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  • 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?

  • Itit 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,

  • itit'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,"