church of Christ - Bryan, Tx
“abiding in the teaching of Christ” - 2 Jn 9

God Has Spoken Unto Us In These Last Days By His Son
(Heb. 1:2)
and

This Testament of Jesus Christ Is Complete & Final!


Does the Bible Really CLAIM To Be 

A Complete and Final Revelation From God?

It not only claims the "new testament" is the complete and final "testament" of Jesus Christ, by which
God speaks to man today; it also says that if anyone, even an angel from heaven, preaches "another"
testament (gospel) he shall be cursed of God -- Gal. 1:6-9. That should settle the matter. But it doesn't,
for there are many who "claim" to have additional revelation from God, being guided by the Holy Spirit
in "traditions", "visions", "divine wisdom", "special revelations", etc. (Concerning the Old Testament,
Jesus said that in the O.T. scriptures they had "Moses and the prophets", and so do we today. It is part
of God's revelation to man, however, we are not under that schoolmaster today -- Gal. 3:22-25.)

That which follows is part of the evidence which establishes beyond any doubt that the New
Testament is the complete and final revelation (testament) of Jesus Christ.

Jesus promised to send the Holy Spirit to guide his apostles into "all the truth" (Jn. 14:26, 16:13). Did
he keep his promise or did his promise fail? We know he kept it because he is the Christ the Son of
God; his promises do not fail. Also because:

1.  Peter said that he “hath given unto us all things that pertain to life and godliness” (2 Pet. 1:3).

2.  Peter also said that we purify our souls in obedience to the truth which is the incorruptible seed, the
word of God that liveth and abideth forever — “which is preached unto you” (1 Pet. 1:22-25).

3.  Paul said that God has revealed to us, by the Holy Spirit, “the wisdom of God… the hidden
wisdom… the things of God… the mind of Christ”  (1 Cor. 2:6-16).

4.  Paul also said that “the mystery of Christ” concerns the salvation of all nations (Jews and Gentiles);
which he said is “in Christ by the gospel”. And this mystery “is now revealed unto his holy apostles
and prophets by the Spirit” (Eph. 3:1-6).

5.  Paul wrote to Timothy that “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 complete, thoroughly furnished unto all good works”
(2 Tim. 3:16-17).

6.  Paul told the Ephesian elders that when he preached among them that “I kept back
nothing that was profitable unto you...” and therefore “I am pure from the blood of  
all men. For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.”
(Acts 20:20, 26-27).

These and other verses tell us plainly that this whole “counsel of God” they preached was indeed “all
the truth” from God. They were guided into it by the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, sent to them by Jesus
from heaven (as he promised). Thus being furnished completely “unto all good works” they were
warned about accepting any other testament or revelation (Gal. 1:6-9).

Contrary to the contentions of Mormons, Pentecostals, JW's, 7th Day Adventists, Catholics, Greek
Orthodox, and others who "claim" to have "new" and "special" revelations from God, the Bible still
contends the New Testament is the complete and final testament (revelation) of Jesus Christ. 

Please Note: Those who claim to have new, or special, or continuing
revelations from God, claim they come from God by the Holy Spirit.
They claim to be guided by the Holy Spirit. The Dilemma is, that they
all give the same evidence or proof for their claim. One "proof" is just
as good as the other. If you're going to believe one then you have to
believe all the others, but each of them denies the other's revelation is
true. They contradict one another and they all contradict the Bible!