Bishop Carlton Pearson Ask, Doesn't A Lot Of What We Read In The Bible Sound Fictional?
I enjoyed this Facebook post by Bishop Carlton Pearson, speaking to the tension between reading the Bible literally or as fiction. Although I consider myself an outstanding Bible reader there are clearly many gray areas where credibility is strained trying to accept a passage as true. Over the years I have been able to reconcile quite a few of my belief problems, the biggest being the creation story.
Whether the Bible is read as fiction or truth, there is no doubt that it is filled with some of the world's great literature--fascinating stories of love and hate, great elation and deep despair, and inspirational victories and crushing defeats. In either case, it's worth reading.