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Is the Bible open to interpretation by anyone?

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    Is the Bible open to interpretation by anyone? If not, then by who. and what is the exact criteria? If so, then how could any of its laws be absolute, if anyone can interpret them to mean anything ?

    Lou Newton, former Steel Mill Crane Designer and Physics Teacher

    Yes, anyone can offer an interpretation to any passage of the Bible. But then all you would have is a human interpretation which means nothing.

    The only interpretation that is true is when someone humbles themselves and asks God what He means by a passage. He can, and does, answer these requests.

    Does God talk to people ? Well read His Book and see that He often appeared to people and answered their honest questions when they addressed Him with humility.

    Why would anyone think that the God who created the universe could not have the ability to speak to anyone He pleased. If He could create this world, He can certainly speak to people.

    If God appeared to many people in the Bible why would He not speak to people today. God never changes and He talked to people then and He still does today.

    Certainly a God that came down from heaven and was born of a woman to be able to shed His blood for our sin on the cross just so we would know He loves us, will also certainly speak to those who truly seek Him.

    He proved He was able to save us by raising Himself from the dead.

    John 2 NIV

    18 The Jews then responded to him, “What sign can you show us to prove your authority to do all this?”

    19 Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days.

    BUT one can not expect God to speak to them if they have not bothered to truly seek the Truth. If your child came to you, and said, where’s my shoes, but had not bothered to look for them their selves; you would tell them to go look for them.

    Matthew 13 NIV

    44 “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.

    45 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. 46 When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it.

    Read the whole Book and as you read, ask God to reveal the Truth to you. The question is not can you know the Truth, the question is do you want to know the Truth ?

    A Sinner Saved by Grace Alone

    His Bind Servant

    Lou Newton

    Answer requested by Jimmy ...............