VIII. Questions and Answers on the Inside Story of the Bible
Question 3: The Lord Jesus said it Himself that the Bible is His testimony. That’s why our belief in the Lord must be based on the Bible. The Bible is our only path to knowing the Lord.
Almighty God has already told us clearly. “Today, everyone wants to find the prophecies of the work of the last days in the Bible, they want to discover what work God does during the last days, and what signs there are for the last days. In this way, their worship of the Bible becomes more fervent, and the closer it gets to the last days, the more credence they give to the prophecies of the Bible, particularly those about the last days. With such blind belief in the Bible, with such trust in the Bible, they have no desire to seek the work of the Holy Spirit. In people’s conceptions, they think that only the Bible can bring the work of the Holy Spirit; only in the Bible can they find the footsteps of God; only in the Bible are hidden the mysteries of God’s work; only the Bible—not other books or people—can clarify everything of God and the entirety of His work; the Bible can bring the work of heaven to earth; and the Bible can both begin and conclude the ages. With these conceptions, people have no inclination to search for the work of the Holy Spirit. So, regardless of how much of a help the Bible was to people in the past, it has become an obstacle to God’s latest work. Without the Bible, people can search for the footsteps of God elsewhere, yet today, His footsteps have been contained by the Bible, and extending His latest work has become double difficult, and an uphill struggle. This is all because of the famous chapters and sayings from the Bible, as well as the various prophecies of the Bible” (“Concerning the Bible (1)” in The Word Appears in the Flesh). “Since we are searching for the footprints of God, we must search for God’s will, for the words of God, for the utterances of God—for where there are the new words of God, there is the voice of God, and where there are the footsteps of God, there are the deeds of God. Where there is the expression of God, there is the appearance of God, and where there is the appearance of God, there exists the truth, the way, and the life” (“The Appearance of God Has Brought a New Age” in The Word Appears in the Flesh). Almighty God has already told us clearly through His word that we should not stubbornly hold on to the Bible when believing in God and should keep up with the footsteps of the work of the Holy Spirit and seek God’s footprints in His new work and words. To ascertain whether it is God’s work and the true way, we need to see if it has the work of the Holy Spirit, if there are expressions of truth, and if it can give people supply of life. If what is expressed is the truth and life, then it is undoubtedly God’s work, and there must be the confirmation of the Holy Spirit. If we want to get to know God’s work of the last days, then we must search and investigate inside God’s words and utterances to see if they are the expression of God, if they can bring people the direction ahead in a new age, if they have the truth, if they can bring people supply of life, and if they can change people’s corrupt disposition to help them achieve purification. Only that is the standard of verifying the true way! Brothers and sisters, we should have a look at God’s utterances and words of the new age!
from the movie script of Disclose the Mystery About the Bible