I must confess that I am guilty of staying with the Bible. I believe the Bible is the Word of God from beginning to the end. It does not just contain some of God’s Word but all of it is God’s Word.

When it comes to the jot and tittle of the Bible, I believe that man should do everything within his power to live in harmony with the will of God. We should not neglect any portion of it.

We must remember that what God says is true as is found in the Bible. The fact that God is God makes it impossible for Him to lie (Titus 1:2; Heb. 6:1). God will not make a statement in the Bible and later on change His mind. God will not command us to do something today and tomorrow condemn us for doing it. What God commands He expects us to perform. What God condemns He expects us not to do.

Some have the idea that even though God may have commanded a thing we don’t have to do it. If this is the case, then God would be a liar. But it is not the case at all. God’s Word is sure and steadfast; and, if we willingly transgress His will, we will certainly pay the price (Heb. 10:28-29). There are many examples of this in both the Old and the New Testaments.

Some people talk about keeping the letter of the Bible but without the spirit. They condemn this activity and so do I. If our heart and soul is not in what we are doing for the Lord, then we are not keeping the will of God to start with (John 4:24; Rom. 6:16; Matt. 15:8-9). Sometimes people will tell me that my heart is not in what I preach and teach. How do they know? Can they read my heart? Can they read your heart? The Bible teaches that God alone knows the heart of man. The Bible also condemns people who would try to judge my heart (Matt. 7:1-2).

It is impossible to separate Christ from His Word (John 12:48). Sometimes we hear people say, “Preach the Man instead of the plan.” Well, it is impossible to preach Jesus without preaching His will for man. John 12:48 shows that the Man and the plan go together. Only a liberal or a Bible rejector would make such a statement.

There is not one single case in all the Bible where God commanded something and then took it back. If He condemned it, then it stood condemned. If He commanded it, then it may be performed. Many today seem to think they can get by with disobedience to the will of God. Not so! This is another lie of the devil. What God says will stand when the world is on fire. Some may not believe, like, nor accept the will of God, but what does this mean? Absolutely nothing except that if they do so till death they will lose their soul eternally in hell fire.

I leave you with this thought: God means what He said and said what He means.

– Malcolm L. Hill January 12, 1934- June 26, 2012