If we believe that the Bible is the word of God, then we would also refer to God and the Scripture as if they are identical. We would personify the Bible as the Bible does to itself. Anyone who never does this probably does not believe that the Bible is the word of God.

Since God possesses absolute authority, the Bible also carries absolute authority. Since there is no difference between God speaking and the Bible speaking, there is no difference between obeying God and obeying the Bible. To believe and obey the Bible is to believe and obey God; to disbelieve and disobey the Bible is to disbelieve and disobey God.

The Bible is more than an instrument through which God speaks to us; rather, the words of the Bible are the very words that God speaks – there is no difference. The Bible is God’s voice, and the authority of Scripture is total.

– Vincent Cheung

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