Simple Truth–Mormons are not Christians

Simple truth: Mormons are not Christians.

They crave legitimacy. They’ve craved it for almost two centuries. In the eyes of the world, they finally are seen as just a weirder than normal Christian sect, when the truth is, they are not Christian at all.

Simple explanation for Christians – Christians worship God revealed in three persons – Father, Son, Holy Ghost. God specifically states over and over again, there is no other gods. It’s in the Bible.

Open Logos, go to the go box and type in God (Deity). Logos will probably continue filling it out, and you should get a ton of resources opened, depending upon which package of Logos you own and what you’ve prioritized (don’t forget this crucial step every time you upgrade your Logos package!).

Mormonism worships a different god. They see their father god as basically a promoted human being, since key to the Mormon belief system is the statement “As God once was, man now is. As God now is, man may become.”

Their Jesus Christ is not the Jesus Christ of the Bible. Since they believe that their god and his wife or wives are populating spirit babies to descend and take earthly form, they believe that their jesus is just another man, but also the brother of Satan.

Um… no.

You shouldn’t have to look this part up in Logos, but if so driven, feel free. I can categorically state that anyone who says Jesus Christ is not one third of the Trinity, is not God in human flesh, is not saved. I can say that because the Bible says that.

Mormons don’t believe in Hell while they’re alive – but the Bible makes that really plain that Hell exists. And they will believe in Hell after they’ve died.

Finding out after you’re dead that you were wrong on the most important topics on earth does you no good.

That’s why I’m doing this blog.


8 Important Series to read on Narrow is the Way!

A few of you here are new. You’ll notice I sometimes use an odd structuring of English when I speak. Kind of a throwback to growing up in New England, and also a throwback to growing up speaking Yiddish. Mostly that. A Little.

Anyway, many of you who are new aren’t familiar with some of my earlier articles. I thought I’d give a list to the ones I thought were the most important.

  1. Evolution. My series on Evolution was the liveliest one I ever did. Atheists flocked to it, and we actually had some good exchanges. One thing I found in this series was many Atheists don’t like being called atheists, they prefer agnostic. I told them over and over again their definition of their beliefs was not agnostic, and they’d get upset. But it was a surprisingly respectful conversation with many of them. A couple of really insulting and aggressive ones popped in, but for the most part, really good responses. I was proud of this series, because I really hammered Evolution in many ways, including ways most other people have never brought up. I don’t think anyone else really ever dealt with the Warm Little Pond theory before I did, and I destroyed that one. I actually visited a link back someone placed on an article in this series, and it was an atheist telling others to go read my description of Hell “if they could take it”, so they could know what Christians really believe. To know my less than vivid descriptions of Hell were having an effect on Atheists means a lot – I pray the Lord some of these smart and yes, sometimes very funny men get saved. Atomic Mutant, still praying for ya, buddy!

