2 Peter 1:16
16 For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.
-From the beginning, the early Church leaders were careful that the message of Jesus Christ be delivered in its pure form. That means not mixed with human wisdom or interpretation, but rather limited to that which they saw Jesus do and heard Jesus say. If you’ve ever played the game where you pass a message through a can and string, you’ll understand why this is so important. Just as the message passed along the can and string changes slowly until someone ends up with a completely different message, so too can the Word of God be changed by introducing a new idea here, an allegory there; until someone ends up with a completely different message. Some of us may have grown up with a diluted Word and may have still heard enough truth to get saved, but what happens to that generation that inherits more falsehood than truth? Keep God’s word clean and pure because His word is the only thing that He said would accomplish that which He pleases (Isaiah 55:11); He never made such a promise about anyone else’s word.