are not in the Bible, even anti-biblical & anti-Christian in content. And we also have a plethora of those who want to tingle our ears with something new so that we might be drawn to their 'prophecies or delusions', even donating money to keep their ministry going & our accepting them as fact rather than seeing them as 'an opinion', yet to be verified. Where is that "one prophet" of God out of a 1000 false ones that will make our hearts & spirits burn with joy & hope, rather than tingle our ears with nonsense? Blessings & peace on you too brother.
Hugo Zyl's comment on 2020-10-25 19:58:14:
God bless you brother Chris
You speak devoutly but we must not throw out the baby with the bathwater. Ephesians 4:11 clearly tells us that there are still prophets in the Church age. There may be 1,000 false prophets, but there will also be 1 who truly has received the office of being a prophet from Almighty God.
Let us get the Holy Spirit and then we can not be deceived.
Peace & Love in Christ
Rob's comment on 2020-10-25 17:38:17:
Add thou not unto his words , lest he reprove thee and thou be found a liar .
There is another verse similar to this one .
Chris's comment on 2020-10-25 15:11:10:
The warning in Revelation 22:18,19 is specifically to the prophecies of the Book of the Revelation given to John. However, the warning is relevant in regard to any extra-biblical treatment to any of the other books of the Bible.
It comes to us as a solemn warning that up to this point (i.e. the final revelation in the Bible), Jesus has only given this much news of the Church present & that which is to come upon it & the World. Many attempt to add more to it by way of special revelation, or as supposed prophets coming after the close of this Book. Their prophecies are false & their adherents usually have to reject the Bible in part or whole & cling onto the proclamations of their prophet as the final word 'from God'. We can think of Islam & the cults & a myriad of religions that have given their own versions of the present & future, that ultimately will fail as they are in direct conflict with the revelation from Heaven. These verses truly come to all of us as solemn warnings.
Revelation 2219's comment on 2020-10-25 12:21:16:
From the Commentary on This Website. Free to everybody :)
Wesley's Notes for Revelation 2:19
2:19 I know thy love - How different a character is this from that of the angel of the church at Ephesus! The latter could not bear the wicked, and hated the works of the Nicolaitans; but had left his first love and first works. The former retained his first love, and had more and more works, but did bear the wicked, did not withstand them with becoming vehemence. Mixed characters both; yet the latter, not the former, is reproved for his fall, and commanded to repent. And faith, and thy service, and patience - Love is shown, exercised, and improved by serving God and our neighbour; so is faith by patience and good works.
People's Bible Notes for Revelation 2:19
Re 2:19 The last [to be] greater than the first. "That thy last works are more than the first" (Revised Version). Instead of retrograding, their works grew more excellent.
Rob's comment on 2020-10-25 12:04:48:
Excellent question .
We need to be very careful we are not changing the truth of scriptures, any time . Always confess your errors to the lord , we all make them , the truth will set us free from the errors .
Deuteronomy 4. 2
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 .
audrey hardie's comment on 2020-10-25 05:31:54:
is the lord speaking of Revelation 22 19 or is this for the entire Bible?
colette cleveland's comment on 2015-02-03 21:21:32:
Just as revelation 22 verse 18-19 says, obey the word! It 's written! I only stick to KingJames! NIV bible is missing powerful words! Yet many teachers teach from it! Truth is truth! We living in a dark world and I 'm not surprised bibles being tampered with! Children gets a hold of these bibles may loose the truth on Gods principles! It 's up to the individual to search seek and find! When God says it 's a command then do it! Read from a watered down bible! You get a watered down teaching! To a compromising teacher! No power no flame! Luke warm!!!
Ron's comment on 2014-12-31 12:34:16:
I believe if someone makes a new bible and translates it into something they believe is to be true when its not than they are taking away the words of the bible ...and if you think about it that could even apply to preaching the bible and sending the wrong messages ,,because if your not teaching the right way what the bible says and your preaching your own version of it than in a way thats also takeing the words out of he bible
Nicole's comment on 2014-12-05 06:17:35:
For one example, the NIV takes out the word "blood " from God 's Word over 200 times. To say that translations outside of the 1611 KJV only change the materical for those "not as educated " is a very uneducated thing to say. Please research and pray on this topic more before sharing your opinion to those who still may be young Christians. P.S. Studies have been done on the 1611 KJV and they found that it only requires a 6th grade reading comprehension level to understand it. Even if you as an adult come across a word you do not understand, you can study the meaning or simply use the context of the verse. It 's sad there is so much confusion over the topic, the previous poster is correct, we should not quarrel over translations however, in a sin riddled world, this is another tactic of the devil to cause dissention in the church.
Matthew's comment on 2014-07-14 02:30:31:
Once I was doing a memory verse quiz and I couldn 't remember what it was, and I wrote what I thought that it was close to, but I know it wasn 't right. I don 't know if I took away from the Bible or not.
Isaac's comment on 2013-06-09 22:48:07:
Charles, The verse does NOT say "those who change the bible..." it says, "those who TAKE AWAY from the words of this book of prophecy..."
The different translations are for those who are not as educated in reading the English language. It allows for them to understand the bible and comprehend what God wants them to know. The different translations are broken down by readying level. If you think about it the only difference in King James and New King James is the "thee, thou, thus, etc." There is really nothing changed in the bible, and yet it says the same thing. The same message that Christ came and saved us all from our sins is still written in there. Now when you take that part our you have "Taken Away" not changed.
I don't think God intended for us to quarl over the different translations, but yet gave the writes/printers the ability to reach a new generation with their understanding of the Word of God.
We as Christians should not be here complaining about the differences in the translations, but doing as the Bible says in Matthew 27: 19-20 "The Great Commission.
Thanks for listening and God bless!
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Charles's comment on 2011-01-11 17:19:41:
I dont understand why people still make different translations of the Bible when the Bible says not to change it