Much of the Bible is straightforward and clear, but when you consider all 66 books, it is a big, challenging library of material. What are some principles that can help us understand and correctly interpret the Bible—the message God has recorded for us?
Researchers who study the psychology and neuroscience of religion are helping to explain why such beliefs are so enduring. They’re finding that religion may, in fact, be a byproduct of the way our brains work, growing from cognitive tendencies to seek order from chaos, to anthropomorphize our environment and to believe the world around us was created for our use.
We cannot live a life of faith, boldness, and conviction if our image of God is terrifying. Not if our heart competes with the head knowledge we’ve gained about our loving Father.