Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Singing such a happy tune with a smile on your face! Brother Zhang, I'm curious, what good news has you so excited, singing and dancing? It's fantastic news! Oh? Our long-awaited Lord Jesus has returned! He has returned? He is Almighty God incarnate! Almighty God has expressed many truths, and is doing the work of judgment beginning with God's house—(Hey …) Hold on, hold on. You're saying Almighty God is the returned Lord Jesus, and that He's speaking new words and doing new work? Yeah, yeah, yeah … No, can't be. That goes beyond the Bible! All God's words and work are—(Hang on.) Calm down. Were you about to say that all of God's words and work are in the Bible, that none of His words and work can be found outside the Bible, and that anything beyond it is heresy? Yes, yes, yes, right, that's precisely it. Then I'd like to ask you where did you get that idea from. The pastors and elders tell us that all the time, and those are the words we keep. Did the Lord Jesus ever say this? Well, no, He did not. Did the Holy Spirit say it? Not once. Is it even in the Bible? I guess not. And despite all this, the church pastors and elders dare to say, "God's work and words don't exist outside the Bible, and anything outside of it is heresy." Does that fit with the truth? Does it fit with the facts? I'd like to hear exactly how what the pastors and elders say doesn't fit with the facts. Then I ask you, do you remember how John 21:25 goes? That makes it pretty clear, right? The Lord Jesus lived on earth for over 33 years, and preached for 3.5 years. In all those years, how much do you think He spoke and did? Surely a lot! But if you read all the Lord Jesus' words from the Bible, you could recite them in just a few hours. What does that prove? It proves that … it proves that God's work and words aren't recorded entirely in the Bible. (Yes!) Also, when the Bible was being compiled, due to human omissions, a portion of Jehovah God's words as conveyed by the prophets was not included into the Old Testament. And what does that prove? It proves that … it proves that God's words and work can be found outside the Bible. Right, and in John 16:12–13, what did the Lord Jesus say? Yeah, and in Revelation, we see it prophesied, Revelation also prophesies the scroll that can only be opened by the Lamb. So then, what does all of that prove? It … it proves that … Maybe you should just tell me. It proves that, in the last days, the Lord will return to speak. Do you think the words of the returned Lord Jesus would be written in the Bible in advance? Then that means, when the pastors and elders say, "God's words and work don't exist outside the Bible," it doesn't fit the facts, so that means it's wrong! What was that? I didn't hear you. Ha! I said, the idea that "God's words and work don't exist outside the Bible" doesn't fit with the facts. Absolutely right. God is the Lord of creation, the ever-flowing source of the living water, so how could His words be limited to just that tiny, little bit in the Bible? So then, when pastors and elders say, "God's words and work do not exist outside the Bible," that idea is completely wrong, and it comes from people's imaginations! Hey, I admit that the "God's words and work don't exist outside the Bible" concept does have some problems. Yeah. But still, the pastors and elders always stress that "God's work doesn't exist outside the Bible, and anything outside the Bible is heresy." There's not a problem with that idea, right? I have an answer for that: There's a big problem! Tell me, is God's work required to be based on the Bible? Is God unable to work without the Bible? I don't see what's so questionable about that. Think about it. When God created the heavens, earth, and all things, did He do so based on the Bible? Well, no. When Jehovah God led the Israelites out of Egypt and issued His laws, did He do so based on the Bible? They didn't have the Bible back then. If they had it then, you think God would have done His work based on it? Of course He would have! When the Lord Jesus preached repentance, forgave mankind's sins, cured the sick, cast out demons, revealed miracles, bestowed grace upon mankind, and was crucified as the sin offering, were all those words and work based on the Bible? Well those … No, I guess they weren't. That's right! The Lord Jesus' words and work weren't based on the Bible, nor were they limited by it. In fact, they went entirely outside the Bible. That's actually true. Don't you think we're denying the work done by God Himself if we go by the pastors' and elders' theory that "Anything outside the Bible is heresy"? You know, I just realized this is a big problem! But why didn't I ever see it before? Hey, what are you mumbling on about? I said, it … it's just that you've changed a lot in the last few days! If not for Almighty God expressing the truth, no one could see these problems clearly. Oh? What does Almighty God say about it? Which is greater: God or the Bible? Which came first, God or the Bible? Right. I got it! Of course God is greater! Of course God came first, then the Bible! That's right. God is the source of life for all things. Mankind could never fathom the greatness of God. But the truth is, man only began to record God's words, and compiled the Bible after God had finished His previous work. The Bible is nothing but a historical account of God's work from the past. So how could it be compared to God at all? Right, right, right … If we use the Bible to limit God and define His words and work, that's … that's completely ridiculous! Right! God works according to His management plan and the needs of mankind to lead them and to save them. God's work is always moving forward and always new. God never repeats His old work. So, do you think God's work in the last days is really based on something as limited as the Bible? Oh my! So when the pastors and elders say "God's words and work don't exist outside the Bible, and anything outside the Bible is heresy," that's such a deceiving fallacy! It's much worse than that! It's using the Bible to delimit all God's words and work, which is resisting God's appearance and work in the last days, as well as preventing us from hearing the Lord's voice. It's one of Satan's tricks! Oh no! That's like fugu prepared by a pastry chef! That's a big problem! Now he's getting it. Now let me ask you— Hey, bup, bup, bup … I was trying to ask you a question, and you're cutting in and asking me a whole pile of them! It's only because I'm worried about you. Then let me ask you something. Go ahead. So, our Pastor Jia always says, "The Bible was given by inspiration of God, and it is all His word. So the Bible represents God." "Believing in the Bible means believing in the Lord, and believing in the Lord means believing in the Bible. No matter when or where, we can't depart from the Bible. By keeping the Bible, we will enter the kingdom of heaven!" Hey! He does a pretty good impression! That's the question I want to ask. Then we'll just have to ask Pastor Jia his basis for the claim that the entire Bible was inspired by God. Did the Lord Jesus ever say that? The Lord Jesus never said that, but Paul very clearly said, Is there a problem with that? I have an answer for that: There's a big problem! Does Paul represent the Lord Jesus? Most certainly not. Then Paul's claim that "All scripture is given by inspiration of God" has no basis in the Lord's words, and no testimony by the Holy Spirit. Does that fit with the truth? Does it fit with the facts? So that means that Paul's claim was mistaken? The truth is that only a small minority of the words in the Bible were inspired by God. Most of the Bible is historical records or people's letters, none of which can be said to be inspired by God. That makes sense. Anything directly inspired by God in the Bible is clearly marked as such. It's marked? Yeah. Now you remember! In the books of the prophets, things inspired by God are clear, such as Right. Also that, not only does it contain God's words, the Bible also contains the words of Satan, the ancient serpent, Moses, the apostles, Pharaoh, not to mention robbers, and the words of Pontius Pilate, even the words of the Pharisees, and high priest—(Hey …) I think I get it. If we say that all the Bible's words are the words of God alone, that's … that's not right either. We need to be able to discern which words are God's, and which come from man. You can tell that by taking a look at who is speaking. Oh? If it's God, then those words are God's words. Anyone else means it's the words of man. Even if they accord with the truth, they're still the words of man. And Satan's words? Obviously the words of demons! Right, right, right … The words of God, of man, and of Satan cannot be mixed into the same pool. (Right.) If we say that all the words in the Bible are all inspired by God, that it's all God's word, that's … that's twisting the facts and confusing right and wrong. It's belittling and blaspheming God. Oh no. So when the pastors and elders say, "Everything in the Bible was inspired by God, it's all God's word,"