Ah yes....the choices of men always seem to rule. No "God" involved there.<quoted text>
It is my understanding those Gnostic texts were just collections of sayings of Jesus and interpretations of what he said. They were part of the early disparate views of evidently something that happened with a figure known as Jesus. They weren't the real deal, but what some followers interpreted as the real deal. There was as much different schools of religious thought then as now. There were meldings and spins put on to suit.
There were evidently many sects that sprang to life with differing views. That should put to rest that such a figure didn't exist. Too much commotion for a something not to have happened.
The New Testament of today appears to be a sincere effort to maintain as much accuracy and reliable accounts as possible as far as the event that happened. It is very Pauline, but Paul claims to have met Jesus, and he was involved in the religion very early on.
Too much time and history has passed, and too little survived it to say what is absolute truth. But something did happen.
All you can do is read and pick out that which appeals to you. A scholarly or literal approach is not going to work. Such is pretty much what has been happening for the last 2000 years.
Unless......you can point me in the direction that has "God" specifically stated which texts are of "His inspiration" and which are not.
You seem to know. SO please post the link or citation to this information.