Should the Bible be taken literally?

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  • 10 months ago

    Everywhere possible, dear one.

  • Jeremy
    Lv 6
    10 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.

  • Zhu
    Lv 6
    10 months ago

    Only the dumber Prots take the Bible liberally. Leviathan, eg, is not a literal dragon.

    • antonius
      Lv 7
      10 months agoReport

      The bible then becomes useless, as it really is.

  • 10 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?

    • antonius
      Lv 7
      10 months agoReport

      Well, perhaps because they were Judeans (Jews).

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  • 10 months ago

    I believe in The Bible as a metaphor through which I express my religious convictions.

  • 10 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.

    • antonius
      Lv 7
      10 months agoReport

      How about you tell that god to show himself so we can all talk with him/her/it.

  • Althea
    Lv 6
    10 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.

  • 10 months ago

    More literally than most people think!

    • antonius
      Lv 7
      10 months agoReport

      Can you point out some literal crapola that man did not write?

  • 10 months ago

    Literally speaking it should never be taken.

  • 10 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.

    • antonius
      Lv 7
      10 months agoReport

      Ernest S is referring to self-hypnosis and does not understand how obvious this shows in his answers and comments, that he is, where Christianity is concerned, totally self-hypnotized.

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