|Subject: Should the Bible be taken literally?|
Bible Note: I, too, am seeing terrible liberties taken with the Bible -- RIGHT HERE ON THIS VERY FORUM. Of course, on the forum EVERYONE is right and EVERYONE ELSE is wrong -- at the same time. The previous statement itself is a good example of the type of reasoning that prevails here.
Maybe we should have a new web address or forum name. How about "Babble-on.com?"
And, yes, I agree with you. It does come down to the actual word the author used -- in every case. The inspiration of the scriptures extends not merely to the general ideas. Verbal, Plenary Inspiration means that EVERY WORD is inspired.
To quote one of those infamous Bible scholars: "Inspiration extends to the actual words."