Are the Bible and theology easy or hard? I say they’re both. There are levels. It’s never boring. I’ll prove it with a single verse.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”
Simple. Straightforward. A child can understand it.
Let’s look at it with our reasoning abilities. I’m going to break it down.
Who is God?
“…so loved the world…”
How did He love the world? What is the world–people, animals, planet, all of the above?
“…that He gave his one and only Son…”
Can God have kids? Is Jesus created? If not, then how is he God’s son?
“…that whoever believes in him…”
Does whoever mean anyone? Believe how? Intellectually, or something more?
“…shall not perish, but have eternal life.”
Will I die? Will this eternal life be physical? Spiritual? Both?
That’s with reasoning. There are also answers to these questions I raised.
Another level of theology is experiential. Take the same verse and apply it to yourself. Say this aloud.
For God so loved me, that He gave His one and only son, that when I believe in him, I shall not perish, but have eternal life.
Think about what that means.
Now take the same verse. Make it practical. Apply it to how you see the world.
Everyone you interact with daily, God loves and wants to save. Treat them like someone God cherishes.
You matter to God. Every soul matters to God.