I believe that the Bible is a unique book, people interpret it in different ways but the final objective is the same, the Bible is not just a book that tells the story of the Lord Jesus not really teaches that the way of life we all want it is question of doing what is good and not delayed in the bad.
They interpreted the Bible as you say in different ways from many years ago which had created a coalision conclusions that many agree and others not.
My best interpretation is believing in what you feel about yourself.