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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
22:18-19 I testify to every one, &c. - From the fulness of his heart, the apostle utters this testimony, this weighty admonition, not only to the churches of Asia, but to all who should ever hear this book. He that adds, all the plagues shall be added to him; he that takes from it, all the blessings shall be taken from him; and, doubtless, this guilt is incurred by all those who lay hinderances in the way of the faithful, which prevent them from hearing their Lord's I come, and answering, Come, Lord Jesus. This may likewise be considered as an awful sanction, given to the whole New Testament; in like manner as Moses guarded the law, #Deut 4:2|, and Deut 12:32; and as God himself did, #Mal 4:4|, in closing the canon of the Old Testament.
Re 22:18 If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book. See De 4:2 12:32. The whole spirit of the Scripture is against adding to or taking from the Lord's words. This is a warning against spurious revelations.
T.G.'s comment on 2013-07-02 12:09:46:
It was talking only about addition and not subtraction
Martha's comment on 2013-06-05 09:12:15:
My understanding is that THE BOOK OF LIFE, and the LAMB'S BOOK OF LIFE are two separate books. THE BOOK OF LIFE all who are alive on earth names are recorded in it. But the LAMB'S BOOK OF LIFE your name is recorded in it after you accept Jesus as Lord and Savior. Correct me if I am wrong...that's my understanding of the "BOOKS"
Becky's comment on 2013-02-24 05:11:01:
I hope my church did not remove this information, and I will be asking. And I hope to get to read it. Thank you for the knowledge, and the wonderful site I have never seen a site so easy to use. Thank you. Becky.
Brian Parnell's comment on 2013-02-16 10:21:46:
While it can be regarded as an admonition against altering the words of this prophecy, it is far too often taken as a warning against altering the Bible in total, or at all. If that were true it would explain a lot of the woes befalling the Catholic Church after their removal of the Apocrypha. But obviously the writer was referring to his own writings, NOT the Holy Bible...which did not exist for another 1600 years.
Evang. Alleine Moseley's comment on 2012-03-29 08:30:26:
He says, Your name. Yes your blessings as well. God doesn't bless disobedience but the verse specifically states, "Your Name" shall be REMOVED out of the lambs book of life. We all know you're name has to be written within. God bless
Alain Morin's comment on 2011-11-28 18:11:57:
Rev. 13:18 «if anyone insight,let him calculate the number of the beast» This verse indicate that interpreting prophecies for your understanding is of God and it'snt adding to the book. The book always remain as written and can be interpret differently by somebody else.
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