Is the Bible the Final and Complete
Revelation From God?
From the mouth of the Lord Jesus Himself we learn that “the Scriptures testify of Me” [Jn.5:39]. All of their messages focus upon Him as He expounded on the Emmaus road and to His own disciples after His resurrection [Lk.24:25-27, 44-49].
From the beginning God’s purposes have been wrapped up in the promised Seed [Christ] who will bruise the head of the serpent [Gen.3:15]. The Lord later affirmed to Abraham that the blessings of justification and the promise of the Holy Spirit would be secured through the coming of his Seed, that is, Christ [Gal.3:14-16]. Indeed, “all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and Amen” [2 Cor.1:20].
All previous messages through the prophets were partial and preparatory awaiting the full revelation of Christ who, as the Word [Jn.1:1,14,18], fully and finally expressed the nature and purposes of God [Heb.1:1,2]. What further revelation is needed beyond the record of Him who is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of His nature? [Heb.1:3]. Those whom He chose and designated testified of Him in word and in the Scriptures with Divine approval and authority [Heb.2:3,4]. The Scriptures they penned were inspired by the Spirit as He superintended their written words [2 Pet.1:20,21].
He Himself is “the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end” [Rev.22:13]. Christ is the sum total of all that God has spoken to man. The final expression of this is contained in the book of Revelation which was given by God to Jesus and then to John [Rev.1:1]. This is God’s final revelation about His Son and the Son’s final revelation which He gave to His apostle [Rev.22:16]. Anyone who adds to this final revelation will come under the judgment of God [Rev.22:18,19].
The sufficiency of the Bible is evident because its subject is Christ in whom dwells all the fullness of Deity in bodily form [Col.2:9]. God has spoken to us in His Son whom He has appointed heir of all things [Heb.1:2]. The Qur’an adds nothing to that revelation because its focus is certainly not Christ.
Simply stated, if Christ is God’s full and final revelation of Himself to man, then the book of Revelation is Christ’s own final, fitting, and authorized capstone of that revelation as noted above.
When all is said and done, the Word of God is sharper than any two-edged sword and cuts whether men acknowledge it to be inspired or not. Use it, my brother, with full confidence and the Holy Spirit will bear witness with conviction to His own inspired Scriptures.
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