From a conversation between me and a friend of mine.
Q: The Bible is the final and only Word of God written to man.
A: If the Bible is God’s final word to man why doesn’t it say so? I know Revelations 22:19 says “And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.” but “this book” refers to the book of Revelation, not the Bible, because the Bible didn’t exist when the book of Revelations was written. Plus the book of Revelations wasn’t actually the last book to be written in the Bible, it just happens to be placed in the Bible as the last book. It says virtually the same thing in Deuteronomy 4:2 – “Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it…” but we don’t reject everything that comes after Deuteronomy.
In addition, the early Christians accepted many books as scripture that aren’t included in our modern-day Bible, including the Book of Enoch, the Shepherd of Hermas, the Apocryphal writings of the Septuagint, Psalm 151 of the Septuagint, etc. In Acts 20:35 Paul quotes the words of Christ when he says “It is more blessed to give than to receive” and yet the scripture Paul is quoting isn’t found in the Bible. Where is the scripture that contains the prophecy that Christ would be a Nazarene, which is cited as fulfilled in Matt. 2:23? If someone were to dig up a 2,000 year old scroll in Jerusalem that contained the books those scriptures come from which are quoted in the Bible but not contained in the Bible, would you say they’re not the word of God because they’re not in the Bible?