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I have always wondered if the Bible is for 'all of us' to understand fully, or if it's only for a chosen few to fully understand. I don't mean is it just for one 'religion' to understand, I mean is it just for say 'an anointed group of people to understand'? Jesus spoke in illustrations to the people, but the disciples asked Jesus what the illustrations meant. Then Jesus would explain the illustration to them fully. Jesus told his disciples that 'to them the sacred secrets would be revealed' but that the crowd would not get the meaning of such things. It was also that after Jesus was resurrected he opened the eyes of his disciples / apostles so that they began to fully understand all things. For my part I would never expect to fully understand God's word the Bible. A lot of it is straight forward of course, and easy to comprehend. But I think a lot of it is 'in deep code' so to speak, only fully understood by those that Jehovah chooses.. It still seems strange to me, but it would be a separate topic, that God allows it to be so difficult for people to find any truth amongst the huge amount of lies in 'religion'. However, in my opinion, there has to be a 'group of humans' 'anointed people' that do have some direct contact with God, through Jesus Christ. We no longer have 'miracles' being done in Christ's name, so it is difficult to know exactly who the 'chosen ones' are. If there was a 'body of people' that could prove that they had God's approval and God's holy spirit, that would make life much easier. However when those that say they are chosen either make mistakes or tell lies about the meaning of scripture, and then their predictions fail, then they seem to prove themselves false or without God's guidance. So we go back to square one. Is there really a 'body of people' being truly guided and upbuilt by God's holy spirit at this time ? Is the Bible and it's prophecies being fully opened up to such ones ?
"With humility consider others superior to you."—Phil. 2:3. Imitate Jesus’ Humility and Tenderness “Christ suffered for you, leaving a model for you to follow his steps closely.”—1 PET. 2:21. WE TEND to imitate those whose personality and ways we admire. Of all the humans who have walked the earth, no one is more worthy of imitation than Jesus Christ. Why is that? Jesus himself once said: “Whoever has seen me has seen the Father also.” (John 14:9) Jesus reflects his Father’s personality so perfectly that observing the Son is like seeing the Father. Therefore, as we imitate Jesus, we draw closer to Jehovah, the greatest Personage in the universe. What a reward for imitating the qualities and ways of his Son! How, though, can we know what Jesus is like? Thankfully, we have an inspired written portrait of Jesus. Jehovah provided that record, as found in the Christian Greek Scriptures, because he wants us to become acquainted with his Son so that we can imitate him. (Read 1 Peter 2:21.) In the Bible, the example Jesus left is compared to “steps,” or footprints. In effect, Jehovah is telling us to walk behind Jesus and match our steps to his. Of course, Jesus left a perfect example for us, and we are far from perfect. But Jehovah does not expect us to follow Jesus’ steps perfectly. Rather, the Father expects us to imitate his Son to the best of our ability as imperfect humans.