"I don't know how you have found it, but I think one of the commonest sources of difficulty in understanding the Bible is a certain unwillingness to let the Bible mean what it wants to mean. We don't fancy the obvious meaning of some passage, and we say, "Oh, it cannot mean that," and proceed to look for another meaning. When the planer the language is, the more difficulty we find in drawing from it any other meaning; and so we call the passage extremely difficult.
"We do not need to get inside the author's mind to understand his verbal meaning. Rather this is conveyed by the text."
We would like to share some worth-while quotes from various authors to make you pause and consider different aspects of what God's Word teaches.