Dear Fellow Trespasser in the Field of Christ,
Really digging E.Y. Mullins' insistence that the Bible is a "record of revelation" as opposed to something, or anything, else; including other extraneous, forced and confusing theological categories of "revelation." Helps me with our project of “How we read the Bible.”
The Bible is as perfect as any created thing can be in itself. But its truer perfection is that it is, by its own admission, an incomplete (therefore imperfect) record of man’s transforming encounter with a perfect God whose imperfection is made perfect in finishing its work in our lives.
Thus, the Bible has a mandatory requirement in order to be complete: You.
Without you, the Bible is incomplete. It becomes perfect only in your perfection—when God is revealed in you, and you then are also made perfect.
If the Bible is complete (in itself and of itself fully and finally revealed), then it leaves no room for you. If the Bible is complete, then its creator is done and can sit back and let His work stand. But the Creator is not done! because the Bible is not His work!—it is a record of His works!
Indeed, His work is you! "Ye are God's building!"
The Bible simply awaits fulfillment as in the days of King Josiah; lost in the treasure room of a derelict temple; patient for a heart committed to renovation.
The Bible, a written record of revelation, awaits discovery and completion in the surpassing glory of the living record of revelation that is You--God's transforming work .
All of creation groans for completion by its creator.
“The Father has been working and is working to this very day. And I am finishing his work.”
—Spoken by the Working Word, Himself