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Hold to God's word as it is written in Bible
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Mankind must have the proper disposition toward the word of God. When it is read, it should be read even as Nehemiah had it read, "So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading" (Nehemiah 8:8).

The Bible is not to be worshipped as if it was an idol, but it should be respected as the word of God. Man should be eager to read and study God’s book and realize that one cannot "cut out" what is not liked. God has provided for man’s spiritual wellbeing so that man can know he is in a right relationship with God.

God’s word must be presented as he has delivered it to man without change (Deuteronomy 4:2), (Proverbs 30:6), (Revelation 22:18, 19). In the beginning, middle and end of his book, God warns man not to try and change his word.

Man tries to help God sometimes. God does not need help.

"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 (Isaiah 55:8,9).

Jesus told in many places that his word must be obeyed.

"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" (John 12:48). "Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven" (Matthew 7:21).

When Paul was writing to the church at Corinth he told them that, "I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment" (1 Corinthians 1:10).

Besides these things, the Bible tells us there is only one church. Notice the following passages: "And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, Which is his body, the fullness of him that filleth all in all. (Ephesians 1:22,23). There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling" (Ephesians 4:4).

"And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence." (Colossians 1:18).

Another passage to look at is found in Matthew 16:18, "And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it."

Jesus said he would build His Church and he did. He paid for the church with his own blood.

"Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood" (Acts 20:28).

Some would try and cut the previous passages out of their Bible, but God’s word still remains. It will never be destroyed. Everyone needs to go to the Bible and to follow its teachings as they are from God.

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