There are all kinds of ways to interpret the bible.



The bible is God’s “owner’s manual” for living. As such, He would not have given us something we couldn’t understand. Admonitions such as “husbands, love your wives,” and “do not get drunk,” are pretty straightforward. How many ways can such things be understood?

It’s not that the bible is hard to understand; it’s that we make our own conscience as the moral standard and the bible’s simplicity interferes with our desire to do wrong.

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Tim 3:16, 17)

Those who reject the bible say something like, “No one really knows what it means. A thousand people can come up with a thousand different conclusions. Who knows which one is right? Therefore, I’m not gonna listen to any of it. I’ll let God sort it out in the end.”

These folks prefer the bible to remain closed so that their deeds can’t be exposed. (John 3:19, 20) They want to do what they please and not be subject to a moral code. Liberals and so-called “free thinkers” hate the Good Book because it generally condemns whatever they’re trying to promote.