reply to post by jiggerj
Who told you that? Why wasn't this written at the very beginning of the bible? Since it wasn't written then you theorized that this is the way it is.
You had to clarify GOD'S intent in the making of the bible.
"This is the covenant I will make with the people of Israel after that time," declares the LORD. "I will put my law in their minds and write it on
their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.
----There is one reference. The rest of your reply seems to suggest God has not told us the how and why of the Word. He has. All you need to do is
"...the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the
light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed." John 3:19-20
"For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your bondservants for Jesus’ sake. For it is the God who commanded
light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God...." 2 Corinthians 4:3-6
"Hear this now, O foolish people, without understanding,
Who have eyes and see not, and who have ears and hear not:
Do you not fear Me?’ says the Lord.
‘Will you not tremble at My presence?" Jeremiah 5:21-22
---The Bible makes it clear that hearing and seeing is accompanied by faith and trust. Those who hide in the darkness are blind and deaf.
"But they refused to heed, shrugged their shoulders, and stopped their ears so that they could not hear. Yes, they made their hearts like flint,
refusing to hear..." Zachariah 6:11-12
"...the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it." John 1:5
"...always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth." 2 Timothy 3:7
"Jesus spoke to the multitude in parables; and without a parable He did not speak to them, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the
prophet, saying: 'I will open My mouth in parables; I will utter things kept secret from the foundation of the world.'” Matthew 13:34-35
"And the disciples came and said to Him, 'Why do You speak to them in parables?' He answered and said to them, 'Because it has been given to you to
know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given. ...
Therefore I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand. And in them the
prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled, which says: ‘Hearing you will hear and shall not understand, and seeing you will see and not perceive; for the
hearts of this people have grown dull. Their ears are hard of hearing, and their eyes they have closed..." Matthew 13:10-15
"Paul... has written to you, as also in all his epistles... in which are some things hard to understand, which untaught and unstable people
twist to their own destruction, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures.
"You therefore, beloved, since you know this beforehand, beware lest you also fall from your own steadfastness, being led away with
the error of the wicked; but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ." 2 Peter 3:15-18
"But He turned and said to Peter, 'Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of
men.'” Matthew 16:23
"These people draw near to Me with their mouth, and honor Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me. And in vain they worship Me, teaching as
doctrines the commandments of men.’” Matthew 15:8-9
"I now send you, to open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive
forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.’" Acts 26:17-18
“You shall speak My words to them, whether they hear or whether they refuse..." Ezekiel 2:7
"For this reason we... do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and
spiritual understanding; that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the
knowledge of God; strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and long-suffering with joy;
giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light. He has delivered us from
the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through
His blood, the forgiveness of sins." Colossians 1:9-14
"He opened their understanding, that they might comprehend the Scriptures.” Luke 24:45
There are so many more.
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