The Bible Is The Only Book We Need
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 equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17
The Bible is God’s word. It is inspired, or God-breathed. The Holy Scriptures contain the truth that mankind needs for salvation. God’s word is profitable for us: for learning, growing, and teaching others. Through the Scriptures we can be complete. It contains all that we need in order to be equipped, or prepared for, doing what is good and righteous.
The Holy Bible contains everything that we need, which then means that we don’t require any other book. Everything that God requires us to know is found within the Scriptures. We don’t need to look elsewhere to find additional truth. We don’t need other books or manuals and we don’t need the teachings of men.
The Bible is the only thing that we need for spiritual growth and guidance, and we need to make sure that we are not adding onto what we find in the Bible or leaving anything out. Adding our own content to the teachings of the Gospel or leaving out commandments found within the Bible is forbidden. And we can find multiple warnings against modifying God’s word.
For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. Revelation 22:18-19
“Now, O Israel, listen to the statutes and the judgments which I teach you to observe, that you may live, and go in and possess the land which the LORD God of your fathers is giving you. You shall not add to the word which I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you. Deuteronomy 4:1-2
Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him. Do not add to His words, Lest He rebuke you, and you be found a liar. Proverbs 30:5-6
The Bible is the only book that is given by inspiration of God and is the only book that we need, so it should be the only book that we use for spiritual guidance - in its pure, unaltered state.
-- John Thrower Jr.