In The Federalist Papers Alexander Hamilton critiqued the critics of the proposed Constitution, who decried its lack of a bill of “rights.” Hamilton trenchantly noted that the absence in such a “bill” in several states’ constitutions didn’t prevent avid support by its citizens.
States’ defenders claimed that state constitutions had implied rights which meant the same as a “bill” since the constitutions were broadly based on British rules and laws. To which Hamilton replied that the U.S. Constitution also had such implied rights, and named several Articles. The Federalist Papers, 532
Nevertheless, only the addition of the first Ten Amendments—the Bill of Rights—to the Constitution guaranteed its passage.
Unlike America’s Constitution, God’s Biblical Message has never been amended, Old or New Testaments. Nor does it need amendments; nor will it tolerate amendments. Jesus resolved that issue when he declared that any plant God hadn’t planted in his word would be deracinated Matthew 15:13.
His glaring defiance of human additions to and subtractions from Bible teaching hasn’t stopped human additions and subtractions. But it does emphatically warn us that ONLY God’s WORD remains after Judgment. Which also explains how perfect unity exists in God’s new Heaven and earth.
Since God obliterates all religious belief that disagrees with his revealed word, any such belief now embraced WILL NOT exist. The devotees of such beliefs will find them “burned up,” and themselves “saved, but only as one escaping through the flames.” That is, fortunate that God graciously accepts them though rejecting their mistaken doctrines.
The same principle applies to individual opinions now held. Some doubt Jesus performed “such and such a miracle,” or taught “such and such a doctrine.” Anyone who remains unconvinced about anything the Gospels’ say Jesus said or did may be saved, but again, only “as if miraculously escaping from a fire.”
Nothing, Jesus declared in Matthew 15:13, exists in God’s Presence, that doubts, disagrees or compromises God’s Word. He has given us NO BILL of RIGHTS to protect our individual opinions! Only his Word remains in the end.
The same principle applies to any personality trait that’s now negative, unproductive and anti-Christian. All such will vanish from us, as if we’re escaping with our lives from a vast fire.
Now...if we don’t want to live in such a world. If we insist we can’t be happy if someone we have loved won’t be there because he wouldn’t live in such a world. If we persist in holding any position though God says he won’t accept it. If we demand the right to a belief that satisfies us, though it opposes God and Christ, God tells us: We Can Go To Hell!