"Do not add to His words or He will reprove you, and you will be proved a liar." (Proverbs 30:6)
God is perfect, therefore His words are perfect. But we, being imperfect, cannot recognize perfection. We try to "correct" the perfect with our own flawed words and then the perfect is rendered imperfect. Adding your own words to Scripture is like pouring water on fire: it loses its power.
If American citizens started making up their own laws and ignoring the government's, a lot of people would be in jail. And when Christians start making their own doctrines and ignoring God's, a lot of people will end up in hell. God has never lied and never will. Man has lied and will continue to fib. What first appeared true may turn out false in the end. We must never trust human words unless they reiterate what God has spoken. Why trust the words of a rat when we can listen to a king? Adam and Eve listened to the snake's revised edition of God's commands and their descendants have been listening to it ever since. The smallest addition will stain the whole truth like a teaspoon of grape juice on a white garment. A lie plus the truth won't make it true, but it will make the truth false.
Many men have altered the truth and led the human race into a sink hole. But no matter how many revised versions of Scripture are printed, God will make sure there is always a copy of the original, untainted and unaltered, ready for anyone who is looking for it.
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