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The Bible is Complete, Case Closed!

I can agree that apparitions, revelations, dreams and visions are biblical.  The prophets had them, the apostle John got a vision and revelation in the Book of Revelation.  But there's one problem today with people who still continue to claim that you can't be a "true church" if it there aren't any continuing dreams, visions and revelations.  I remembered an argument I had with an Iglesia ni Cristo missionary and a Roman Catholic priest in two separate occasions that say if my church doesn't have any more signs and wonders then that church is false.  While dreams, visions and revelations were given to those who wrote the Bible but what does the Bible have to say about them today?  Do we still need them or are we really in the danger of satanic deception?

Revelation 22:18-19 warns, "For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this Book: 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."  That is one serious warning and yet people think that they still need more dreams, visions, revelations to add to the complete Book of Revelation.  The Old Testament and the New Testament were completed and no, the Roman Catholic institution didn't give us the Bible.  Instead, they had prohibited it to be read by the public for centuries and reading it was considered a crime worthy of death.

Galatians 1:8 warns about those who still rely on angelic visions saying, "But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed."  It's a pity that I see so many Roman Catholics still relying on signs and visions as if their Bible isn't complete.  Some still think of when "Mary" will appear or will depend on angelic visions which happen to be nothing more than demons in disguise.  I knew someone who was invited to a Baptist church service when Bob Hughes was still alive and kicking.  She told the preacher that she wouldn't want to return because there were no signs and wonders.  Sadly, she walked out unconverted and continued to live her life as a mean-spirited person.  Worse, she would tell the preacher, "Well I don't want your church because my church has angelic visions!"

The worse case scenario also involved when I heard of a case by Pastor Ruben L. Lumagbas Jr. when he preached to somebody.  That certain lady said that she really knows she's saved but her reason was not Scriptural.  She claimed to see the face of Jesus on the light while she was tired calling her, "Daughter, daughter..." which is again not Scriptural.  While the apostles and those in Jesus' day saw His face but He didn't leave any imprint lest it be worshiped.  While artists like Jack T. Chick may have imagined how Jesus possibly looked like but there's a difference between an apparition claiming to be "Jesus" and his illustration.  John was the last to see an apparition of Jesus and there's no need for another vision.  Revelation is complete and the Bible is complete, case closed.

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