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Can / Should we interpret the Bible as literal?



    
    

Clarify Share Report Asked July 01 2013 Mini Anonymous (via GotQuestions)

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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
Not only can we take the Bible literally, but we must take the Bible literally. This is the only way to determine what God really is trying to communicate to us. When we read any piece of literatur...

July 01 2013 2 responses Vote Up Share Report


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Data Brandon Hughes Regular Worker Guy
Parts of the bible are meant to be taken literally, other parts are allegory, there is poetry, similes and metaphors, history, prophecy, visions, dreams and symbolism, etc. 

How do we know which is which? Context. Words, sentences, verses, paragraphs and chapters don't stand alone. Read the surrounding verses, paragraphs, chapters and even books to shed light on what type of literature is present.

September 15 2013 2 responses Vote Up Share Report


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