VIII. Questions and Answers on the Inside Story of the Bible
Question 5: Paul said in 2 Timothy 3:16: “All scripture is given by inspiration of God….” This shows that everything in the Bible is the word of God. But there are actually people who say that not everything in the Bible is the word of God. Isn’t this denying the Bible and deceiving people?
The Bible was inspired by God, and everything in the Bible is the word of God. This is a fact openly accepted in Christianity. This is only the opinion of men. Men’s opinions cannot represent God! Only God is most clear on the inside story of the Bible. Let’s take a look at what Almighty God says! Almighty God says, “In fact, apart from the books of prophecy, most of the Old Testament is historical record. Some of the epistles of the New Testament come from people’s experiences, and some come from the enlightenment of the Holy Spirit; the Pauline epistles, for example, arose from the work of a man, they were all the result of the Holy Spirit’s enlightenment, and they were written for the churches, were words of exhortation and encouragement for the brothers and sisters of the churches. They were not words spoken by the Holy Spirit—Paul could not speak on behalf of the Holy Spirit, and neither was he a prophet, much less did he see visions. His epistles were written for the churches of Ephesus, Philadelphia, Galatia, and other churches” (“Concerning the Bible (3)” in The Word Appears in the Flesh). “Not everything in the Bible is a record of the words personally spoken by God. The Bible simply documents the previous two stages of God’s work, of which one part is a record of the foretellings of the prophets, and one part is the experiences and knowledge written by people used by God throughout the ages. Human experiences are tainted with human opinions and knowledge, which is unavoidable. In many of the books of the Bible are human conceptions, human biases, and human absurd interpretations. Of course, most of the words are the result of the enlightenment and illumination of the Holy Spirit, and they are correct interpretations—yet it still cannot be said that they are entirely accurate expressions of the truth. Their views on certain things are nothing more than the knowledge of personal experience, or the enlightenment of the Holy Spirit. The foretellings of the prophets were personally instructed by God: The prophecies of Isaiah, Daniel, Ezra, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel came from the direct instruction of the Holy Spirit, these people were seers, they had received the Spirit of prophecy, they were all prophets of the Old Testament. During the Age of Law these people, who had received the inspirations of Jehovah, spoke many prophecies, which were directly instructed by Jehovah” (“Concerning the Bible (3)” in The Word Appears in the Flesh). Almighty God’s word has explained it very clearly. The Bible is not a record of all the words personally spoken by God Himself and only documents God’s work. In the Bible, only the words of Jehovah God and the Lord Jesus, as well as the words spoken by prophets as inspired by God are truly the word of God. The rest is mostly historical records, as well as men’s experiences and knowledge. Therefore, the saying “All scripture is given by inspiration of God” does not conform with historical fact!
from the movie script of Disclose the Mystery About the Bible