THE TEACHINGS OF THE BIBLE ARE VERY BASIC AND NOT ESOTERIC BUT, LIKE NUMBERS ARE VERY BASIC, MANY PEOPLE FIND THEM EITHER TOO DIFFICULT TO DEAL WITH OR TOO BORING TO CONTEMPLATE. Yet there are a multiplicity of revelations and deep wisdom and understanding to be gained from meditating what is outwardly very simple. Just as an alphabet is boring after a while, but essential to make life very interesting, when it comes to written communication, so, too, are the teachings of the Bible critical for enjoying life itself.
There is a massive difference between the teachings within the Bible and the teachings of people that are based upon what is written in the Bible.
Just to ask whether a person agrees with the teachings that are within the Bible is like saying, “Do you like a playing around in a worm farm?”
Understanding the Bible is the result of experiential knowledge that only comes through application of the principles contained within its pages; a fact that leaves most people bereft of such an appreciation.
Truth, principles and knowledge are not something most people comprehend—yet for some reason, these people find misinformation easier to believe.
While the simple truth of the Bible teaching is the light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it, there are many other elements within the pages of the Holy Writ that are misconstrued, twisted, broken and reorganized to form ideas foreign to the text.
Nevertheless, here is the simple truth of what the Bible teaches:
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the Spirit of God was moving over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. (Genesis 1:1-3)
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. (John 1:5)
Jesus said to them, “The light is with you for a little longer. Walk while you have the light, lest the darkness overtake you; he who walks in the darkness does not know where he goes. (John 12:35)
In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the likeness of God. (2 Corinthians 4:4)
He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. (Mark 16:16)
If we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. (1 John 1:7)
But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, which shines brighter and brighter until full day. (Proverbs 4:18)
He who believes in him is not condemned; he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. (John 3:18)
And this is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. (John 3:19)
Once a person has been qualified by the Creator as someone who is genuinely seeking the truth, by practicing what it instructs, then more will be revealed.
Only those walking in the path of righteousness through faith in Lord Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit are able to learn greater truth.
Each one is responsible for himself or herself.
As the light shines in the darkness, truth is revealed to those who walk in the light. Who would disagree with that? Only those who love darkness, rather than the light.