how to understand the Bible


John 8:43-47

43 “Why don’t you know anything about what I am saying? Because you cannot listen to my message.
44 You are of your father the devil, and you are eager to do what your father wants. He was a murderer from the beginning and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he is saying a lie, he is speaking his own language, because he is a liar and the father of it.
45 Yet because I am saying the truth, you are not believing me.
46 Who among you can convict me of sin? Since I am saying the truth, why aren’t you believing me?
47 The one who is from God listens to God’s words. This is why you aren’t listening, because you are not from God.”

how to understand the Bible

There are many people with advanced degrees and high IQs who are confused by the message of the Bible. Jesus was talking to a group of people like that. They were actively seeking ways to kill him, even though he was just telling the truth his Father had told him to tell. Even though they claimed to have excellent parentage, the words of Jesus fell on deaf ears.

Do the words of the Bible seem like a secret code to you. Are you secretly confused by them. There is a solution. We call it conversion. It involves two steps: First, repent of your sins. Then, put your faith in Christ. Without repentance and faith, no one can listen to God’s message. After conversion, it is possible.

LORD, help those who want to know you to put their faith in you. Then they can understand your words.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at -- !
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