Another major reason people get confused, and misinterpret the Bible is Satan’s influence. The GOD of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ (2Corinthians 4:4).
Isaiah compares this blindness to a veil that is spread over all nations (Isaiah 25:7).
Satan misleads humanity by inciting prejudice against biblical principles. To some extent he has, at one time or another, succeeded in deceiving all of us (Revelation 12:9).
God’s Word warns us that satan’s influence is so pervasive that the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one (1 John 5:19).
The combination of deception and prejudice against God’s ways has warped the spiritual character of mankind. There is none righteous, no, not one wrote Paul, and all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:10-23).
Paul explains that all have walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others” (Ephesians 2:1-3).
This may shock you, but it’s true: We need to repent, abandon our personal prejudices and accept the authority of the Bible. We must begin to read it with understanding. Tragically, someone who is deceived dosen’t know he is deceived. The Bible describes people’s prejudices against GOD’s truth as a hardening of their hearts: They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of GOD because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts” (Ephesians 4:18). Their understanding is hindered by the hardness of their hearts. That is why Jesus Christ told his followers, to you it has been given to know the secrets of the Kingdom 0f Heaven, but to them it has not been given(matthew 13:11).
Jesus knew that all but a handful of people could not really understand the significance of his message and so it remains to this day. Jesus Christ reveals why people become hard-hearted. When faced with truth that do not fit their prejudices, they shut their ears and close their eyes. They harden their hearts by choosing not to understand matters that are contrary to their own opinions. Jesus clearly explains this and in them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled, which says: Hearing you will hear and shall not understand, and seeing you will see and not perceive; for the hearts of this people have grown dull. Their ears are hard of hearing, and their eyes they have closed, lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, so that i should heal them.
Jesus explained Satan’s deceptive role in nurturing this blindness, when anyone hears the Word of the Kingdom, and does not understand it, the wicked one comes and snatches away what was sown in the heart. Satan acts quickly to mislead and confuse those who are inclined to hear the truth by influencing them to harden their hearts and refuse to listen.