Many times, when we read the scriptures, we do not realize how real the stories are and just what that means. The people who wrote those documents lived the life that we read about. When we do not see the story of their life, they still lived a real life. They also wrote in a similar manner as we write today. Even though they wrote in Hebrew or Greek, they did still write in a similar manner.
When we write, we write with a purpose. We are taking notes, logging events, creating music, or telling stories. When we write a story about something, we usually tell the whole story as such. We do not usually just jump around and write a sentence here and a sentence there. We usually stay on our topics.
The authors of the Holy Bible did the same thing. They told stories, created songs, logged events, and took notes. Most of the Holy Bible is stories. Genesis is about the beginning of the Earth. Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John are all biographies on Jesus Christ. These are stories that must be read in their entirety in order to get the whole message. You do not pick up a mystery and flip to the end of the book to start reading. You also should not attempt to pick up the Holy Bible and just read scriptures that are referred to from an article and expect to get the true meaning of the verse.
When the Holy Bible was written, they did not write it as chapters and verses. They wrote down stories on parchment paper, which was later translated to Latin and English, and later was given chapters and verses so that we can refer to our scriptures in group studies and articles. It was not so that we can loose the context and meaning of the Holy Bible.
Here is just one example of some text that is in the last book of the New Testament of the Holy Bible that some people use to say that there will be no more revelations or scriptures, and that we already have everything we need in the Holy Bible:
“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.” – Revelations 22:18-19
You understand that when that scripture was written, it was done as a separate book on parchment paper. John the Revelator did not just pick up the Holy Bible after Jesus’s brother Jude had finished writing and start from there. He was writing in a book called Revelations, and it was not a part of the Holy Bible. It did not become a part of the Holy Bible until some people came along a few hundred years later and decided to collect the various books of scripture and bind them together to make the Holy Bible. This is important knowledge in understanding what those above scriptures mean. He was not referring to scriptures, revelation, or even the Holy Bible. He was referring to the book that we call Revelation in the Holy Bible. That is the book that he sealed with those scriptures.