“Heaven and earth will pass away, but My (Jesus’) words will by no means pass away” (Matthew 24:35)
“He who rejects Me (Jesus Christ), and does not receive My words, has that which judges him – – the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day” (John 12:48)
“Your (God’s) word is truth (true)” (John 17:17b)
“And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire” (Revelation 20:15)
Sometimes we come across words we have to look up in the dictionary, such as “clanging” or “cacophony,” or others. I, for one, look up some of these words, but am content to use every day, simple language. And languages are basically composed of words with which we communicate, either in speaking or in writing.
Many folks often use “religious” words to indicate their beliefs. A recent survey put out by LifeWay Research entitled The 2022 State of Theology, has one observer’s following conclusion: “…(This) survey reveals that Americans increasingly reject the divine origin and complete accuracy of the Bible. With no enduring plumb line of absolute truth to conform to, U.S. adults are also increasingly holding to unbiblical worldviews related to human sexuality. (Even) in the Evangelical sphere, doctrines (systematic teachings) including the deity and exclusivity of Jesus Christ, as well as the inspiration and authority of the Bible, are increasingly being rejected.” (Written by Dr. John Eckman, “Sound Doctrine” and Evangelical Christianity in 2022).
So, in simple terms, many today are turning from believing the authoritative, eternal, and written word(s) of the living God to a clanging cacophony of human sounds. It really boils down to this: one either believes in the Word of God, or one follows humanly produced terminologies and ideologies. How serious is this? It’s basically a matter of eternal life or eternal death. Only God’s Truth (The Holy Bible), promises everlasting life to those who believe and follow it! Will it be man’s words, or will it be God’s Word for you? Read It, then heed It (Joshua 1:8; Revelation 1:3)!
This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. (Joshua 1:8)
Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near. (Revelation 1:3)