Can the Bible be Distorted?

This is a widely asked question, and many have written about this important subject. But I want to share what God says in the Bible, that His Word cannot be changed, distorted or altered. Let us see what the Bible says about this:

  • “Do not add to what I command you and do not subtract from it, but keep the commands of the Lord your God that I give you.” (Tawrat, Deuteronomy 4:2)
  • “See that you do all I command you; do not add to it or take away from it.” (Tawrat, Deuteronomy 12: 32)
  • “After Moses finished writing in a book the words of this law from beginning to end, he gave this command to the Levites who carried the ark of the covenant of the Lord: Take this Book of the Law and place it beside the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God. There it will remain as a witness against you.” (Tawrat, Deuteronomy 31: 24-26)
  • “Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.” (Tawrat, Joshua 1: 8)
  • “The Spirit of the Lord spoke through me; His word was on my tongue.” (Tawrat, 2 Samuel 23: 2)
  • “I will not violate my covenant or alter what my lips have uttered.” (Zabour – Psalm 89: 34)
  • “Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. Do not add to his words, or he will rebuke you and prove you a liar.” (Tawrat, Proverbs 30: 5-6)
  • “Look in the scroll of the Lord and read: None of these will be missing, not one will lack her mate. For it is his mouth that has given the order, and his Spirit will gather them together.” (Tawrat, Isaiah 34: 16)
  • “A voice says, “Cry out.” And I said, “What shall I cry?” “All people are like grass, and all their faithfulness is like the flowers of the field. The grass withers and the flowers fall, because the breath of the Lord blows on them. Surely the people are grass. The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.” (Tawrat, Isaiah 40: 6-8)
  • “As for me, this is my covenant with them, says the Lord. “My Spirit, who is on you, will not depart from you, and my words that I have put in your mouth will always be on your lips, on the lips of your children and on the lips of their descendants—from this time on and forever,” says the Lord.” (Tawrat, Isaiah 59: 21)
  • “The word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew[a] you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” “Alas, Sovereign Lord,” I said, “I do not know how to speak; I am too young.” But the Lord said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am too young.’ You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the Lord. Then the Lord reached out his hand and touched my mouth and said to me, “I have put my words in your mouth.” (Tawrat, Jeremiah 1: 4-9)
  • “The Lord said to me, You have seen correctly, for I am watching to see that my word is fulfilled.” (Tawrat, Jeremiah 1: 12)
  • “Take a scroll and write on it all the words I have spoken to you concerning Israel, Judah and all the other nations from the time I began speaking to you in the reign of Josiah till now.” (Tawrat, Jeremiah 36: 2)
  • Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the people of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me.” (Tawrat, Ezekiel 33: 7)
  • “I spoke to the prophets, gave them many visions and told parables through them.” (Tawrat, Hosea 12: 10)
  • “For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.” (Injil, Matthew 5: 18)
  • “For it will not be you speaking, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.” (Injil, Matthew 10: 20)
  • “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.” (Injil, Matthew 24: 35)
  • “But God has helped me to this very day; so I stand here and testify to small and great alike. I am saying nothing beyond what the prophets and Moses said would happen.” (Injil, Acts 26: 22)
  • “What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us. This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words.” (Injil, 1 Corinthians 2: 12-13)
  • “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God[a] may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” (Injil, 2 Timothy 3: 16-17)
  • “For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God. For, “All people are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord endures forever.” And this is the word that was preached to you.” (Injil, 1 Peter 1: 23-25)
  • “Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things. For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.” (Injil, 2 Peter 1: 20-21)
  • “I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this scroll: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to that person the plagues described in this scroll. And if anyone takes words away from this scroll of prophecy, God will take away from that person any share in the tree of life and in the Holy City, which are described in this scroll.” (Injil, Revelation 22: 18-19)

After all this, can anyone say to distort, alter or change the Bible? No way. How when God Almighty says, “I will not violate my covenant or alter what my lips have uttered,” and He says, “for I am watching to see that my word is fulfilled,” He confirms that, “until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.”

How can the Bible be distorted, changed or changed after God commanded: “Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.” (Deuteronomy 11: 18-20)

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