How do you know what parts to believe and which are allegory? Do you just choose to accept the parts that are agreeable to you and assume that the parts you don't like aren't meant to be taken at face value? If you're a Christian doesn't it make more sense to assume that the bible is God's innerant word? After all, if you're willing to accept that parts of the bible may not be true, doesn't that put the entire bible into doubt?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 11:42 PM on Mar. 1, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs
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Answer by Lexylex at 6:25 AM on Mar. 2, 2010
It is impossible to take the Bible completely literally, no matter how much you try you still have to interpret what you think the verses mean.
Even a simple verse such as be fruitful and multiply has to be interpreted. Most people interpret this to mean have lots of children and populate the Earth. If I read this literally, it tells me to eat lots of fruit and practice my multiplication tables. My point is even people who read the Bible is to be read literally are interpreting.Â
Answer by RyansMom001 at 6:54 AM on Mar. 2, 2010
â€œI am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.â€ (John 10:9) This is a metaphor, and few people would think that Jesus was literally a wooden gate.
The Bible uses stories, and symbols to teach. The Bible also uses poetic language to tell stories.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 6:58 AM on Mar. 2, 2010
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