Literal Archive

Was Eve Deceived by a Talking Snake?

First, to read Scripture literally is to read it as literature. This means that we are to interpret the Word of God just as we interpret other forms of communication—in the most obvious and natural sense. Thus when Moses uses the symbolism of a snake, we do violence to his intentions if we interpret him […]

What does it mean to interpret the Bible literally?

For more than a decade popular TV personality Bill Maher has made a cottage industry out of ridiculing Christianity. Maher has gone so far as to dogmatically pontificate that the Bible was “written in parables. It’s the idiots today who take it literally.” Even a cursory reading reveals that Scripture is a treasury replete with […]

Hank Hanegraaff and the Literal Interpretation of Genesis

Hank Hanegraaff, host of the Bible Answer Man broadcast, takes on a Facebook question from our Facebook audience. The question

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