The Declaration of God’s Completed Word

Whereof I [Paul] am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfill [complete] the Word of God (Colossians 1:25).

The simple fact of the mater is that God ordained a completer for His Word. Our passage clearly tells us that God chose Paul to complete the Word of God! Paul filled-full (“fulfilled”) the Word of God.

Strong defines pleroo, the word translated “fulfilled” in the King James Version, as “crammed.” The same word is translated in Colossians 2:10 as “complete.” This is the word that the Concordant Literal Translation uses in our text – “to complete the word of God.”

The Lord did not give the responsibility of completing His Word to the Council of Hippo. Mark it well! Paul’s writings filled-full God’s Word. When Paul was finished with his divinely appointed task, you couldn’t fit any more in the Scriptures! When Paul wrote his last epistle, the Word of God was completed; it was full; it was finished; and the Body of Christ had in its possession the entire Word of God! Thus anything written after Paul could not possibly be the Word of God because God commissioned Paul to complete it – regardless of what anyone may profess to the contrary.

Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr.
Bible Student’s Notebook
© 2004, 2009 Bible Student’s Press

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