If the Bible defines itself as "allegory" in both "covenants": Galatians 4, and "mystery": over 20 times...?

then should the Bible be considered as being literal or historical?

Galatians 4:

Abraham had 2 sons by 2 mothers,

and these are the two covenants,

which things are an "allegory".

It's "mysteries" to solve by "seek & find":

Mk 4:11; Rom 11:25; Rom 16:25; 1Cor 2:7;

1Cor 15:51; Eph 1:9; Eph 3:3, 4,9; Eph 5:32;

Eph 6:19; Col 1:26,27; Col 2:2 x3; Col 4:3;

2Thess 2:7; 1Tim 3:9,16; Rev 1:20; Rev 10:7;

Rev 17:5,7.

The "mystery" of iniquity (law imputed sin)?

What's the "root" be-cause of the problem?

The "mystery" of God, and of the Father, and of Christ?

What's the over-all moral of Grace + Mercy = our Peace?


7 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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  • 1 decade ago

    There is no "allegory" in the Bible. The word itself does not appear in it. Why should it be an allegory the fact that Abraham had two son from two different women? Besides, thre is no mistery in the Bible, there an explaination to everything,if you really want it. The Bible is very clear about the identity of God the Father and the son Jesus Christ,and much more.

    Source(s): A lifetime spent in studying and teaching the Bible
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The Bible, especially in the New Testament, is essentially a book of personal essays. It should be seen as a book of opinions, nothing more, nothing less.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The bible defins ITSELF that way, everyone else doesn't there is a small difference.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Fiction would be more accurate

  • 1 decade ago

    no one knows what is literal and what is metaphor.

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