Many say that God’s word (the Bible) is not understandable by the common man, or without miraculous help. This theory was first invented by the Catholics in order to keep people from questioning their clerics, and has continued to be propagated by denominationalism for centuries. Those who go along with this idea must not think much of God’s ability to communicate.
The following passages show that we can understand the scriptures by reading and studying them …
Ephesians 3:3-4 – How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words, Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge
Matthew 13:23 – he that … (is) … the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it
II Corinthians 1:13 – For we write nothing else to you than what you read and understand … (NASV)
Why people don’t understand God’s word:
Matthew 13:15 – For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted …