Here’s the deal – I don’t believe that we are supposed to believe the Scriptures are the ‘word of God’, especially when they don’t identify itself as such. Further, I do not believe that we are supposed to interpret every word ‘literally’. Not every word was to be taken in a ‘black and white’ sense.
The poll-takers were given three choices:
- The Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word.
- The Bible is the inspired word of God, but not everything in it should be taken literally.
- The Bible is an ancient book of fables, legends, history, and moral precepts.
While 30 percent responded that the Bible is the actual word of God, a clear plurality of 49 percent preferred the second interpretation, and 17 percent believe the Bible to be a book of fables and legends.
Click the link to see how it breaks down demographically.
Anyway, as the second part grows, I think we’ll become more of that Christian Nation we aspire to be.