Revelations pour forth for welfare, benefit of men

In an epistle to the Hebrews, Paul taught: "Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever." (Heb. 13:8.)

At the April 1977 general conference, President Spencer W. Kimball said: "We read of the unchangeable Lord in the holy scriptures. In the Bible, which we proclaim 'to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly' (Article of Faith 1:8), the Old Testament prophets from Adam to Malachi are testifying of the divinity of the Lord Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father. Jesus Christ was the God of the Old Testament, and it was He who conversed with Abraham and Moses. It was He who inspired Isaiah and Jeremiah; it was He who foretold through those chosen men the happenings of the future, even to the latest day and hour.

"And the New Testament is what it implies — a new, additional witness and testimony of the sonship of Jesus Christ and the fatherhood of the Father and the divinity of this work, and the necessity of living the gospel, which He outlined and proclaimed.

"We do not accept the theory of the so-called teachers of Christianity, that the Old Testament constituted the total words of God's prophets; nor do we believe the New Testament to be the end of revelation. We testify that rather than an end of revelations of God, they continue to pour forth from God for the welfare and benefit of men.

"I believe with Peter of old who said: 'For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: But holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.' "