Have you encountered somebody who told you that the Scripture, or the Word of God , is not an Open Book? I only recognized that such conclusion is worthy of cross-examination, and I invite you to comment on this. If you have time, just drop a comment and tell me what you believe. I do not require that you agree with me, but let us have a comparative awareness.
To give you some few details of this understanding, the proponents of this conclusion believes that an individual is not allowed to read the scripture by himself/herself because they cannot understand it apart from the guidance of somebody. They used the scene where a eunuch from Ethiopia (Acts 8:27-39) can’t understand the scripture that he is reading, thereby requiring somebody, or their minister, to explain it to you.
Act 8:31 And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him.
This is one reason why some people do not want to read the scripture, because they have heard that they cannot understand it. To some, it’s like a forbidden book, like it was declared before. Some people were scared that some have already lost their mind just because they studied the word of God by themselves. I have met many patient in hospitals for mental health and have not found somebody with that background. Are there passages in the scriptures that you cannot understand? And why is it that the scripture is not easily understood? Is it really a Closed Book?