1) Just because you are genius by Man's standards doesn't mean you aren't still a gibbering ignoramus by God's standard. Duh.
2) Understanding the truth of the Gospel is not about being smart. Village idiots and little children can figure it out, for crying out loud. Which, of course, is what drives so many academics crazy and why so many don't get it. They don't understand how something so profound, so powerful, and so completely and compellingly true can not be dependent on their ability to understand it. Understanding follows obedience, not the other way around.
3) No one will ever understand the Bible unless they are willing to allow themselves to be changed by what they learn.
4) None of this means that the Bible should not or may not be subjected to man's scrutinous gaze, or that it resists serious study by people wanting to apply their intelligence to understand the word of God. Rather, "Thou shalt bring it on and giveth unto me your best shot, sayeth the Lord."
Way to go, genius...