Sadly, many of us have recently come to realize that even many of the renowned men of Christendom were wrong in some of their doctrines.  Worse–many of the Bible commentators were too!  Because their writings and study guides are also used in seminaries, this has led to a multitude of pastors believing false doctrines and promoting them to their congregations.  Today, the deception is widespread.

Christians MUST come to understand that it is not God’s will for them to be submitting to a man (or men) for all their spiritual learning.  They must learn to pray that HE will teach them, and read the Word for themselves.  It is not a matter of intelligence.  The Holy Spirit will teach you in a way that you will understand.   (Why do you suppose the Catholic ‘church’ went to such great lengths to keep Bibles out of the hands of the common man?  Now Satan works more subtly, by projecting verses on the overhead so that no one need bother to open their own Bible.)

This promise is for ALL true Christians:

‘But the Comforter, [which is] the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.’  (John 14:26)

 ‘But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.’  (1 John 2:27)

Which brings us to an important point.  There are a couple of reasons that many ‘Christians’ don’t find themselves understanding God’s Word.

1.  Many people who say they are Christians are not even Christians.  REPENTANCE is the necessary first step of salvation.  One of the false doctrines that has been promoted for the past few decades, is that all you need to do is ‘believe’ in Jesus. ‘God hates the sin, but not the sinner’ . . .  ‘just come as you are’, sinners are told.   This is a twisting of Scripture and a misrepresentation of the gospel.  True conversion begins with godly sorrow that leads to repentance.  THEN God forgives, because of Jesus’ death on our behalf.  But where there is no apology . . . no acknowledgement of one’s sins . . . there can be no forgiveness.  Without forgiveness, there is no NEW HEART given . . . no Holy Spirit received.  Although CONVINCED, such people are not converted.  Because they are not converted, and have not received the Holy Spirit,  the Scriptures above DO NOT apply to them, but this verse DOES:

‘But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know [them], because they are spiritually discerned.’  (1 Cor. 2:14)

So it IS true–many church goers, who BELIEVE they are Christians (but aren’t fully CONVERTED), do not understand the Bible.

2.  Newer Bible versions are based on corrupted manuscripts, translated by the Vatican and/or by occultists.  God’s Word is His testimony.  To change wording and intent when translating, is to add error to His testimony, rendering it invalid.  From what I have learned, the Authorized Version of the King James Bible is the best, most accurate rendering of God’s Word.  When I read this translation, there is a spiritual anointing present that I do not find with other versions.

Jesus IS the Word.  It is not surprising that, by using a similar (but not the same) ‘Word’, the churches would have invented ‘another Jesus’.  But that’s exactly the situation we have today:  another ‘Word’, another ‘Jesus’, and another ‘gospel’ . . . and ‘churches’ full of believers in this (other) Jesus and (other) gospel that are convinced they are real Christians.If you don’t believe me, look at their fruit–because by their fruit you will know them.  (Matthew 7:15-23, Galatians 5:19-24)

The bottom line is this:

  • Become a TRUE, converted Christian, by repenting of your sins and confessing them to God AND believing in Jesus’ death on your behalf.
  • Live a life of obedience to His commandments, as He instructed us.  (Matt. 19:17, John 14:15, 15:10, 1 John 2:3, 5:3, Rev. 12:17, 14:12)
  • Pray often for wisdom.  (James 1:5)
  • Pray for understanding and read His Word.