It is sad seeing the condition of many local churches today, as of the results of , 2nd Timothy 3:7 “Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.”
In the Old Testament we find this truth,
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” Hosea 4:6.
Lack of understanding Scripture causes a lack of interest in reading or even listening to the preaching & teaching of God’s Word. There are no contradictions in the Bible. What seems to be a contradiction comes from not “Rightly Dividing The Word of Truth”, ref. 2nd Timothy 2:15. Without a clear understanding of right division concerning God’s Word, Many just focus on their favorite verses. With out a clear understanding of right division, our prayers are hindered, our spiritual growth is stopped short of being able to change from glory to glory. Which results in unfaithfulness to the things of God. This becomes a miserable life for Believers In Christ.