What does the Bible teach about the completeness of the Bible?
We have no need for continuing revelation. God’s Word (the Bible) continues to be relevant and provides all we need for salvation. Its wisdom is inexhaustible. Lifelong study will not exhaust its teachings.
The grass withers and the flowers fall,
but the word of our God endures forever.
What does Mormonism teach about the need for continuing revelation?
Mormonism teaches that continuing revelation is needed so that Mormons know what is important today.
Revelation continues in the Church: the prophet receiving it for the Church; the president for his stake, his mission, or his quorum; the bishop for his ward; the father for his family; the individual for himself.
We Believe All that God has Revealed (Ensign, May 1974)
Why this Matters
It is immensely significant that right after he rose, Jesus pointed people to the Bible. By doing so, he showed that his resurrection didn’t nullify its importance. Instead, it confirmed it. And never once in his entire ministry did Jesus even hint that there were additional or lost scriptures. Throughout his ministry, he pointed exclusively to the Bible.
The Bible is the one and only true scripture. The Bible is where you will come to know the only true God and Jesus Christ. The Bible tells you the only way to obtain eternal life, namely, by trusting that Jesus did everything to make you right with God. Believe this, and you will spend eternity living with God.
How to Talk About the Completeness of the Bible
The goal, even when addressing this topic, is to share the good news of complete forgiveness in Christ.
What Bible Verses should you share with a Mormon?
Some Bible passages communicate better than others to Mormons. Our booklet provides 14 practical examples along with ways to explain them that clearly convey God's truth to Mormons.
There is no need for continuing revelation.
Because times have changed, continuing revelation is needed.