  2. Jehovah’s Witnesses
    . This one I was REALLY proud of. I love how it turned out. I had a few nasty comments, including some from a Christadelphian who was incensed that I called Russell a Seventh Day Adventist. I wish I’d had Evernote back then, because I found an official SDA webpage where they’d admitted they consider Charles T Russell to be a Seventh Day Adventist, which was why I put the comment up. Once my article hit the web, suddenly that SDA page was edited to remove the admission. But on the whole, I dealt with every aspect of their theology and debunked it. For over two years, someone was coming back every day and re-reading the articles. Then suddenly three or four a day. I only hope I  meet just one person, just one in Heaven, who says “I left the Watchtower Society because of your blog.” Everything will be worth it to hear that.
  3. Roman Catholicism. This one produced a lot of hate. Funny how I’m Catholic bashing, but they’re not Baptist Bashing. And one of them responded in anger how offended he was that I claimed to be Jewish. So I answered him with some Yiddish, and he was perplexed. I guess his assumption was that if he was a catholic, he was a Jew. Mine is the only series I’ve ever seen where anyone dealt with the Magisterium first. A Catholic apologist once left a comment on my web site he wanted to see someone answer Rome without using the “same old defeated arguments”. I reposted the entire series and he said not a word. One that gave me the most trouble was so nice – but to no avail. He simply would not listen to reason, and I cut the whole exchange off.
  4. Word Faith/Charismatic. Surprisingly, this still remains one of the top draw items to my blog – not the entire series, just article #10, where I present a timeline people can download. Despite EVERYTHING I wrote in this series, a Charismatic came on to the blog and proceeded to tell me I was studying the Bible too much, and needed to let go, let this be my moment of desperation, my moment of expectation, and I would begin speaking in tongues… needless to say, after a couple of exchanges, she left, and I still don’t speak in tongues.
  5. Church Planting. I sincerely hope that since bloggers consider this kind of in depth series an “evergreen” article, that someone out there uses it to start a church plant. I got right into naming the church, starting it, materials, church covenant, statement of faith and by-laws, etc. If you feel called to the ministry, here you go – I’ve done EVERYTHING for you!
  6. Messianic Judaism – the series that started a thousand angry responses… on other websites. To my knowledge, I’m one of the only blogs ever to take on Messianic Judaism. There’s another I’ve seen, but as far as I know.. That’s it. Everyone else is just content to sit back and let them lead people astray with nary a comment. Read this, borrow the principles I’m using, and write your own articles on why Messianic Judaism is heresy. Most of the responses I got was people on their own websites challenging me to debates, resorting to straw man arguments, then knocking those down. In reality, my arguments were on my website, and.. They never addressed the points I raised, merely repeating their own flawed and overly circular reasoning. This one I may end up re-doing!
  7. Textual Criticism series. Good series. I made a number of people angry with this one, though, and it eventually led to my decision to stop allowing comments.
  8. Seventh Day Adventist series. Also very good. I was happy with this one, but got nary a comment except from an Adventist over 18 months later, who wouldn’t admit he was an Adventist – which of course a quick internet search revealed the fact that not only was he SDA, but his family heralded back to those who knew Ellen G. White. His technique was the tried and true method of repeat yourself until we both get annoyed and you leave. I put the entire comment exchange online.

One series I wasn’t happy with was the Mormonism series. It was correctly deduced by one Mormon that I had never read the book of Mormon. However, I just don’t have the time to engage in a lengthy study of the BoM, PGP and D&C to refute them – so this series never really lived up to its potential (I should mention that it was enthusiastically received by other Mormon apologetic sites at the time). It will have to wait until I retire to fully deal with this series.

Signs of the Times

Evangelicals have begun to oppose the Bible.

Evangelicals have begun to link arms with the unsaved.

Evangelicals are beginning to reject Fundamentalists, in favor of the unSaved, such as those who sprinkle babies and call it salvation. Such as Mormons. Such as Catholics.

We hear that over a billion people are Christians, and we assume that means people who understant “ye must be born again”.

While in Seminary, my teacher asked the rhetorical question of how many people were saved? He guessed 5%, and everyone in the class was scandalized.

I took the Operation World manual, and took their statistics. It was very simple. I took out all the denominations that assume you are predestined to be saved. Why? Because by the second generation, they are relying on their infant baptism as a sign of their “election”.

I took out all the Protestant denominations that believe that being baptized saves you.

I took out the Mormons.

I took out the Roman Catholics.

It left Charismatics and Baptists. I didn’t take out any of those numbers, because I was estimating a “fudge factor” of, “Some of those Protestants must have gotten saved despite their denominations’ stand”.

I ended up with 1.67%, if I recall correctly.

Right around 85 million people.

I did the statistics in reverse, and ended up with the same number. And now I’m thinking I was optimistic.

With that in mind, let’s look at the problem – Evangelicals prefer the company of all those people the Bible rules out as being saved.

15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 1 John 2:15 (KJV)

1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. 1 John 3:1 (KJV)

19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. John 15:19 (KJV)

The last verse is the bottom line. If you’re an Evangelical Christian, and you reject Fundamentalist as “pharisees”, and use phrases like “I don’t view the Bible as the fourth member of the Trinity”…

The Bible is saying you many not be saved.

