With hundreds of denominations and several factions of the Lord’s Church, it is quite evident that most misunderstand the simplicity of the bible. How can this be when most will tell you that the scripture was written on the level of an 8th grader? How can this be when the bible says that simple minded can understand it? (Mt 11:25) How can anyone misunderstand the bible?
Misuse of the Old Testament
The Holy bible comes with two testaments, two covenants, the old and the new. Most seemingly don’t understand that the old testament was written for our learning, and that we don’t make the same mistakes the Israel made. (Rom 15:4 f; 1 Cor 10:11) The Lord was married to Israel even as he is married to his bride the church. (Jer 31:32 f; 2 Cor 11:2) Israel was divorced because of her infidelity, and thus the law the Lord made with Israel on Mount Sinai has faded away, nailed to the cross. (Heb 8:13 ff; Col 2:14; Eph 2:14-16) Therefore, Christ has made a new covenant with the house of Israel and of Judah, which all baptized believers are if they continue in the faith. (Jer 31:31-34 ff; Heb 8; Gal 4:22-24) Therefore, no one today is under the old testament laws or ordinances. Christians are under the law of Christ, and therefore are subject to the new testament in his blood. (2 Jn 9 f; 1 Cor 11:24-26) Anyone who tries to combine the old and new testament are guaranteed to reach false conclusions, and therefore produce false doctrines.
The Belief Errors Exist In the Scripture
There are many who believe that the scripture are filled with errors. They believe that because the bible was written by fallible men, there must be errors. What they don’t understand is that with every writer of the scripture had the Holy Spirit guiding them to all truth. (Jn 16:13 f; 2 Pet 1:21) All scripture was given by the inspiration of God. (2 Tim 3:16, 17) In other words, it was impossible for any writer to make a mistake. God protects His Word. (Jer 1:12) The Word of God was settled in heaven. (Ps 119:89) God’s every Word has been tested and tried and has been found to be pure and flawless. (Ps 12:6 cf 18:30; 19:8; Prov 30:5) Therefore, anyone who goes about to rewrite the scripture with the assumption that it contains errors is bound to reach false conclusions, and therefore produce false doctrines
Taking Man’s Word Over God’s Word
Every human being upon planet earth, born of woman, shall be judged according to God’s Word, not man’s word. (Jn 12:48 f; Rom 2:116) Mankind is quick to attempt to change the law of Christ by the use of man written words. Lexicons and commentaries are not a sin to read, but it is a sin to change the Word of God. (1 Cor 4:6 f; 1 Pet 4:11) It is a sin to take man’s word over God’s Word. If lexicons and commentaries disagrees with the scripture, then scripture is to take precedent. If lexicons and commentaries agrees with the scripture, then what need have we of it to begin with? Yes, I will refer to such on occasion, but never will I rely on such for doctrine, for truth. I find too many brethren who have used such in an attempt to change the doctrine of Christ, and I firmly believe the scripture states this to be wrong.(Gal 1:6-9) We must first prove God’s Word by the use of God’s Word. (1 Thess 5:21 f; Rom 12:2) God’s Word is not a book inspired by man, and therefore is flawless. God’s Word is final in all matter which pertains to life and to godliness, and is all sufficient to our salvation. (Therefore, anyone who takes man’s word over God’s Word is bound to reach false conclusions, and therefore produce false doctrines.