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.
22:18, 19 This warning is given to those who might purposefully
distort the message in this book.

Moses gave a similar warning in Deuteronomy 4:1 – 4. We too must handle the Bible with care
and great respect so that we do not distort it’s message, even unintentionally. We should be quick to put its principles into practice in our lives. No human explanation or interpretation of God’s word
should be elevated to the same authority as the text itself.