What follows is a retort to someone saying that the scriptures don’t matter in following Christ!
The scriptures are the basis of what God did by sending his only begotten Son to implement the salvation of mankind. The scriptures are God’s living word and the Word is God, they are inseparable. If that doesn’t hold true then nothing matters because there is no truth or meaning in God’s intentions, as they are lost in the wind with imperfect humans! There must be “the word” that is why God inspired them to be written. Loving one another is not some form of free-love; it comes from discipline and order, for if you plant crops any which ways then you end up with many weeds and the weeds choke out the good plants before they can mature! I knew what the Hippie Movement was about from a relative’s first hand involvement with it, and all that got him was a blown mind and afterwards nobody cared as he sank into despair, where was this love one another then? We have to follow Christ and be on guard to defend ourselves from lies, deceit, jealousy, hatred, and every manner of temptation that exists to run a person off course and into the ditch of despair. And this world is riddled with sin and destruction, a no win proposition! We all are doomed sinners, if anyone doesn’t like that they can pretend we are all angels to no avail! As far as God updating, Jesus Christ said just as He took his last breath, “it is finished.” Finished means FINISHED, and in reference to everything else He said while on earth, the new and everlasting covenant would be established, with his being the “sacrificial lamb,” so to say that an adjustment needs to be made now is absurd because it would mean that his sacrifice was improper or not enough, and that God made a mistake! That is an oxymoron if I ever heard one, HOW can God be wrong? Impossible and that is the bottom line my friend, the score was settled on Calvary and we either have real faith in that or we don’t. The choice is each person’s own choice to make, and it is made through either faith or not believing!