It is a serious spiritual crime to take away from or add to God’s Word.
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: 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 KJV)
God’s Word was written by many authors and scribes but the words were divinely inspired to be written by Him. This means all the words of God in the Bible are His, and only His, words. There is nothing written in the Bible which comes worded from an opinion of man but is the very Word of God.
There are many versions of the Bible which are worded according to man’s imperfect interpretation rather than God. Those who have changed the Word of God to say and imply what they desire rather than God’s perfect intent have been given a stern warning in this scripture verse. God says that any man who adds to His Word or takes away from His Word will be taken out of the Book of Life.
The Book of Life contains the names of all who are saved unto eternal life with God rather than ushered unto eternal death in the fires of Hell. Tampering with God’s Word sends man to death in the fires of Hell forever and this is a serious wage for a serious spiritual crime against God.