When man-made creeds, catechisms, and dogmas are added to the Bible, this is an even more foolish attempt at trying to find fault with perfection. II Timothy 3:16-17 teaches, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” How can any doctrine “thoroughly furnished” be yet more “thoroughly furnished” since it is already “thoroughly furnished?” (Say! Isn’t this one example of “double talk?”) God Wword is complete, due to the fact that it was issued from the mind of God Himself! Only a perfect and sinless God could have a perfect and sinless book written. After all, do not the contents of any writing stem from the very mind of the writer?
I Peter 1:3 says, “According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue.” Take a test here: Fill even the biggest container in the world with any liquids or solids. When the holding capacity has been reached, try pouring yet even additional liquids or solids, and see what happens. That container is full, it can take no more, and it will not take anymore, no matter what the efforts here. Just so, that is the Bible. It is complete! Full! Adequately supplied! Perfect in every way! Filled to the brim! To add to or take away from its sacred pages is to make an attempt at finding fault with perfection. Since there is no fault, this means that only perfection is composed of the Bible’s contents. Foolish is any person doing or thinking otherwise.
Catholicism and Denominationalism were ushered onto the scene for this very reason: Mankind has sorrily sought to find fault with perfection. It’s the mind of man versus the mind of God. There can be no comparison. In Isaiah 55:8-9, God Almighty has the prophet tell Israel, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Both negatively and defensively, this is why much of minkind futilely seeks to change the will of the Creator of the heavens and the earth, and why this Creator does not think like mankind. Isaiah, in repeating the words of God, said, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways.” How dare man think he is more knowledgeable or wiser than God by altering and omitting any of His words! Imperfection can’t go up against perfection. Incomplete can’t vie with complete. Lower mentality can’t equal or top genius. Sinful can’t outsmart sinless. Fault can’t be found with perfection!
The fact that all man-made doctrines contradict one another shows the imperfect minds of those who wrote them. Each doctrine claims to tell the whole truth in religion, yet, they all disagree and conflict in some form with the Bible! Coming from imperfect minds have to make these doctrines imperfect themselves, or else why are they continually being revised? Not so with God’s Word, for our Maker got it right the first time! He did not need a battery of geniuses to accompany Him, a “watchdog” waiting to catch Him in any error, nor did He have to go back and do any proofreading.
Indeed, changing the words of Jehovah God and Jesus Christ His Son, or microscopically investigating and straining to nitpick at every word and command of these two sinless beings, is trying to find fault with perfection. Forget it! Nobody can do it, this writer cares not who makes any so-called neo “discovery” in what is often called “the good book.”
Let us humbly and graciously, for the sake of our precious and eternal souls, heed the words of Jesus in John 12:48-50: “He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day. For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak. And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.”