When you take the claw off the claw hammer to make it lighter, you defeat the purpose of the claw hammer. When you file the teeth off a ripsaw so no one will get cut, the ripsaw no longer works. So proper tools can be rendered useless by “improvements”. God’s Holy Word is the proper tool for Christians. But a person can grossly misuse the Tool by “improving” it. For instance, you can remove all references to gender so that every character in Scripture — including God Himself — is referred to as “it”. You can twist its meaning around to make the Word sympathetic to your new age lifestyle. Or you can use Scripture as the tool God intended — an infallible, Divinely-inspired instruction manual for Christians.
– Ed Price –