Why it is so hard to understand the bible?

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Asked Jun 17, 2017
You may visit jw.org and request a free home bible study on a day and at a time convenient for you. Its through a study of the bible that you will come to understand it. I learned so much from my study of the bible. I was so relieved to find out that much of what I had been told is not even in the bible. For example I was taught that when a person die, if they were bad they go to a firey hell, but the bible teaches at Ecclesiastes 9 vs 5 " the dead are conscious of nothing at all". 1 John 4 vs 8 says "God is love". Therefore God would never allow such a place to exist. John 5 vs 28 says " those in the grave will hear Jesus voice and come out of the grave" People can not come out of the grave if when they die they are in heaven or hell. Hell is simply the common grave of mankind. Jesus was even said to be in hell when he died and we know Jesus was a righteous man. That is just one example among so so many of what you can learn from studying the bible. Most importantly, you will learn about the true God and how you can have a close personal relationship with him, and what he has in store very soon for man and the earth Wouldn't you like to know more?.
Answered Jun 17, 2017
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Answered Jun 17, 2017
Many people feel that way but there are keys to understanding the Bible.
This article was found on a wonderful website www.jw.org.

The Bible itself provides many of the keys to understanding it. Regardless of your background, God’s message in the Bible “is not too difficult for you, nor is it far away.”—Deuteronomy 30:11.

Keys to understanding the Bible

Have the right attitude. Accept the Bible as God’s Word. Be humble, since God opposes the proud. (1 Thessalonians 2:13; James 4:6) However, avoid blind faith—God wants you to use your “power of reason.”—Romans 12:1, 2.
Pray for wisdom. “Do not lean upon your own understanding,” the Bible says at Proverbs 3:5. Instead, “keep on asking God” for wisdom in understanding the Bible.—James 1:5.
Be consistent. You will benefit much more from Bible study if you do it regularly rather than sporadically.—Joshua 1:8.
Study by topic. A topical study, in which you analyze what the Bible says about a particular topic or subject, is an effective way to learn what the Scriptures teach. Start with “the beginning lessons,” as it were, and then “go forward to more mature (advanced) teaching.” (Hebrews 6:1, 2, Easy-to-Read Version) You’ll find that you can compare scripture with scripture and learn that various parts of the Bible explain each other, even the parts that are “hard to understand.”—2 Peter 3:16.
Get help from others. The Bible encourages us to accept help from others who understand the Bible. (Acts 8:30, 31) Jehovah’s Witnesses offer a free Bible study program. Like the early Christians, they use Scriptural references to help others discern what the Bible really teaches.—Acts 17:2, 3.
Things you don’t need

High intellect or education. Jesus’ 12 apostles understood the Scriptures and taught them to others, even though the apostles were considered by some to be “unlettered and ordinary.”—Acts 4:13.
Money. You can learn what the Bible teaches without cost. Jesus told his disciples: “You received free, give free.”—Matthew 10:8.

Jehovah's Witnesses offer free home Bible studies. If you or anyone would like one you​ can fill out the online form on jw.org and a Jehovah's Witness will contact you at a time convenient for you.
Answered Jun 25, 2017

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