This is an amazing question as many people do not understand that the bible is not a human book. The bible is not understood by the reasoning powers of men . The bible is spiritual and spiritual things are only understood spiritually . is the bible is its own interpreter ? Yes because we do not make the bible what it is not saying. When God speaks we need to find out what God is saying without adding to his world less we be found a liar .
is the bible is its own interpreter ? Context
So many people twist the bible to their own destruction and coming to the bible which is the words of God we need to be careful that God does not find us being liars and adding and twisting his own words . It says Do not add to his words lest you be found a liar . We do not want to be found liars as we could be false bible readers and find ourselves destroyed in hell
The bible has the keys in itself to explain any symbol that we do not understand. For example the winds in revelation another verse says the winds which you have seen are multitudes peoples nations . But some parts of the bile are hard to understand and only God reveals what He wants to be revealed and to whom He wants to reveal it . is the bible is its own interpreter ? Yes as the book of Daniel it says Seal the book until the time of the end . It means this book written in 650 bc
Was locked to peoples understanding until 1798 which is the time of the end . At that time William Miller was called by God and was given understanding in bible prophecy . God opened the understanding of Daniel first to William Miller . We can see that if God wills nobody can understand any part of the bible unless God wills . Because since the time of Adam and Eve because f sin human beings have been in a darkened state . The bible says that it i impossible to know right and wrong unless God enlightens us with the Holy Spirit .
We see that everyday people to continually make mistakes of judgments they would not care less to know the truth and are very quick to pass judgment . Is the bible its own interpreter ? Yes as humans beings cannot interpret anything correctly without coming to wrong conclusions . This is why this new movement of worshipping human reasoning is the greatest hoax ever given to mortals as when men starts to think they are right and correct then beware . The bible says the heart is deceitful above all things who can know it .
Man in its pride thinks that finally he can decide truth, he can have a correct discernment without God and after all we do not see God and men could be the ruler of the universe. As men do not see God they think they are the only decider of their destiny . Human reasoning has been in darkness since the fall of Adam and Eve and until Jesus returns and the world ends it will e in the same condition . And the only solution is to ask God to help us understand the truth and reveal to us what truth is .
is the bible is its own interpreter ? Adding to the bible
Can we add to the bible ? No because it is like telling God what to do . When God speaks we cannot add anything because God is the truth and human beings are a fallen creature . Adding to the bible is a very offensive thing because when someone interprets the bible wrongly then this is what they are doing ? We need to be careful what we believe in and how we study the bible . Peter said some take the things written by Paul and twist them to their own destruction .
We can go all the way to be destroyed when we come to false beliefs. In fact it says that those who believe heresies or false beliefs will need to be destroyed . This is one of the sins written about in Galatians . People who do such a thing and do not understand is the bible its own interpreter ? They want to find things they want in the bible and they do not want to find what God is saying .
People do such things because they do not see punishments from God right away and someone can believe lies all their lives without any problem until they die or God wants to punish them for being liars. It says in revelation 21 8 all liars will have their part in the lake of fire and brimstone . When we believe a lie then we are responsible , because we are all responsible to know what truth is . We are all responsible to take the time to know what the bible says .
We need to read all the bible verses on one topic because when we judge too fast then we come to wrong conclusions . Let us ask God wisdom to know how to divide correctly the bible . Because this is life or death . If we do not know what the bible teaches, then let us not come to a conclusion for fear of believing a lie. This is because as simple and inoffensive as it seems to human this is very offensive to take what God says and be so proud so twist things around and make God say what He did not say and put our own wishes in Gods words. is the bible is its own interpreter ? Yes
When human beings do that they become liars , in fact it says that the Antichrist is named such one good reason is that He thought to change the sabbath to Sunday . And a men became so proud and offensive that he thought there was no problem for a men to change what God had written . This is as far as human beings can go in spiritual blindness and offence. Men disrespect God so much and think so highly of mortal frail human beings that they think they can change Gods words without any problem. O let us be careful to not change the word of God .
It says that those who do such things their names will be removed from the book of life. Those who add to the bible the 7 last plagues will be added to them . In revelation 14 it says those who will receive the mark of the beast are those who will have changed the bible around and followed human precepts rather than the bible . They will be those who will have been afraid of humans that they are ready to disobey God and follow a human tradition .
Revelation 14 tells us that such people 'will receive The wrath of God which is poured out without mixture into the cup of His indignation .' In fact this is will be the first time God will pour out his anger without any mixture of mercy. This will be the result of such insolent behaviour. Very similar to children who curse their parents, who beat their parents and lie and disrespect them . This is very similar ; but this time it is not against human parents but against God the divine creator .
s the bible is its own interpreter ? Rightly dividing the Word of God
This is why it is so important to study the bible correctly . Before doing anything it is very important to 1 seek to be honest and only study the bible with an honest mind and only to seek Gods will and what God said . 2 spiritual things are spiritually discerned. Human reasoning contrary to popular belief is totally unable to understand truth without God . Human reasoning is unable to invent truth.
Unless the Holy Spirit gives us understanding in the bible it is impossible for us to understand the bible . Before praying it is very important to pray, if you do not do this then you will not understand the bible and you will be confused with inly your human reasoning to understand divine things. Then another important principle to not get astray in studying the bible is to read the context and the Greek and Hebrew. Sometimes words in the bible are not well translated.
It is important that we study the bible in the original language to find the real meaning . For example the word 'Jesus is the beginning of creation' In Greek beginning is arche which means the originator of creation, the beginner of creation . In fact the verse is better understood as 'Jesus is the initiator of creation'
is the bible is its own interpreter ? The bible interprets itself
We do not need to ask someone to ask us what the bible means . Unless we are sure this person knows how to correctly understand what the bible means and is lead by God only . Is the bible its own interpreter ? Yes as the bible explain things hard to understand in other parts. For example when revelation says the sea What does sea mean ? In another verse we find out
Revelation 17:15, KJV: And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.
When the bible says The 4 beasts. What is a beast ? The bible says a beast is a kingdom . And thus we see that when we do not understand a verse or a symbol. God explain it in another part of the bible . This only when God leads us to correctly understand and divine the Word of God . As we cannot make the bible say something it did not say. We saw that earlier .
2 PE 1 20 ' Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.'
and 2 Peter 3:16, KJV: As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.
Father God please bless those reading Earthlastday.com help them to understand the truth , bless, heal and prosper them, help them to believe the 3 angels message and the righteousness by faith message please in the name of Jesus amen