Originally Posted by bnmoore
That brings up a question I have for the Christians on the forum. Do you practice Mystical Christianity or Orthodox Christianity? From some of the comments it seems that most lean toward the allegorical view.
I am probably closer to the Orthodox end of the continuum than the mystical end. While I think some of the Bible is figurative, I believe that a lot of it is factual. I do believe that the Bible is meant to be a tool given to us by God. It is not the object that we worship, nor is it a history or science textbook. I believe that God wishes us to dig into the Bible for ever deeper understandings that are below the surface. We will never comprehend all there is to God through the Bible, but in it we see God's salvation history through the eyes of the Hebrew people coming to a climax in the incarnation of God on earth in Jesus Christ.