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, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
Here, we find a solemn warning concerning changing God’s Word. The integrity of God’s Word should be of utmost importance to the lives of God’s people. The basis of our salvation, and our hope of our eternal life, is based wholly upon the testimony of the Scriptures. If the Scriptures are untrue, unreliable, changeable, or manipulated in anyway the very foundations of our beliefs are destroyed. This is why the Lord promises such dire punishments to fall upon those who willfully pervert the contents of the Word.
In this verse, we find a three-fold judgment placed upon those who pervert the Scriptures:
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