Should the Bible be taken literally?
- PubliusLv 79 months ago
Everywhere possible, dear one.
- JeremyLv 69 months ago
I think an all knowing being would be perfectly able to make it clear to all people whether or not it is supposed to be taken literally. But, that hasn't happened. So, I think it should be taken as a mix of myths, superstitions, legends, laws and history of an ancient people. Our ancestors made it.
It didn't come from a god. Some of it is true. Some of it isn't.
- ZhuLv 69 months ago
Only the dumber Prots take the Bible liberally. Leviathan, eg, is not a literal dragon.
- 9 months ago
I believe its all metaphorical, and more like a guide to what we should do, instead of those actual events happening. Think about it, why are the people called John etc, when they live in the middle east?
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- 9 months ago
I believe in The Bible as a metaphor through which I express my religious convictions.
- Don VertoLv 79 months ago
when good sense makes common sense most certainly.There are many things written in the Bible we will never understand.Please leave the mysteries to God.He knows best.
- AltheaLv 69 months ago
According to 2 Timothy 3:16, 17 it shows that all scriptures is inspired of God beneficial for teaching, reproving, setting things straight, & disciplining in righteousness so that the man of God can be completely equipped for every good work.
- SmartassawhipLv 79 months ago
More literally than most people think!
- antoniusLv 79 months ago
Literally speaking it should never be taken.
- Ernest SLv 79 months ago
It is so very sad that so very many miss the vital truth that the Bible is to be read to hear God.
Whether you take it literally, as you put it, or not it will avail nothing except you hear Him.