How we interpret a section of text depends on the mental models we already have in our minds. This can lead at times to quite wrong interpretations of the meaning of those texts.
In the case of the study of Biblical texts, what usually happens is that a doctrine is taught first – and then the relevant verses or texts from the Bible are advanced in support of that doctrine. If one reads the texts after having been exposed to the systematic doctrine they do apparently support that doctrine. However if one has been exposed to another doctrine, those same texts or others seem to support that doctrine.
Is it possible to read the Bible with a free and clear mind, not influenced or conditioned either by doctrines or experiences or wordly philosophies? If not what can we do to help free ourselves from these influences?