When you have unauthorized persons compiling a spiritual literature, especially a book of over one thousand pages (the Bible) you have to take into account the probability factor, that they will get some things right, and some things wrong.
In the Bible there are many true presentations, but also many untrue presentations as well.
The true presentations are of the relative nature (common knowledge) and sadly the errors are of the absolute nature, which are the most important.
This is a disaster for persons wishing to use the Bible as their source of knowledge and guidance.
The true presentations are writings and comments that any gifted poet could produce.
Shakespeare was a gifted writer and produced some of the worlds best quotes of wisdom and wit.
Confucius was also a gifted person whose wit and wisdom has been recognized the world over.
Unfortunately the most important parts of the Bible where people are depending on authentic absolute truths have been let down badly.
It is these errors in the presentation of absolutes, that are misdirecting and destroying any chances of persons advancing in their spiritual life.
Actually they are being directed towards sin, instead of away from sin.
Sin means error, and to believe error will produce error in ones reality, to the extent that they will not develop authentic spiritual qualities which is absolutely necessary to return back to Godhead.
The true presentations for example.....dont steal, dont lie, dont covet your neighbors stuff, dont defile yourself, and respect your parents, and love God, and dont build your foundations on sand, and if you believe you will experience God and so on and so on.....all could have been put together by any thoughtful intelligent writer.
But the absolutes that are presented in the Bible are in error, and for a spiritual literature to be in error is unacceptable and should be at once corrected.