Prophetic Revelation? or Deceit?
by Ronald W Robey

There are many today who profess to be of the Body of Christ who say that I should open to ” prophetic revelation” from God concerning how we, as Christians should live. Their argument is that we cannot live by the Bible, for, “the letter killeth.” To this, I say, “Hogwash!”

They base their argument on a statement that the apostle Paul made in his second epistle to the church at Corinth in which Paul was speaking of being an able minister of the New Testament. Their argument is taken out of context. The New Testament in no way advocates the rejection of the truths contained in the Bible for “prophetic revelation.”

Any “revelation” that contradicts what is written in the Bible is not revelation at all…it is deceit.

The Bible says that God’s word is for ever settled in Heaven. True “prophetic revelations” will never contradict what God has already spoken in His word.

Further, Jesus Christ Himself said that man shall live by EVERY WORD that proceeds from the mouth of God. (Matthew 4:4) “Every word” includes both those spoken from Heaven today, (should God speak from Heaven today) and those given us in the Bible. This is how we know that God will never contradict what He has spoken in the Bible.

Further, the apostle Paul, in his first epistle to the young evangelist Timothy, wrote that “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” If what is written in Scripture is no longer valid, then the Scripture is not profitable for any of those things that the apostle Paul told the young evangelist Timothy they are profitable for.

I reject any alleged “prophetic revelation” that contradicts what God has said in the Bible, as “prophetic revelation” that contradicts what God has spoken in the Bible is the same to me as if the serpent is saying, “Yea, hath God said…?”