"The bible can be a wonderful vessel for the Word of God when one reads it with the eyes of their heart, allowing the Spirit to reveal the deeper meaning. When one reads it with their flesh eyes, there is great potential for misunderstandings which can take away one's peace.
I understand the process of pouring through concordances and various translations to get closer to the original writings of the authors of the Bible.
The Word of God, in my experience does not requires such scholarship. It is evident to the simplest and the least educated of minds. Often it is clearest to those types of people."
That was so beautifully put Evan, thank you!
I'm going to send this whole interaction to my son, who's just started college, studying Religion, Philosophy and Sociology. I think he'll enjoy reading both sides.
It's interesting that this thread started off as a Peace & Harmony topic ...
Peace and Harmony, in my opinion, can only be taught by the clarity of example that someone lives. Thank you for being that person, Evan. Thank you for having an open heart.