I submitted an article to my editor and she changed some words in order to, in her mind, make it more clear. However, rather than clarifying, her edits changed the meaning of a couple of statements. I now have a whole new appreciation for keeping a text as it is written and not allowing modern day editors, commemorators and biblical experts clarify the Word of God. Of Revelation the Apostle John said, “I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book. And if anyone takes words away from this book of prophecy, God will take away from him his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book” (Rev 22:18-19 NIV).