Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Missing Scripture?

First of all, please understand that none of what is to follow is meant to unfairly demean, embarrass nor insult anyone for anything they may want to believe is the truth. For I have a spent a great deal of my life stumbling around in the darkness of spiritual ignorance while fully believing that I was walking upright in the Light, and it was not until our Heavenly Father started making Himself real to me (as opposed to just being a character in an ancient book) that I starting realizing how deceived I was.

Another thing that needs to be explained beforehand is that all references to our Heavenly Father, who truly is the Lord God Almighty and the Creator of all that exists apart from Himself, in this piece are also references to His only begotten Son, who truly is the Lord Jesus Christ, and His Holy Spirit. For they truly are one and the same with one another.

Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things. For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. 2 Peter 1:20-21 NIV

[2Peter 1:20-21] is a good place to start a serious discussion on the possibility of there being some missing Scripture. For if it cannot be accepted on faith that all true Scripture comes directly from our Heavenly Father, there is no reason for paying all that much attention to what is contained in what is claimed to be His Holy Bible. That is, except for maybe as a source of historical references and as part of a study of ancient philosophies.  For its contents would be from just people not so unlike ourselves.

But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them —bringing swift destruction on themselves. Many will follow their depraved conduct and will bring the way of truth into disrepute. In their greed these teachers will exploit you with fabricated stories. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping. 2 Peter 2:1-3 NIV

[2 Peter 2:1-3] is the second part of the passage that started with 2 Peter 1:20, and it is certainly relevant to this discussion. For it touches upon the absolute truth of the matter truly being that not everything that has been (and still is) taught in our Heavenly Father’s name truly is of Him.

More specifically, there has been much coming from many a pulpit that has led scores of congregants to lean toward accepting that much (if not most) of what is contained in our Heavenly Father’s Holy Bible is nothing more than merely the personal observations of people who just happened to be alive way back when. Taking that even further is that it has been taught that it was another group of mere mortals who decided what would be included in the official canon of Scripture, which leaves the door wide open for speculation on the possibility of something important being left out.

Yes, it can be argued that our Heavenly Father was the first to open that door. For there is a reference to a prophecy given through Enoch in [Jude 1:14], and there is no mention of it in the Book of Genesis, which is where one would naturally think that his words would be recorded.  That is, unless the Book of Enoch should have been included in the official canon of Scripture, of course.

Alas, there would not be any desire to speculate about the possibility of missing Scripture if there was not a wanting to believe in something that is either not included in our Heavenly Father’s Holy Bible or not appearing to be made clear enough for satisfaction. A good example of this would be the importance of the [Bookof Enoch] to those who want to believe that there really has been a true battle between good and evil angels going on since the Garden of Eden, and that our fate rests upon who ultimately wins.

The key to truly knowing and understanding is to truly have a very close and personal relationship with our Heavenly Father. For without that, there is no way to really know if anything contained in His Holy Bible is any more true than what is contained in any of the other texts that are held to be sacred by others.

Be forewarned that much of what our Heavenly Father wants to personally reveal to you that will come as quite a shock. Well, at least it did to me. For there is much about what He actually says is absolutely true that is quite contrary to what has been (and still is) taught in Him most holy name.

One of those things is that His Holy Bible was never meant to be employed as a book of instruction—certainly not in the same way as a school textbook on mathematics, science nor even history normally would be. For His Holy Scriptures were given to serve as written confirmation of what He wants to personally reveal to each and every one of us, on an individual basis and without exception.

No, it will not be the same for all. For it all depends upon what our Heavenly Father wants to accomplish in and through someone that determines when (and to what extent) He will allow and enable them to enter into His absolute truth, but be assured that this does not mean that some are more important to Him than others.  Tragically, far too many refuse to answer His call to come closer to Him on account of not considering themselves worthy when He is the one who justifies.

If you have not quite caught on yet, I am here to say that there is no missing Scripture.  For the true versions of our Heavenly Father’s Holy Bible do indeed contain the sum-total of His Holy Scriptures. Let’s leave a discussion on which versions are actually true for another day—okay?

No, I am not an authority, but I am authorized.  Not to speak for our Heavenly Father, but to boldly proclaim that He does indeed speak through me at times.

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