18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
19 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.
– Revelation 22: 18-19
Rather than studying and taking heed to the warnings of Jesus in His letters to the seven churches in the book of Revelation, some Mennonite church leaders have instead changed them and re-written their own versions. Is the Bible not specific or thorough enough for the Mennonites? Is God not feared enough? Could it be that maybe they have not read to the end of the Bible? For if they had read and heeded the sober warnings in Revelation 22 about changing the words of the prophecy of this book, would these replacement letters have been published in the June 2011 MB Herald?
These four admonitions were modelled after the letters to the churches in Revelation 2–3 given to delegates at the 2011 B.C. MB convention, “Hearing the Spirit speak to the BCMB churches,” Apr. 29–30.
To the angel of the church…