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  • Our faith in God must be based on the Bible. (Amen!)

  • We can't believe in or accept anything beyond the Bible. (Amen!)

  • The Bible cannot represent God and simply cannot save man in God's stead.

  • It is only God that can save mankind.

  • If believers want to be cleansed and brought into the kingdom of heaven,

  • they must accept Almighty God's judgment in the last days and walk out from the Bible.

  • Those who accept and obey after hearing God's voice are all indeed wise virgins.

  • They're raptured before the throne, attend the marriage supper of the Lamb

  • and enjoy the water of life which does flow from God's throne.

  • We believe in God just like them,

  • but why do we feel dark in spirit, unable to sense the Lord's presence?

  • It seems we can't keep clinging to the Bible.

  • Otherwise, we'll miss out on the opportunity to welcome the Lord

  • and attend the marriage supper of the Lamb.

  • Let us continue to communicate.

  • And if anyone has a question, we'll seek together.

  • Your fellowship does make sense and is all true.

  • I admit not everything in the Bible is the word of God.

  • It also contains the words of man as well as the words of Satan.

  • This is a fact.

  • But I also believe God's words and work all are recorded in the Bible.

  • I dare say that this is also fact. (Amen!)

  • Therefore, our faith in God needs to be based on the Bible.

  • We can't believe in or accept anything beyond the Bible. (Amen!)

  • Do you dare to say there are God's words and work outside of the Bible?

  • We believe all of God's words and work are inside the Bible.

  • Do you dare deny this point?

  • Please fellowship. Answer my question!

  • Well said!

  • You said that the Bible isn't just God's word but includes man's words.

  • I admit this.

  • But we think all God's words and work are recorded in the Bible.

  • There is no word and work of God apart from the Bible. (Amen!)

  • Therefore, our faith in God must be based on the Bible. (Amen!)

  • Is that wrong?

  • Many believers in religious circles feel:

  • "All of God's words and work are recorded in the Bible.

  • There is no word or work of God apart from the Bible."

  • Does this conform with the facts?

  • Do you dare say

  • that every single piece of work performed by Jehovah in the Age of Law

  • is entirely recorded in the Bible?

  • Can you guarantee

  • that all of the words and work of the Lord Jesus in the Age of Grace

  • are entirely recorded within the Bible?

  • What will be the outcome if indeed this view does not conform with the facts?

  • Would it not make people look down on, delimit and blaspheme God?

  • Isn't it something that offends the disposition of God?

  • As we all should really know,

  • the Bible is compiled by people who serve God many years

  • after God completed each stage of His work.

  • Thus, it's inevitable that some content is missed.

  • There are some prophets' words that are not recorded in the Old Testament,

  • but are instead collated into the Deuterocanonical books.

  • In the New Testament,

  • there aren't many words of the Lord Jesus recorded in the Four Gospels.

  • In fact, the Lord Jesus had preached and worked for at least three years.

  • The words He uttered exceed what is recorded in the Bible many times over.

  • That is a fact no one can deny.

  • The Bible says,

  • There are also some letters of the apostles not recorded in the Bible.

  • When Lord Jesus returns,

  • He will still have to utter much more words and perform much more work.

  • Could these things all be recorded in the Bible?

  • The Bible has only recorded the prophecy of Lord Jesus' return

  • and not His word and work following His return.

  • That is to say, the words of God recorded in the Bible are limited. (Indeed.)

  • These words are essentially nothing more than a drop in the sea of God's life,

  • only a ten-thousandth, perhaps just a trillionth of God's life.

  • The Bible says

  • that if all Jesus' words and work were recorded,

  • the world itself could not contain the books.

  • Yet we claim there's none outside of the Bible.

  • Isn't that simply a bald-faced lie?

  • That's for sure.

  • What's recorded in the Bible is too limited!

  • Yeah. Too limited.

  • Given these facts, how can people still say that

  • God's words and work are all recorded in the Bible?

  • How could they say that there is no word or work of God apart from the Bible?

  • Such statements are too arbitrary!