Just saying.

Apostasy Pt. 2

What makes one apostate?

That’s a complicate question. I don’t know why they do it.

Oh, what makes ME say someone’s apostate? Anyone who has moved away from Fundamentalism – whether they were ever a Fundamentalist or not – is apostate. Remember the definition I gave of Apostate yesterday – To stand away from a previously held position.

Technically, anyone who is not King James Only would be apostate. But I know that’s going to seem incredibly harsh. Okay, let me COMPROMISE then, and give you a more relaxed definition, so that nobody’s angry with me – because I have some readers who are not King James Only, have not settled that issue in themselves yet, and read the New King James and other “translations”.

Anyone who has compromised, and accepts heretical teachers, and anyone who claims to be Christian and is not. Technically, Evangelical Christianity defines an apostate as anyone who denies Christ. So, we have, if we accept both definitions, the bizarre condition in which Christians can teach and be in apostasy while not yet being apostate.

How can I say Christianity is wallowing in apostasy, as a pig wallows in mud? Need just one example?

I was DUMBFOUNDED 4 years ago when I witnessed supposed Christians apologizing for the sin of “Mormophobia”.

What in the WORLD are you talking about? Fear of Mormons?

Oh, I get it – you are apologizing for fear of… well, no I don’t get it. You’re not afraid of them – you just recognized they were a cult and not Christians. And now, by apologizing, you’re accepting their unBibllical nonsense as “Christian” when it’s not.

That’s Apostasy. They don’t believe in the Jesus of the Bible – their Jesus is half brother to Satan. I guarantee that’s not a Biblical concept. If you’re struggling with that, I can recommend a good book – it’s called the Bible.

Many, many Evangelical leaders have compromised and accepted a cult as Christians because of political expediency. That’s Apostasy.

Next, any Evangelical who accepts as a Christian anyone whose definition of becoming a Christian is being sprinkled as a baby – is apostasy. There’s nothing in the Bible about being sprinkled as a baby equalling salvation. To take such a position is to compromise, to move away from the position of the Bible. It’s Apostasy.

If you’re going to compromise on the issue of salvation – THE most important subject on earth – what else will you compromise on???

We decided we didn’t like the bible’s version of salvation – so we changed it to our version. “1,2,3 repeat after me!” “There are four spiritual laws…” “There’s a cross shaped hole in your heart…” “God has a wonderful plan for your life….”Let me be blunt and say right now – if your testimony includes someone telling you this, and you repeated a prayer they told you to say… um…. step away from your computer, put down your phone, and get on your face before God. You’ve been lied to, and that’s not salvation.

YOU have to pray. YOU have to repent. YOU have to beg God to save you. A simple, “yeah, I don’t think I can do this on my own…” prayer is kind of like saying, “Oh God, if I don’t throw up, I promise I’ll never drink again.” It’s a lie, because you’re right back out there the following Friday night, drinking again.

It may sound like I’m being picky, but how does God see it? There’s no subject more important than Salvation. Ask everyone whose in Hell right now – they’ll agree.

So, then we say, “Huh. They have a little white church building and a steeple… must be Christian!!!” And when we hear them say, “Yes, I’ve been a Cbristian all my life!!!”

um… okay! “Why, of course they’re Christian!”


Thanks. So the next question is, if you’re relying on baby sprinkling to save you, where do you end up?

Oh, yes – that’s the next subject people apostate on. I am dumbfounded that there are so many in the Southern Baptist Convention who deny the subject of Hell.

Let me put it this way – if you’ve compromised THAT much that you don’t believe in Hell, I wonder about your salvation. No, really. You’re already calling the Lord Jesus Christ a liar, and I don’t know if anyone born of the spirit really can do such a thing. It’s just HALF A STEP from denying the Lord.

Hell is not “eternal Separation from God.” Hell is fire, and agony, and torment… it’s terrible. It’s horrible. And when you try to pin someone down who uses the “eternak separation from God” line on “Is Hell fire, or no???” you end up with verbal dancing. It’s a yes or no answer – is Hell fire? The answer I got from one person in an adult Sunday School class while we discussed it was… “I’m sure for some people, it might be.”


