Why does God view it necessary for us to have the indwelling of the Holy Spirit? John 16:13 reminds us, ” Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.” It is the role of the Holy Spirit to enable us to understand the truth of God’s Word. One of the reasons that there are so many approaches to the Bible is because men are attempting to understand this book without the aid of the Holy Spirit. Trying to understand the Bible with out the Holy Spirit, is like trying to open a door without a key. Sure some people can get into the house without the key, but they do so illegally. A Person who does not have the key to unlocking truth, may get it right once in a while, but for the most part, they make futile attempts to understand and explain the truth, because they do not have the ability to see and understand. As we approach Scripture it is imperative that we first of all have a relationship with Christ, and then based on that relationship have our eyes open to the truth of God’s Word by the power of Holy Spirit. If you want to understand the Bible, begin by asking Christ to forgive you of your sin, and choose to follow Him. If you have a relationship with Christ, allow the Spirit of God to guide you in your understanding of the Truth.