Does the warning in Revelation 22:18-19 apply to the entire Bible or just the Book of Revelation?


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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
Revelation 22:18-19 contains a warning to anyone who tampers with the biblical text: "For I testify together to everyone who hears the Words of the prophecy of this Book: If anyone adds to these th...

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Data Miho Valle Evangelist
The word "Book" in Revelation 22:18-19 in Greek is bibliou, biblion, Word Origin from biblos, hence we have the word "Bible".
So, when Jesus said, "For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: 
He is speaking in the entirety of the whole bible as a whole (Deuteronomy 4:1-2).

Here is a good example..
Jeremiah 36:4 "Then Jeremiah called Baruch the son of Neriah: and Baruch wrote from the mouth of Jeremiah all the words of the LORD, which he had spoken unto him, upon a roll of a book".
Jeremiah 36:23 "And it came to pass, that when Jehudi had read three or four leaves, he cut it with the penknife, and cast it into the fire that was on the hearth, until all the roll was consumed in the fire that was on the hearth.
27 Then the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah, after that the king had burned the roll, and the words which Baruch wrote at the mouth of Jeremiah, saying, 28 Take thee again another roll, and write in it all the former words that were in the first roll, which Jehoiakim the king of Judah hath burned.

Note: Jehoiakim cut God's word and cast it into the fire.,Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah. Watch what happens as God's warning is fulfilled.

Verse 29)And thou shalt say to Jehoiakim king of Judah, Thus saith the LORD; Thou hast burned this roll, saying, Why hast thou written therein, saying, The king of Babylon shall certainly come and destroy this land, and shall cause to cease from thence man and beast? 30 Therefore thus saith the LORD of Jehoiakim king of Judah; He shall have none to sit upon the throne of David: and his dead body shall be cast out in the day to the heat, and in the night to the frost.

Note: The King tampered, or "Took away of God's word", 19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life".

Jehoiakims outcome...".He shall have none to sit upon the throne of David: and his dead body shall be cast out"
God took away his part as a King. 

So than, is the whole bible God's word?
2 Timothy 3:16
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
2 Peter 1:21
For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
Note: Since "ALL" scriptures are given by inspiration of God,and holy men moved by the Holy Ghost, than, the "WHOLE" Bible, being inspired by The Living God is His word, and cannot be "ADDED" to, nor "Taken Away" from.

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Hpim2228 %283%29 Rich Hazeltine
One must consider that Paul was speaking to Timothy about the Hebrew scriptures. I don't think Paul himself would assign such authority to his own writing in general. There was in New Testament bible in that era. I tend to filter confusing new testament verses through the understanding of the O. T. and my understanding of God's nature and intent.

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