READ Luke 16! STOP listening to Billy Graham and Rob Bell! LIfeway tossed out the “Love Wins” book for denying Hell, but continued to sell “Just As I Am” which does the same thing!

Let’s see, we’ve denied the Bible, denied salvation, and denied Hell. What’s next?

Why, denying the Lord, of course.

There are MYRIADS of evangelical Christians who, from what I’m seeing, have rejected the Jesus Christ of the Bible and adopted a false Jesus, something the Bible warns us of.

There’s the rich man, tailored clothes wearing Word Faith “first born again man” Jesus, who encourages us gently to be like him, a name it-claim it faith speaking man. That can’t be Jesus Christ – The Jesus of the Bible is GOD, and not a born again man. To them, I’m saying the same thing, because they consider themselves little gods, but since Jesus was the first one, why – he’s like a CEO! HE’s a big G God!

That’s so unBiblical I’m dumbfounded. And if you read my series on Word Faith, you know that the first church I ever went to was Word Faith. I got saved years later, and my first prayer to the LOrd is, “Lord teach me sound doctrine so that I never get involved in a false church or a cult ever again!” And you know what? THe LOrd answered that!

There’s the Evangelical, judge not, love everybody equally Jesus – that’s not the Jesus of the Bible, because (and I urge you to read the Bible and find out!) the Lord Jesus Christ, who is humble and meek, and lowly in heart – is God almighty. And he really will judge the world. He really will ask your Pastor to give an account for his ministry. And He really will haul everyone out of Hell, and step by step judge their works, for the purposes of determining how terrible their punishment will be. Yes, the Jesus of the bible. The one you prayed to forgive you. That’s the one.

There’s the hippie Jesus that most people know from the movies. You’re just waiting for him to say, “Dude”. Or “Cowabunga”. There was a TV movie of Jesus where the actor actually got fairly close in some scenes to a correct portrayal of Jesus Christ, but half the time he wandered around looking half stoned in the movie. Stop watching Hollywood Jesus and open your Bibles.

There’s the Roman Catholic Jesus, who mutters strange and perplexing parables, but is too holy for us to talk to, so we talk to his human mother instead. That’s not the Jesus of the bible.

Doesn’t seem that bad, what i’m talking about? How does it seem to God?

Here’s some powerful questions to consider. If you can deny the Bible, Deny salvation, deny Hell, and deny Jesus Christ…. are you saved?

I’ll be even more blunt. In the average Southern Baptist church, I’ll tell you right now – most of them are probably not saved. There’s got to be some evidence in your life that you’re saved. If you spend more time talking about football with friends than about God, the Bible, Jesus Christ, the Great Commission… danger zone. And I know I just trampled on sacred cows right there.

“Don’t pick on the NFL, man!” Too late. It’s stupid. We memorize statistics on how Joe Bunknaspitz got 200 yards rushing in his career, and how much better the Jets would do if they just got Joe Namath back as a quarterback!

But we can’t open our bibles, and memorizing Bible verses is WAAAAY too difficult!

My question is… are you Christian?

If I were to arrest you, bring you to court, and try you in Circuit Court of being a Christian – would you be convicted or acquitted? i’m telling you right now, that a vast majority would find themselves being acquitted. Not guilty of being a Christian.

“Your honor, my client may have several Bibles, but their just an avid book collector. After all, they never read it, never pray, only go to church a few times a year…”

“Not guilty.”

Feeling better that you’re a Independent Baptist? Guess what? David Cloud even says most Independent Baptists are not saved. It was right there on the “Essential Bible Student” series that I put up, that only one or two of you even bothered to watch!

Christianity should consume you. If you do not have an “us vs. them” feeling about your Christianity, hint hint… you’re not one of “Us” you’re one of “Them”.

If you cannot tell me the names of six of the apostles, that’s scary. “Well, I’ve only been saved 13 years! But this year my resolution is to read my Bible all the way through for the first time!” That’s really scary. And it’s danger zone. A disciple of Jesus Christ continues in His word. Are you?

