~ No One Can Understand The Bible ~
Myth ~ The Bible is so complex that no one can discern its meaning.
Reality ~ The Bible is extremely complex – which supports its claim of divine origin. It is true that no human, while on earth, will fully comprehend all aspects of the Bible’s content.
But the reality is that even a small child can comprehend critically important aspects of the message of the Bible. In seminaries, and elsewhere, scholars continue to find new depths they did not previously understand. This is another indication of its divine inspiration. What other book has this profound content?
Comment ~ This is closely related to the last myth we looked at – but has a significant difference in its nuance.
Scripture ~ Jesus said, “These things I have spoken to you while being present with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. You have heard Me say to you, ‘I am going away and coming back to you.’ If you loved Me, you would rejoice because I said, ‘I am going to the Father,’ for My Father is greater than I” (John 14:25-28).
“There remains therefore a rest for the people of God. For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His. Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall according to the same example of disobedience. For the Word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart” (Hebrews 4:9-12).
~ Robert Lloyd Russell, ABUNDANT LIFE NOW blog.
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