Why disbelievers can’t understand the Bible

To those who earnestly asked the way to heaven, Jesus candidly said, “I am the Way.” But to the rich young man who lied both to himself and to God, the Good Teacher responded craftily to the same question, “Keep the commandments.”

The Bible is simply not open to scrutiny by the insincere. The Scribes, the Pharisees and the Sadducees had read God’s word diligently every day of their lives. They didn’t have the context problem of the present-day disbeliever. They knew what kind of material they were looking at; they even revered it, in a way.

But when the Word-Made-Flesh, the Fulfillment of every prophecy, the long-expected Messiah stood right in front of them, they didn’t recognize Him. Jesus told them, “You search the Scriptures, because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is these that bear witness of Me.” (John 5:39 NASB) They had scrutinized the sacred scrolls until their eyes bled, but missed the whole Point.

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