Interpreting scripture is a lot easier than most people think.
Most people think of scripture as a vast, incredibly complex edifice that requires intricate study and unpacking. They believe that interpreting scripture is a long and arduous task of trying to discover the mysterious truth about God and the world contained within its pages. Supposedly, correct Christian doctrine is that teaching which is the most coherent and accurate distillation of scripture’s content. (In more recent times, it’s become all about the process of seeking this doctrine instead of the doctrine itself, but that makes little difference.)
This is a vision based on the idea that Christianity is, fundamentally, an exercise in gaining special knowledge or wisdom about the nature of God and humanity, and in following specific divine precepts. Since the source of this knowledge is considered to be scripture, Christianity must become a huge, complex exercise in exegesis.
In short, Christianity is understood as a religion of contemplating and studying divine revelation, and revelation is the bible.
This is a very common view. It’s very old, and very widespread.
And I think it’s very wrong. In fact, I think it’s obviously wrong.