Are The Bible And Its Mission Incomplete?
This article covers the answer to the question: “Are The Bible And Its Mission Incomplete?”
The previous Scriptures were meant for a limited period for a group of humans who were limited in knowledge. That is why they were not protected from corruption. They were a stepping stone for the more advanced timeless Revelation. People in the days of Jesus were not ready to hear about wonders and miracles of the Universe (John 16:12 ), so they were given a temporary Gospel teaching love, works, and faith.
This Gospel underwent distortion, addition and omission, because of the fact that it was not intended to be a permanent complete Guidance. Hence it was not protected by God.
Also in the Gospel, Jesus states that his message is incomplete;
“I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.” (John 16:12)
Furthermore, even the Bible [Revised Standard Version] itself admits it has various distortions;
“How can you say, ‘We are wise, and the law of the LORD is with us’? But, behold, the false pen of the scribes has made it into a lie.” (Jeremiah 8:8)
“Behold, I am against the prophets, says the LORD, who use their tongues and say, ‘Says the LORD.’ (Jeremiah 23:31)
“But ‘the burden of the LORD’ you shall mention no more, for the burden is every man’s own word, and you pervert the words of the living God, the LORD of hosts, our God.” (Jeremiah 23:36)
“And the LORD said to me: “The prophets are prophesying lies in my name; I did not send them, nor did I command them or speak to them. They are prophesying to you a lying vision, worthless divination, and the deceit of their own minds.” (Jeremiah 14:14)
Even Jesus admits the Scribes omitted things from the Bible;
“Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cumin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.” (Matthew 23:23)
Paul even states the Gospel is unclear and incomplete;
“And on my behalf, that utterance may be given unto me in opening my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel,” (Ephesians 6:19 )
“But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.” (1 Corinthians 13:10)