“But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” John 14:26
I saw a picture on facebook recently that pretty much sums up why a lot of people don’t understand the bible. I will post that picture at the bottom of this post.
I saw this quote below written on facebook and thought it might be interesting to some people. This might explain to you why you can’t understand the bible.
“The lie that God is not loving . . . that He is withholding something from us, keeping secrets, etc.”Have you ever thought that, perhaps, there are things written that pertain to this generation that men of previous generations would only have been confused by?
Have you read all the books that ARE in the Bible? Why don’t you try that first, then if you still have questions, ask God.
There is nothing He hides from His children. If you are His child (a Christian), His Holy Spirit will teach you when you read the Bible. If you are NOT a Christian, or someone who is truly seeking to know God, the Bible is not meant for you and you will not be able to unlock its secrets.
Try it for yourself–don’t take someone else’s word for it. It may just be that the people who are angry at God, who are spreading the lie that He is unloving and is hiding something from us . . . are those who can’t understand the Bible . . . and perhaps they are not able to understand it because they hate God already.
Your friends here, who DO understand the Bible, are telling you what they know . . . that God IS loving and is more than happy to reveal truth to those who honestly seek it.”
“Trying to understand the bible without the Holy Spirit is like trying to read a sundial without the sun.” This is so true. Technically, you can read a sundial at night, but you won’t get an accurate time. The same goes for reading the bible. You can read it without the Holy Spirit, but you won’t get the accurate meaning.
**Don’t ask my why when I typed that line that it decided to link up to the picture. Just ignore it. It only takes you to another picture of the one below. I don’t know how to fix it, being the technology dimwit that I am. lol )