Why are there so many denominations? Why are there so many interpretations? How can God be real if His own followers cannot agree on who He is and what He is about? || This is not a new problem! In fact it started in Genesis 3 when Humans ate from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, otherwise known as the “Tree of I know Everything!”
Dig Deeper: Genesis 3, John 5:24-39, Romans 3
Our Beliefs Come From Jesus
John 5:39-40, Luke 24:27 || Our beliefs don’t come from the Bible, they come from Jesus. The Bible is a library which flows FROM Him, THROUGH Him, and is ABOUT Him.
Dig Deeper: John 1:1-17, 1 Corinthians 8:1-6, Hebrews 12:2-3
Jesus Is the Center of Everything
Luke 24:27, 30-31, 45-47 || Jesus is the Center. He is who we “fix our eyes upon” (see Hebrews 12:2-3), He is the lens by which we view the universe, He is the starting point, the middle point, and the ending point. He reveals God to us because He is true God and true Man. He defines who we are. He goes before us and fills us with His Holy Spirit. He is our baseline, He is our foundation.
We interpret the Bible and the Universe...in light of Him.