If we do not read the Bible as literally true, we will not be reading the Bible as the Old Testament readers, Jesus, and the Apostles interpreted the scriptures.
The three mostly widely recognized miracles in the Bible are:
- God creating the earth and the heavens in six literal 24 hour days
- Noah and his family sole survivors of a worldwide flood in an ark
- Jonah surviving three days and nights in the belly of a great fish
Yet Jesus himself mentioned all three of these miracles and in the context that they are mentioned, Jesus speaks of them as literally true.
Mark13.19 For in those days there will be such tribulation as has not been from the beginning of the creation that God created until now, and never will be.
Matthew24.37 For as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, 39 and they were unaware until the flood came and swept them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.
Matthew12.40 For just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
The Bible must be read and taken literally; the Old Testament believers did, Jesus did, and the Apostles did…we also need to if we are to trust the Bible as they did.
Published on Friday, August 15, 2014 @ 4:17 AM CDT