K.I.S.S. - Keep It Simple Sweetie
"You'll remember, friends, that when I first came to you to let you in on God's master stroke, I didn't try to impress you with polished speeches and the latest philosophy. I deliberately kept it plain and simple: first Jesus and who he is; then Jesus and what he did - Jesus crucified." -1 Corinthians 2:1 MSG
Sometimes we make things so complicated. This philosophy over here, and that way of doing something over there. I am amazed by technical people who understand computers and complex technical systems - that is not me! The good news for me, and the rest of us, is that the message of Jesus is simple. Jesus died on the cross for our sins, and was raised from the dead on the third day.
A true revelation of this profound and simple truth can turn your life completely around. The Bible says God has chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise. (1 Corinthians 1:27)
The more we learn about God and His truth, the more is built upon this simple idea. God's love is simple, but often very hard for us to understand - because it transcends our natural way of thinking. That is why we need faith to grab hold of it.
So, whenever you encounter something different or new from the Bible and it seems complex - be sure to keep it in perspective of the simplicity of the cross. Jesus died for all, so that all might live eternally, because of His perfect sacrifice.
Related resource: Gospel: Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary by J. D. Greear and Timothy Keller