silence authorize ?—God spoke and said all we need to know-what He wants-
therefore anything else would be presumption.
Silence authorizes nothing .
silence forbid? – The same logic that
shows silence can’t authorize, forbids anything more.
Example- when a
Dr. writes a prescription, the detail and exact amounts are included to get the
correct medication. The Dr. doesn’t tell the pharmacist what not to give the
patient. He remains silent because it’s understood to do only as is written. Cooking recipes, when calling for coconut for
a coconut pie doesn’t say don’t add chocolate.
Thought — If you borrow a recipe for
cookies from someone and make a change to it (attempt to improve), it is no
longer their recipe for cookies; it has become your version of that recipe for
cookies. The Bible was inspired by the Holy Spirit and written exactly as
should be. If it is changed, it is no longer Gods word, but mans.
2 Timothy 4: 3,4 – “For the time will come when they will not
endure the sound doctrine; but, wanting to have their ears tickled , they will
accumulate for themselves teachers in
accordance with their own desires ; 4 and will turn away their ears from the
truth, and turn aside unto myths.”
The Bible has only one
correct interpretation but many applications. We must be very careful not to
misinterpret a passage to derive an application we want from it.
God has spoken all He intends to speak
about what we need to know spiritually to go to Heaven. When God finished, He
purposefully hushed. (It would be absurd to think that maybe He just forgot to
tell us something!)