Thy Word is truth. – John 17:17
Truth is neither your opinion, nor mine; your message, nor mine. Jesus says, “Thy Word is truth.” That which sanctifies men is not only truth, but it is the particular truth which is revealed in God’s Word-“Thy Word is truth.” What a blessing it is that all the truth that is necessary to sanctify us is revealed in the Word of God, so that we have not to expend our energies upon discovering truth, but may, to our far greater profit, use revealed truth for its divine ends and purposes! There will be no more revelations; no more are needed. The canon is fixed and complete, and he that adds to it shall have added to him the plagues that are written in this Book. What need of more when here is enough for every practical purpose?
This being so, the truth which it is needful for us to receive is evidently fixed. You cannot change Holy Scripture. Scripture itself cannot be broken; we cannot take from it nor add to it. The Lord has never re-written nor revised His Word, nor will He ever do so. Our teachings are full of errors, but the Spirit mistaketh not. We have the “Retractations”: of Augustine, but there are no retractations with prophets and apostles. The faith has been delivered once for all to the saints, and it standeth fast for ever. “Thy Word is truth.” The Scripture alone is absolute truth, essential truth, decisive truth, authoritative truth, undiluted truth, eternal, everlasting truth. Truth given us in the Word of God is that which is to sanctify all believers to the end of time: God will use it to that end. To Him that gave us the Book let us pledge ourselves never to depart from His testimonies. ~ C.H. Spurgeon