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Is Bible Hard To Understand

The apostle Paul wrote some things hard to understand, to those who are untaught and twist the Scriptures accordingly. The English language has reach over one million words each having multiple meanings and many having opposite meanings from the original. How does one know the truth in today's world?

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Pharisee:

You wrote: The only way to find out the truth behind the veil of the English language is to read it in the original languages.

This definitely provides a more accurate and nuanced rendering than a translation does. Unfortunately, it is also dependent on the faithfulness of manuscripts (e.g. if two manuscripts disagree, which is more correct?). It is also dependent on one's undersanding of grammar, vocabulary, and idioms in use in the original language at the time the original was written. Words in English change meaning over time, and the same is true in Greek and Hebrew. When using tools, you are just as dependent on the knowledge of the toolmakers as you are of the knowledge of translators of English versions.
---StrongAxe on 2/14/17


There are a number of ways to get an accurate interpretation of the Bible. First ask the Holy Spirit to help you. Second is to make sure are going to a church and Sunday School that teaches the Bible. Third make sure you aren't confusing the Bible with your own cultural Mores. Fourth get an up to date Bible TRANSLATION and NOT a paraphrase, (I like the New American Standard Bible with a study section). Fifth is to ask questions to your pastor. There are more ways, but space is limited, so I'll stop.
---WIVV on 2/13/17


Are the whisperings to be consistent with Bible text?
---mike4879 on 2/13/17


How does one know the truth in today's world?---Steveng on 2/12/17

The Holy Spirit provides Truth via prayer, or via His whisperings from inside the bodies of His chosen.

Jn 14:17, 15:26, 16:13
---aservant on 2/13/17


YES, many agree that the Bible is clear and that the Bible is true, then they cannot agree upon the details.

Deuteronomy 30:11-14 "Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult." It is at least the opinion of this Bible text that it is not difficult to know.
---mike4879 on 2/13/17




The only way to find out the truth behind the veil of the English language is to read it in the original languages.

Thankfully there are tools f
or those that don't read Greek and Hebrew as you know.
---Pharisee on 2/13/17


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