Free from the Stronghold of Ambiguity
Written by Christian author, Pola Muzyka.
There is no ambiguity in the Bible. Yet the inspirational truth contained within its pages is interpreted in all kinds of ways and is twisted to fit a comprehensible definition [to a human finite carnal mind] of what God is saying.
God said what He means to say. Any interpretation that goes outside of His own original word invites ambiguity. God’s Word, Divinely written through 40 writers of various backgrounds over a span of 1600 years, holds truths that are without confusion.
Why then are we dissecting the Bible–continually interpreting, misinterpreting, and reinterpreting its meaning? When the stronghold of ambiguity takes over God is put on trial. He and His Word are one.
In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. How much clearer does that have to be? There is no ambiguity in that statement. God revealed himself to us through those words and the words that came afterward in the book of John, chapter one.
The Codex Sinaiticus
1. Be careful who you follow after receiving Christ. Don’t follow blind guides. Many false religions can delay your studies and separate you from the truth.
Matthew 15:14 Let them alone and disregard them; they are blind guides and teachers. And if a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a ditch.
2. Do not take God’s Word out of context. If you decide for God what He intended to say, you are inviting the stronghold of ambiguity.
1 Corinthians 14:33 For God is not a God of disorder but of peace, as in all the meetings of God’s holy people.
3. Trust the Holy Spirit to teach you and guide you.
Acts 13:9-11 But Saul, also known as Paul, was filled with the Holy Spirit. He stared at Elymas 10and said, “You are full of dirty tricks and schemes, you son of the devil! You hate everything that has God’s approval. Quit trying to distort the truth about the way the Lord wants people to live. 11The Lord is against you now. For a while you will be blind, unable to see the light of day.” Suddenly, Elymas couldn’t see a thing. He tried to find people to lead him.
4. Do your own research well. Don’t let the word be choked out or fed to you by false teachers. [For example, a religion saying that Jesus is an angel — in effect is telling you to worship angels].
Luke 8:7 And other [seed] fell in the midst of the thorns, and the thorns grew up with it and choked it [off].
Colossians 2:18 Let no one defraud you by acting as an umpire and declaring you unworthy and disqualifying you for the prize, insisting on self-abasement and worship of angels, taking his stand on visions [he claims] he has seen, vainly puffed up by his sensuous notions and inflated by his unspiritual thoughts and fleshly conceit,
2 Peter 2:1 BUT ALSO [in those days] there arose false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among yourselves, who will subtly and stealthily introduce heretical doctrines (destructive heresies), even denying and disowning the Master Who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction.
5. Be patient. It takes time to understand the word of God. Study daily and ask God to show you what might be confusing you. Start with the premise that God’s Word is true and God is not a liar.
Proverbs 12:19 The word of truth lasts forever, but lies last only a moment.
Colossians 1:9 For this reason we also, from the day we heard of it, have not ceased to pray and make [ special] request for you, [asking] that you may be filled with the full (deep and clear) knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom [ in comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God] and in understanding and discernment of spiritual things–