Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." John 14:6 Then, Jesus said in John 18:37b, "To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Everyone that is of the truth heareth my voice." Then, in the very next verse, 38, Pilate asks the question, "What is truth?"
The Bible is the infallible word of god. The Bible is god (John 1:1). The Bible teaches against sin, evil and falsehood. The Bible tells a soul how to live to escape hell. Even in 2017, the word of God is still true. It is to be obeyed and followed to go to Heaven. Even when the mores of society allow for things the Bible teaches against, the Bible is to be followed if a soul wants to go to Heaven.
There is not private interpretation. The problem is too many have been allowed to handle the word of God without the Holy Ghost. Knowing the letter without the Holy Ghost to lead and guide through the word, is a spiritual death sentence. For the Bible says, "the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life." II Corinthians 3:6
If you do not have the Holy Ghost, stop handling the word of God.