On his Focal Point radio show on Tuesday, Bryan Fischer explained that it’s heresy to alter the word of God.
God spoke! That’s that! Don’t you dare change it!
Which makes you wonder if he’s ever read the Bible…
The comment occurs around the 8:00 mark in the audio below.
… Don’t ever let them get you to doubt the authority, the infallibility, or the inerrancy of the word of God. Why? Because every word of God is true. And there’s a warning: Do not add to His word.
This is what those in Mormonism and Islam have done. In Islam, there is an additional revelation. The Qur’an, that’s considered to be the word of God. Allah — they believe every word was dictated by Allah. They’re simply wrong. They’re violating the premise here of Proverbs 30 of adding to the word of God.
Our friends in Mormonism have done a similar thing with the Book of Mormon. They elevated it to the same status as scripture. It’s another testament to Christ, and what the writer of Proverbs says: Do. Not. Add. To. His. Words. The Bible is sufficient. It is all you need.
Well, Fischer is right about what Proverbs 30:5-6 says:
Every word of God is flawless;
he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.
Do not add to his words,
or he will rebuke you and prove you a liar.
But it raises a rather simple question:
If adding to the Word of God is heresy, then what exactly is the New Testament?
Christians often dismiss all those horrific rules in Leviticus precisely because, they say, Christ’s sacrifice made those laws obsolete. There’s a New Covenant! What is that, if not adding to and modifying God’s words?
Fischer didn’t answer that. He bashed Islam and Mormonism before moving on to a prayer. Wouldn’t want to dwell on religious hypocrisy, I guess.
(Thanks to Kyle for the link)