This is the problem. There is a person, Jesus Christ, and because we call the Scriptures the Word of God, people start reading their Bible and think the sacred writings that we call the Bible, are the person whose name is called The Word of God. If that happens, who is a person supposed to get to know Jesus Christ the person? It would happen. So we are no longer preaching Jesus Christ but the Bible. There is the Father, Son, and Spirit. One of the names for the Son is "The Word of God" It is His name. Rev 19:13 He is clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called "The Word of God" This is the person we usually call Jesus Christ. The One that the Father spoke of saying, This is My beloved Son with whom I am well-please. 'LISTEN TO HIM'. (Mat 17:50 And His sheep hear His voice. (Jn 10:27) His words He speaks to us are spirit (Jn 6:62) And the come from the Spirit, who does not speak on His own initative but as He hears from the Lord Jesus Christ He, the Spirit, speaks them to us. So the Spirit takes the words of God, that belong to the Son, from the Son and speaks them to us. (Jn 16:13 -15) The Spirit act kind of like a living telephone line to the Son. So just like you can hear the voice of a friend when you talk to them on the phone, you can hear the voice of Jesus Christ, the person, when you are in the Spirit. And the Scriptures (your Bible which we also call the Word of God, bringing in confusion) explain all this to us. So it is that the Scriptures (the scared writings) are able to give you wisdom that leads to salvation which is by faith in Jesus Christ, the person. (2 Tim 3:15) So we see that the Scriptures (Graphe in Greek) are good for study, for reproof, for correction, for training, and for teaching! But they are not the Son of God who was in the beginning with God and is God. He, the Son, took on flesh and walked among men in the flesh. He, the person, came to those who should have known Him, but they killed Him. We should know Him, and He is a "Him" not a 'book', but instead of receiving Him, we search the Scriptures thinking in them we have eternal life instead of coming to Him. Jn 1:11 He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him. Jn 5:39 You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; it is these that testify about Me; and you are unwilling to come to Me so that you may have life That is what happened, and the problem still exists. We have access to the Son via the Spirit of God. But we search the Scriptures which were written to give people the wisdom to seek the Son by faith, but we search the sacred writing instead of seeking Him. So we have replaced the Son of God, Jesus Christ, with our understanding of the Sacred writings. And if you replace God with a physical item, it is call idolatry. We have made an idol out of the Bible! So we don't come to know the Son. Many on that day will say the healed the sick in His name, cast our demons in His name, and prophesied in His name, and He is going to tell them, I never knew you. And Hell is hot. But He won't tell me that I never knew Him. We talk. This morning is Monday morning, and I have a business which I have to get the weekend order out for. So I was planning on getting right to it, but He My Lord told me to go to the forum and see if there wasn't a response on there that needed to be answered.. Like the son who first says 'no', but goes a does it. I reluctantly went to my computer, and only because He my Lord told me to. That instruction did not come from the Bible, it was spoken to me from the One I know. The first words He ever spoke to me were "Read your Bible" but life is so much more that just reading your Bible, and He will talk to you about all of it, so He is not your Bible! He is the Word that was in the beginning with God, is with God, and is God - the Son.