Take it to the Lord, get it taken care of. That’s what we heard every week in Seminary. “Take care of it. Get it resolved.” And this was pastoral candidates and missionary candidates hearing this!

Make sure you’re saved. Let’s get that one thing taken care of first.

Rick Warren – why do people still follow him?

I’ve written about Rick Warren before.

He calls for unity in the “church”. If he means unity among churches, I agree. That would be wonderful.

But the Bible forbids me, a Bible believing Christian, from associating with someone who teaches error.

17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. 18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple. Romans 16:17-18 (KJV)

If someone is teaching doctrine that is contrary to the Bible, such as Baptismal Regeneration, or Infant Baptism (which… is essentially Baptismal Regeneration)… I must mark and avoid them. That’s what the Bible teaches.

8 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. 9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. Galatians 1:8-9 (KJV)

If anyone teaches Salvation by works… I cannot associate with them. It is a false Gospel.

So, for the REST of the churches out there, Unity among them would be a wonderful thing. I agree.

But Warren includes people who teach salvation by baptism, and those who teach you must do works to be saved, and those who teach universalism, and those who do not believe you must be born again (but rather that anyone who just starts attending a church no matter what you believe) and those who think that God was once a man and that as God now is, they may become…

Warren includes everybody. Why?

The Bible says that all religions will be united together in Brotherhood. They will all be of one mind, one heart, one soul. Bound together in brotherhood under one man.

The Antichrist.

Warren’s trying desperately to build that one-world “Church”.

It’s elementary that when you’re a “Bridge builder”, those bridges go somewhere.

1 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: 2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. 3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. 4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: 5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. 6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration. 7 And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns. 8 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is. 9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth. Revelation 17:1-9 (KJV)

That’s the one-world “Church” that Rick Warren is trying to build. It’s headquartered on a city of seven hills. Do a quick search, and tell me if you can spot what city on this earth is made of Seven Hills and has a religious system based in it? Whose priests wear scarlet and red? Who lift up a golden cup as part of their worship service?

There was a priest known as Father Richard Bennett who realized that one day, while he stood in that city, and it drove him after several sleepless nights to renounce that “church” and open his Bible, reading it for himself, and got saved. You can read his story here.

Why do we follow a man, buy his books, read his blogs and “tweets”, who so openly is trying to build the Antichrist’s false religion?

Why has the Southern Baptist Convention never rebuked him?

If you own any books by this man, you need to store them in your trash can.

Evangelicalism – the enemy of Christianity?

To really understand my subject, let’s look at the Christians who took the Bible seriously around World War II.

Fundamentalism means believing the Bible literally. The problem with Christianity is that modernism started back in the 1880’s, first rising with Darwinism (Wescott and Hort were Darwinists) and the big Times Square churches controversy over “Is eternal punishment Biblical?”

I had on one computer literally hundreds of scanned pamphlets from the 1870’s, where the Fundamentalists were involved in a pamphlet printing war over whether Hell is real. The Unitarians and the modernists in several denominations began printing hundreds of pamphlets declaring that all men were saved, which… clearly the Bible does not teach. The non-modernists all protested, and cited Scripture to show there is a hell and eternal punishment.

During those days, men believed the Bible. They were called Christians. The stance in those days was Fundamental. You believed the Bible literally, or you were a modernist, and did not.

After World War II, men such as Harold Ockinga all were tired of the fighting with the modernists. Men had gone overseas and fought the enemies world wide, and were coming home to their churches, where they would… fight the modernists.

So Harold Ockinga coined the term “New Evangelicalism”. “We repudiate come out-ism!” was their battle cry, and many flocked to it.

Except that come out-ism is commanded in the Bible. If you’re a Bible believing Christian, then you really don’t have a choice. God says it, you do it.

Separate from the unBelievers and heretics. That’s in the Bible. As a matter of fact, it’s in almost every book in the New testament. On my “Comment Policy” page, I have scores of verses all listing Biblically ordered commands to reject and separate from false teachers and heretics. It’s gotten some flak.

