Book Discussion Posts

Confronting Christianity - Chapter 6 - How Can You Take the Bible Literally?

These discussion questions are intended to help us think through the content of the chapter. Feel free to answer each question, answer only one, or simply use them as a launching pad for your thoughts.

- What are your general thoughts on the chapter? Any parts stick out to you?

The Bible, while the inspired and inerrant word of God, is also a literary work, containing a variety of genres (poetry, narrative, parables, metaphor, etc.).

- Do you take genre into consideration when you read the Bible?

- Why is it important to know the genre when you are reading the Bible?

- What is the general attitude your unbelieving friends/family/acquaintances have towards the Bible? Is it seen as reliable/valid? What has your own attitude been?

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