Understanding the Bible
The best way for us today to understand the Bible is to open it and read it for ourselves. Meditate on it so that you can be receptive to the leadings of the Spirit of Truth, and let the Spirit of Truth do its work. Jesus said:
“I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.”
– John 16:12-13
While it is true that Jesus occasionally referred to verses in the Old Testament and explained and expounded on their meaning, the bulk of his teaching consisted of illustrations – pulling life lessons from daily affairs – and by his own living example. Thus, we can best understand the Bible, and specifically the Good News, by examining Jesus’ life and the way he worshiped the Father.
We understand that these comments may be controversial to some. But we also believe if you open your spiritual minds, hearts and eyes to this unbiased examination of the Bible, you will be lead to a similar conclusion. The Father “well knows the formation of us, Remembering that we are dust.” (Psalms 103:14) He knows how the human mind operates and He knows best how to reveal Himself. We bask in His great wisdom of first laying a foundation – the tutor of the Old Testament – and then introducing His true nature and eternal purpose through his Son, “in the likeness of men” (Philippians 2:7) as contained in the New Testament.