  • They don't conform with the facts.

  • Many people use such statements to conclude

  • that the Bible is the basis of man's faith in God.

  • This conclusion is not accurate.

  • It is right to rely on the Bible as a basis for faith,

  • but it alone is not enough.

  • What's most important is to walk the path of belief

  • based on the work of the Holy Spirit.

  • That is how to achieve God's approval.

  • If the Bible is the only basis with no work of the Holy Spirit,

  • will man be able to understand the truth in the Bible

  • or achieve understanding of God?

  • If man lacks the Holy Spirit's enlightenment, misunderstands God's word,

  • like so, doesn't that make it easy to go astray?

  • These are all real and serious problems.

  • If believers in God lack Holy Spirit's work,

  • they'll never be able to gain the truth nor truly know God.

  • Even if they read the Bible and listen to many sermons,

  • they still won't understand the truth nor enter into reality.

  • This shows that people who believe in God without the work of the Holy Spirit

  • won't be able to achieve anything.

  • It's true.

  • Without the work of the Holy Spirit,

  • even if people believe in God and read the Bible, they won't understand.

  • Yes, it's true.

  • Many pastors and religious scholars use the human mind to explain the Bible.

  • The result, they all end up as people who resist God.

  • They're just like the Pharisees

  • who were also familiar with the Bible and observed some of its rules

  • but lacked any knowledge of God.

  • They appeared godly outside but had no reverence for God of any kind.

  • When Lord Jesus appeared to do His work,

  • they actually dared to use the Bible to resist and condemn Him,

  • and so were cursed by God.

  • What kind of problem is this?

  • Can man's faith in God be solely based on the Bible or not?

  • The bitter lesson of the Pharisees tells us

  • that basing our faith in God on the Bible alone is not enough.

  • What's important is to base our faith in the Holy Spirit's work.

  • Without the Holy Spirit's work,

  • it does not matter how many years people believe in God

  • they won't be able to gain life.

  • This is a fact nobody can deny.

  • This shows that the statement, "Faith in God must be based on the Bible,

  • departing from the Bible is not believing in God," is incorrect,

  • if we think about it, actually an absurd point of view.

  • The word of God within the Bible clearly states,

  • And in Psalms,

  • Both passages are classic lines of the Bible.

  • One could say all believers know these two passages.

  • Can faith in God be solely based on the Bible or not?

  • The answer is clear:

  • The main basis for belief in God is the work of the Holy Spirit

  • as well as the actual words of God.

  • That's how to gain the truth and the life.

  • Many people do not truly understand the Bible.

  • They think eternal life is in the Bible,

  • and that simply holding on to the Bible will accomplish everything.

  • That's an extremely absurd point of view.

  • The Lord Jesus has said before,

  • Believers should know in their hearts

  • that God truly is the Lord of all creation.

  • God dominates and is in charge of all, and is the source of life for all.

  • There is infinite wisdom and wonder in God.

  • The Bible is merely a historical record of God's work,

  • a testimony to the first two stages of God's work.

  • The Bible is the Bible, of course, and God is God.

  • The Bible and God are two different things and cannot be compared.

  • The Bible cannot represent God and simply cannot save man in God's stead.

  • It is only God that can save mankind.

  • Mm.

  • If the Bible could save man,

  • then why would the Israelites who have held firm to the Bible

  • and blindly believed and worshiped the Bible for thousands of years

  • still need the Messiah to come and save them?

  • If the Bible could save man,

  • then why did the Pharisees who held fast to it

  • still condemn and resist Lord Jesus and become antichrists in enmity of God?

  • This is sufficient to demonstrate that the Bible cannot save man.

  • The Bible is merely a testimony to God.

  • If man only holds on to the Bible but does not obey God's work,

  • he won't be able to receive God's salvation.

  • Since man believes in God, he should obey God's work

  • and experience and practice God's word,

  • so that he may receive the work of the Holy Spirit and gain the truth and life.

  • And so, that is why the Bible is only able to serve as a reference

  • for man's faith in God and cannot be the sole basis.