Have you ever noticed that some people in Christianity position themselves to be more profound, wise and DEEPER than Jesus Himself? Just as the Pharisees did, some people today would CORRECT Jesus if He were here in the flesh.
As much as we can complicate Christianity through the study of theology and doctrine. By calling interpretation HERMENEUTICS…by calling defending or proving our faith APOLOGETICS…by calling the study of end times or final events ESCHATOLOGY.
As much as we can learn about God in context of HISTORY and CULTURE…
As much as we can make aspects of our faith so DEEP…
As much as so many love impressive titles such as Dry, Bishop, Apostle etc.…
Isn’t it wonderful how simple it is to have a true, meaningful and real relationship with God the Father through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ?
Romans 10:8-10 (NKJV)
8 But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart”[a](that is, the word of faith which we preach): 9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
1 Corinthians 1:20-28
20 Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? 21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through wisdom did not know God, it pleased God through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe. 22 For Jews request a sign, and Greeks seek after wisdom; 23 but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness, 24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. 26 For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. 27 But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; 28 and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are,
2 Corinthians 2:1-4
And I, brethren, when I came to you, did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony of God. 2 For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. 3 I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling. 4 And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, 5 that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.
Psalm 119:130New King James Version (NKJV)
The entrance of Your words gives light;
It gives understanding to the simple.
Yes, we must study to show ourselves approved (2 Timothy 2:15) well beyond the bible to sift through thousands of years of history, culture, translations, conjuncture etc. to understand God’s message as He intended.
But, we can’t make faith seem SO COMPLEX and ‘DEEP’ that it’s not attainable or accessible to all.