Listen, I didn’t write the Bible. I just quotes it.

It has gotten to the point where Evangelicals today far outnumber the Fundamentalists. And Evangelicals often call themselves Fundamentalists, but they;re not.

They join hands with unbelievers in every denomination, and proudly boast of it. They write articles  attacking Ken  Ham for teaching the Bible, and champion teachers who obviously have never read it. They call for us to unite with the unSaved, like Roman Catholics, for the sake of “The Gospel” when they clearly have no idea what it is.

If you claim to believe the Bible, and yet reject it every chance you get, what are you?


The philosophy of Evangelicalism is a heretical “Judge Not” Christianity, which accepts just any Bible, despite many people who’ve researched the subject and warning them. Evangelicals accept mormons as Christians, despite the fact they simply have no idea what the Gospel is, but believe we must become gods. Evangelicals accept things their grandparents described as idolatry.  You know what’s the big hit among young evangelicals right now? Rosary beads. And among many, the “Emergent” evangelicals, idol worship is. Hey, you accepted the Catholics… no wonder your kids are lighting incense to Buddhas.

The Bible says to judge with righteous judgment. The Evangelicals say, “judge not.” The Bible says to separate from false teachers. The Evangelicals say, “mind your own business. Joel Osteen can teach what he wants, because God is using him.” The Bible says if you are not born again, you’ll go to Hell.

What are a lot of Evangelicals saying now? “You go through eternal separation from God.” That’s… not what the Bible says.

You know what? Evangelicalism is just Modernism disguised.  What was happening in 1870 and 1880 among a few “Christians” is status quo today.

And nobody seems to care.

We’re in big, big, big trouble.

Sufficiency of Scripture

One of the hallmarks of cults is the introduction of other writings they try to add to the 66 books of the Bible, and/or other writings they claim is equal to or over that of the Bible.

The Watchtower Society uses the classic dodge of claiming to be “Bible alone”, then turns around and says it is a sin to interpret the Bible without consulting the latest version of the Watchtower Society’s writings.

The average Messianic “Jew” has usually about 71 books they place in the Canon, the exact books of which are hotly contested, depending on whom you speak to. They are almost unanimous on the accepting of the book of Enoch, a Ethiopian pseudopigrapha estimated around 700 AD  which claims to be the source of the original quote from the Bible attributed to Enoch.

Roman Catholics add the Apocryphal books, which were never accepted as canonical by the Jews, and indeed were not officially described by Rome as Canon until the Council of Trent, over 1400 years after the canon was sealed and complete.

Other false religions take the cue that somehow, against impossible odds, some unknown person (we’ll call him “Fred”) searched out every text of the Bible at some point in time (they all argue about when it happened, but they’re just SURE it happened, despite a complete lack of any evidence to suggest it ever happened, and mountains of evidence against it possibly happening), and then somehow edited them in such a way that nobody ever noticed the editings. It’s a silly theory in that there in reality was no autograph (original document) of the Bible, but rather, 66 individual books which were written in diverse times and places. By the time Revelation was written, the original manuscript of Genesis was long since decayed into dust. And I dare say that the original manuscript of Revelation was probably sewn into a codex containing copies of Thessalonians, Roman and Hebrews, as well as copies of the Gospels.

This isn’t a problem, as the Bible refers to copies of the Scripture as Scripture.

15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. 2 Timothy 3:15-17 (KJV)

I seriously doubt that Timothy’s family would have had the inestimable wealth of owning the “original Manuscripts” all these Bible Deniers claim to have faith in the inerrency and inspiration of. My King James Bible is as much Scripture as is the paper that John wrote Revelation on in the Greek.

If Timothy grew up as a child knowing the Scriptures and all he had was the copies, then it’s good enough. There’s no mention of “tradition” in those three verses, therefore the writings of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, the three added books of the Mormons, the book of Enoch, the Roman Magisterium, the heavily plagiarized writings of Ellen G.  White and all the other pretenders to Scripture are not scripture either.

The Bible is your sole and final authority of faith and practice. Every Christian requires only the Bible.