You just gotta have faith brotha...
Just kidding. :))
Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.
One reason you do not know the scriptures or the power of God is because nobody has taught you the integrity and accuracy of the word; who teaches us about the 9 manifestations of holy spirit and how to use them? What about the differences of body, soul, & spirit? Or the 7 biblical administrations, or how the word of God interprets itself, etc?
The other reason is that you are missing the key to understanding the bible: the gift of holy spirit.
I Corinthians 2:14
But the natural man(a man who is only body & soul: he is missing the key ingredient - holy spirit) receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
Without the gift of holy spirit, it is IMPOSSIBLE to unlock the mysteries of the bible. So how do you get it? Very simple.
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
No man-made religion of confessing your sins needed here. Just do what God says.
So now then, how did we get this word of God?
Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began,
But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith:
God taught Paul what to write by revelation, (which is one of the 9 manifestations of holy spirit I was telling you about). The gift of holy spirit is our connection to God. Without it, there is no connection, and thus no ability to fully understand the scriptures.
II Peter 1:20,21
Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
In verse 20, the word "private" comes from the Greek word idios, which means "ones own". Thus the bible is not to be of one's own interpretation. So if no one is to interpret the bible, then what? There are only 2 logical alternatives: either there is no interpretation possible (which is crazy, since why would God give us a book that cannot be interpreted?) or it must interpret itself. That is exactly what it does - it interprets itself. Therefore, there must be some simple, logical keys that we can know and use so that the bible explains itself. There are many of them, but that is another teaching.
Verse 21 tells us that (the holy ghost = God) "moved" (inspired) holy men of God (in other words, only men with the gift of holy spirit) what to speak (they often had scribes write down what they said verbatim). The bible did not come to us from the will of man - he did not think up all this stuff. This agrees with the record in Romans 16, so no contradiction here.
For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles,
If ye have heard of the dispensation(from Greek oikonomia = administration) of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward:
How that by REVELATION he(God) made known unto me(Paul) the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words,
Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ).
The great apostle Paul received the word of God by revelation(God revealing it to him). He did not think it up himself, but God revealed knowledge to Paul because he decided to receive the gift of holy spirit so God could communicate to him directly.
Once again, this agrees with all other scripture on the subject.
But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after(according to) man.
For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
All these verses agree with one another: God was the one who told these holy men of God what to speak and write. That is why the original bible was perfect because the bible is the only book in the world that has many writers, but only one author! That, in a nutshell, is how we got the word of God.
That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:
God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?