Is inspiration still going on today?
Has God inspired the writing of a 67th book of the Bible?
In Revelation 22:18-19 is generally believed that this warning was not only for the book of Revelation but also for the Bible as a whole.
For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the 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:
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.
It is believed that when John laid his pen down that inspiration from God for scripture stopped or else the following tragic conclusions take place. If inspiration were still going on today we would be forced to admit:
A. God could have inspired the weird wicked writings of John Smith or Mary Baker Eddy
B. Perhaps we still don’t have all the details concerning salvation
C. That God has allowed millions of devoted and faithful Christians to believe a horrible lie for some 2000 years.
The supreme authority of the Bible.
The Bible is profitable
2 Timothy 3:15-17
The authority of the Bible exceeds that of:
1) Human reason
Agnosticism – He does not think that the Bible is inspired
Liberalism – He believes that many of the ways and things in the Bible are outdated.
Cults – They give lip service to the Bible, but they look upon the writings of their various founders as equal or more superior than scripture
2) The Church
Christ is the head of the Church and while the Church has authority from God it is not the final authority
4) Popes and preachers
The godliest of men can still become capable of errors and this also applies to the Pope and to priests, preachers and teachers. Rome believes that the Church is the divinely appointed custodian of the Bible and it has the final word on what is meant in any specific passage. Many denominations and different religions believe that they can grant and withdraw salvation
5) Feelings and experiences
2 Timothy 3:16-17