Originally Posted by Alecto
I always found it fascinating that we have Jesus, God's son, using parables in his teachings left and right but people think the Word of God as written through humans has to be 100% literal.
And even parables are confusing and prone to misinterpretation.
"Son of man, put forth a riddle, and speak a parable unto the house of Israel;"
But, why not make his message easy to understand especially when eternal hell is in the balance?