Before I began to read the Bible, I avoided it. Its size intimidated me. Further, people were in such disagreement about what it said, I reasoned that its message must be unclear – and subject to each reader’s personal interpretation. All this changed once I began to read the Bible for myself.
As to its size, I found that it did not have to be read from beginning to end…like a novel. Rather, like a newspaper, I could go straight to the sports section…or wherever my interest and comprehension was the greatest.
As to its interpretation, again it was like a newspaper. People can argue about things in the paper and perhaps some parts of it are unclear, but that doesn’t mean that reading a newspaper is a hopelessly confusing experience or that one cannot come away from it with some clear and unmistakable facts.
Therefore, I commend the Bible to you on the basis of its readability. Some parts of it are indeed harder to read than others. But if you can read a newspaper, you can read the Bible. Just stick with the parts you can understand, for you can only obey what you can understand.
The purpose of this blog is to praise Jesus Christ in terms familiar to those who read the Bible, and to help others become more familiar with the Bible. For those unfamiliar with the Bible, look to the blog: A Nonchurchgoer’s Guide to Jesus and His Kingdom which does not presume familiarity with the Bible.