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What Not to Do with God’s Word

“If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book. If any man shall take away from the words of the book of prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life…” (Revelation 22:18-19)

Have you heard spiritual leaders misinterpreting Scriptures to justify their ungodly behavior and that of their favorite members, but rebuke others for doing something ungodly? Jesus showed compassion. God shows compassion, but He never justifies or accepts our sins. Jesus told the man in John 5:14 to stop sinning before something worse happens.

What did God say about adding, subtracting or misinterpreting His Word? “Whatever I command you, you shall be careful to do; you shall not add to nor take away from it.” (Deuteronomy 12:32)

“Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. The prophecy NEVER had its origin in the human will, but prophets, through human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.” (2 Peter 1:20-21)

“…nothing can be put to it, nor anything taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before Him.” (Ecclesiastes 3:14)

“You shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall you diminish ought from it…” (Deuteronomy 4:2)

“… Do not omit a word!” (Jeremiah 26:2)

Final Thoughts

A spiritual leader attempted to change the interpretation of Scriptures to justify his ungodly behavior and that of his congregants. He was engaged to be married, but his future wife said that she is not sure there is a God. Instead of telling her the truth, obviously by his behavior he did not know truth, He was in agreement and said, “I am not so sure there is a God.”

They were married and he continued as the congregational leader. Even though this was a television show moved from my watchlist, I share since there are still false leaders who lead blind congregants due to them not studying like the Bereans to see if others speak truth. (Acts 17:10-15)


Versatile Christian Blogger (Spiritual, Black History, Music, Nature, Miscellaneous). Wife of Minister F. D. Woods, mother of 3 young adults, grandmother of two granddaughters, one grandson. Lord willing, retiring on December 30, 2023, after 37 years on the job.

16 thoughts on “What Not to Do with God’s Word

    1. Besides the excruciating pain in my left wrist, left arm, shoulder and side of my neck I am ok everywhere else at the moment. My surgery to take care of this issues is scheduled for April 4th. I had two surgeries on the right hand and a previous one the left, but this time is the worse. Lord willing, after almost 37 years employed with the US Government, I am submitting my retirement paperwork in July with a December retirement date. Thanks, big brother for asking. Hope you are well.

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    1. Anthonia, besides the excruciating pain in my left wrist, left arm, shoulder and side of my neck I am ok everywhere else at the moment. My surgery to take care of this issues is scheduled for April 4th. Thank you for asking. How are you?


    1. Doug, I totally agree with your comment. Sad indeed. It appears that many want someone to lead them with false belief and hope of giving them an excuse when they bow before God. Leaders are humans and make errors (intentionally or an honest mistake, i.e., saying the wrong scripture). We fail to understand when we bow before God on the Judgment Day, we will be without excuse why we did not study for ourselves. 2 Timothy 2:15-16, Acts 17:11, Romans 1:20

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