VIII. Questions and Answers on the Inside Story of the Bible
Question 6: Since Paul stated that “All scripture is given by inspiration of God,” it is not wrong, because he was an apostle of God. God was telling mankind through Paul that scriptures were all inspired by God and are all the word of God. Do you dare deny this?
We can see from Almighty God’s word that although the epistles of the apostles largely conform with God's intentions, yet there is a difference between conforming with God’s intentions and being the word of God. The epistles of Peter and Paul only appeared one after the other following the Lord Jesus’ resurrection and ascension into heaven. When these letters were sent to the churches, how did the brothers and sisters of the churches regard them? They would have said, “These are letters from Brother Peter, these are letters from Brother Paul.” They would not have treated these letters as the word of God, because these apostles never said that they were God. They only admitted that they were disciples who followed the Lord Jesus. Therefore, the brothers and sisters of the churches at the time would have treated these letters and words as the words of other brothers. Peter and Paul also never said that their words were inspired by God or were the word of God. That’s the historical context of the time. But today, we treat these epistles and words of the apostles as the word of God and regard them in the same category as the word of God. This is against historical fact! The epistles of these apostles only came out of their burden to the church. It was to support the churches at the time. Their epistles cannot represent the word of God. God’s words are God’s words, man’s words are man’s words. If we cannot distinguish which are God’s words and which are man’s words in the Bible, that’s a very serious problem. In fact, there is only a portion of God’s word in the Bible. Only the words personally spoken by Jehovah God, the words of Moses as instructed by Jehovah God, the words conveyed by prophets from Jehovah God, and the words personally spoken by the Lord Jesus are truly the word of God. We can see that the words of prophets all have a special label. They say, “Thus said Jehovah.” This explains that they are conveying God’s words and making people see clearly that they are mimicking the original words of God. Therefore, only the words conveyed by prophets from God, the words personally spoken by Jehovah God that were recorded, and the words personally spoken by the Lord Jesus that were recorded by the apostles are the true word of God. Only this portion of the words in the Bible is the word of God. Apart from this portion, all the words spoken by the apostles and things recorded by God’s servants are man’s testimonies and man’s words.
It is not accurate to say that the Bible was inspired by God and all God’s word just based on one line from the epistle of an apostle. In the age of the apostles, no one would have treated the letters of Peter and Paul as the word of God, and no one would have regarded these apostles as Christ. These apostles never dared to call themselves Christ either. Only Christ represents God and the Holy Spirit. Thus, we should not treat the words of these apostles as the word of God. The words of these apostles don’t represent God and moreover don’t represent the Holy Spirit. Also, God has never testified to the Bible as such. The Lord Jesus only said that the Bible is a testimony of God, but did not say that the Bible was inspired by God and was all God’s words. The Holy Spirit has also never testified to anyone about the Bible in this way. Only the Holy Spirit and God incarnate know best about the inside story of the Bible. No man can fathom the inside story of the Bible. The Bible is a record of God’s work and personal experiences and testimonies written by people who served God. It is merely man conveying God’s words or man bearing witness to God’s work by describing their own experiences after receiving the enlightenment of the Holy Spirit. None of this was personally written by God. That’s a fact! Though the records and epistles of the apostles were enlightened by the Holy Spirit, they cannot represent the word of God. Therefore, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God and all the word of God” is the wrong viewpoint. It doesn’t conform with the facts whatsoever!
The word of God is the truth. A life of experience can only live out a limited portion. No matter how much of God man knows, he cannot express God’s words. No matter how weighty man’s testimony, his words cannot be compared to God’s words. This is because the difference between God’s essence and man’s essence is heaven and earth. Man can never express God’s words. Even the prophets could merely convey God’s words. Even those used by the Holy Spirit cannot express God’s words. All they can discuss are their own experiences and testimonies. Christ has a divine essence, so what He expresses is naturally God’s words. Man’s substance is humanity, so what he expresses is naturally man's experiences and knowledge. Even if it conforms with the truth, it cannot be compared in the same breath as God’s words. People of today go against historical fact and insist that man’s words in the Bible are God’s words. This is something that completely deceives people and resists God. It is regarded as blaspheming God.
from the movie script of Disclose the Mystery About the Bible