Barriers to reading the Bible: 10 Common Myths & Limiting Beliefs and why they are not true. - Deepstash

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Introduction

Introduction

Reading the Bible has been a source of inspiration, guidance, and comfort for millions of people throughout history.

However, there are often limiting beliefs that hold individuals back from experiencing the benefits of engaging with the written word of God.

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Common myths about reading the Bible.

Common myths about reading the Bible.

  • Myth: The physical print Bible is more powerful than digital e-bibles.
  • Myth: Using physical print Bibles makes me more spiritual than those who use a digital copy.
  • Myth: The language of the King James Version(KJV) is more sacred or holy.

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Myth: Using physical print Bibles makes me more spiritual than those who use a digital copy.

Truth: The spiritual growth and connection with God depend more on the heart and intention of the reader rather than the format of the Bible. It is the receptiveness, humility, and open-mindedness of the reader that foster spiritual growth, not the specific way the Bible is accessed.

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Myth: The physical print Bible is more powerful than digital e-bibles.

Truth: It is still the word of God even when in electronic format. Therefore the characteristics of the word of God should be consistent across formats.

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Limiting mindsets capable of hindering you from reading the Bible

Limiting mindsets capable of hindering you from reading the Bible

Limiting belief #1: I am not a reader. Reading is not my thing.

Limiting Belief #2: "I don't have enough time to read the Bible."

Limiting Belief #3: "I need to be a religious expert to read the Bible."

Limiting Belief #4: "I'm not good enough to read the Bible."

Limiting belief #5: The Bible is mysterious and impossible to understand.

Limiting Belief #6: "One must read the entire Bible to benefit from it."

Limiting Belief #7: "Reading the Bible is irrelevant in today's modern world."

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Limiting belief #1: I am not a reader. Reading is not my thing.

Why it is not true: Everything other thing you succeeded at in the past that required reading is a testament to your capacity to read the Bible.

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Limiting Belief #2: “I don’t have enough time to read the Bible.”

Limiting Belief #2: “I don’t have enough time to read the Bible.”

Why it is not true: The truth is, if you are able to find time to engage in other activities, you have time to spend on God’s word. As humans, we make time for the things or people we care about. Maybe, you simply don’t prioritize reading the Bible high enough.

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Limiting belief #3: The Bible is mysterious and impossible to understand.

Limiting belief #3: The Bible is mysterious and impossible to understand.

Why this is not true: Paul and Luke, authors of some of the New Testament books, explicitly state that their message is straightforward, understandable, and not cryptic. See Ephesians 3:1-4, 2 Corinthians 1:13, and Luke 1:1-4.

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CURATOR'S NOTE

By examining these misconceptions and counterarguments, one can be empowered to overcome these obstacles and experience the transformative power of the Bible in their life.

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