Whether or not the Bible is the complete revelation of God has profound implications on Christianity today. If the Bible isn’t the complete revelation of God, then the door remains open to “other” revelation.
“Other” could be other scriptural authority such as the Quran or the Book of Mormon. Or, evangelists claiming to speak for God or church leaders holding a title of apostle or prophet. It gives license for individuals to dream their own interaction with God and His special revelation just to/for them. In fact, all of these exist today. They are often justified as an activity through/by the Holy Spirit or simply “hearing the voice of God”.
So what does Scripture say about if the Bible is the complete revelation of God?
Regarding his chief theological work, ‘Der christliche Glaube nach den Grundsätzen der evangelischen Kirche’: Its fundamental principle is that the source and the basis of dogmatic theology are the religious feeling, the sense of absolute dependence on God as communicated by Jesus through the church, not the creeds or the letter of Scripture or the rationalistic understanding.
Friedrich Schleiermacher (1768-1834), German theologian, philosopher, Wikipedia
HowScriptureanswers "Is the Bible the complete revelation of God?"
As of the first century, God’s word had been proclaimed throughout the whole world4,6,8,12,13. If the word was sufficiently complete in the first century to save individuals1,3,4,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13, how is it any less complete now and why would it be necessary for God to reveal more? The foundation7,9,12,13 would not still be being laid some 2,000 years later.
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