The Bible is the book of books; it tells us how we got here, why we are here and where we are going (depending upon how we live). In it we find the history of man, both good and bad. It also assures us there is life beyond the grave. The Bible is inspired of God (2 Tim. 3:16-17). Since all Scripture is inspired of God (came from God) we are to believe it and obey the commands as revealed in the New Testament.
The Bible is sufficient and complete within itself. It is not to be added to, subtracted from, or substituted for in any way (Rev. 22:18-19; Gal. 1:7-9). Peter writes, “If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God” (1 Pet. 4:11).
[Please note that the word “oracles” refers to God’s Word (Acts 7:38; Rom. 3:2; Heb. 5:12). If any man speaks (presenting a spiritual lesson), his speaking/teaching is to agree with the word of God. Any man speaking something that contradicts the word of God is not speaking “as the oracles of God”!]
(The thought for this article came from Bible Themes, By J. C. Choate)