Three in 10 Americans interpret the Bible literally, saying it is the actual word of God. That is similar to what Gallup has measured over the last two decades, but down from the 1970s and 1980s. A 49% plurality of Americans say the Bible is the inspired word of God but that it should not be taken literally, consistently the most common view in Gallup's nearly 40-year history of this question. Another 17% consider the Bible an ancient book of stories recorded by man.
BIBLICAL LITERALISM Is The OLDEST School Of Biblical Interpretation In Human History & Existance !
When MOSES Penned The 1st Book Of THE HOLY BIBLE, The Book Of GENESIS, Not Only Did HE Literally Write "In The Beginning GOD Created The Heaven And The Earth"; But, He ALSO Took, Taught & Promulgated IT To Be TAKEN, TAUGHT & PROMULGATED, LITERALLY, That "GOD" LITERALLY "IN THE BEGINNING CREATED THE HEAVEN & THE EARTH" !
BIBLICAL LITERALISM Wasn't ONLY Taken, Taught & Promulgated By MOSES; But, It Was ALSO Taken, Taught & Promulgated By ALL The HEBREW, SEMITIC; HAMITIC; JAPHETIC & ADAMIC SAINTS BEFORE HIM: BACK TO THE BIBLICAL LITERALIST FIRST MAN ADAM HIMSELF !
BIBLICAL LITERALISM Was Taught, Preached & Promulgated By THE LORD JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF:
"And HE (CHRIST) Answered And Said Unto Them, Have Ye Not Read, That HE Which MADE Them At THE BEGINNING Made Them MALE And FEMALE." Matthew 19:4
"But From THE BEGINNING Of THE CREATION GOD Made Them MALE And FEMALE." Mark 10:6
*ALL WHO BELIEVE, TEACH, PREACH & PROMULGATE THAT GOD, IN THE BEGINNING, CREATED THEM (MANKIND) MALE & FEMALE; ARE STARTING ON &-OR BUILDING UPON THE FOUNDATION OF MOSAIC, HEBRAIC, SEMITIC, NOAHIC, ENOCHIAN, SETHIAN, ADAMIC, JOBIAN, MELCHISEDECIAN, JUDAIC &-OR JUDEO-CHRISTIAN BIBLICAL LITERALISM !
So, Since "Three in 10 Americans interpret the Bible literally, saying it is the actual word of God."
Then, LOGIC & REASON Can Be Deduced That The OTHER 7 Of 10 BETTER BELIEVE THAT THE HISTORIC+AUTHORIZED+HOLY+BIBLE IS THE DIVINELY INSPIRED, VERBAL, INERRANT & PRESERVED WORD OF GOD:
FOREVER SETTLED IN HEAVEN...
& PROVIDENTIALLY PRESERVED ON PLANET EARTH ! ! !
I Say Logic & Reason, Because If THE "THIRD" MEMBER OF THE ETERNAL & EVERLASTING ONE & ONLY HOLY TRIUNE-TRINITY-TRIAD GOD OF 1 JOHN 5:7 BECAME A MAN (& HE DID) NAMED JESUS CHRIST OF NAZARETH:
THEREFORE, WE CAN REASONABLY AND JUSTIFIABLY SAY & CONCLUDE THAT THE OTHER "TWO-THIRDS", THE "FATHER" & "HOLY GHOST", NOT ONLY CONCURRED; BUT WERE IN PERFECT AGREEMENT TO THE ETERNAL "WORD" &-OR "SON": THAT IS "GOD (THE 'WORD-SON' BEING) MANIFEST IN THE FLESH, JUSTIFIED IN THE SPIRIT, SEEN OF ANGELS, PREACHED UNTO THE GENTILES, BELIEVED ON IN THE WORLD, RECIEVED UP INTO GLORY." 1 TIMOTHY 3:16
THUS, THE OTHER 7 OF 10 HUMAN AMERICANS; BEING THE PHYSICAL INHERITORS OF THE AMERICAN HERITAGE OF THE PLYMOUTH PILGRIMS OF 1620--WHO WERE ALL ARDENT BIBLICAL-LITERALISTS THEMSELVES--SHOULD LOGICALLY & REASONABLY FOLLOW THE "FAITH OF OUR (AMERICAN PILGRIM FORE-) FATHERS:
I see 17% of these people are atheists or members of a false religion.
The others who don't think the Bible should be taken literally must be members of mainline churches, and any member of a mainline church who believes in the Bible should consider this commentary:
Albert Mohler wrote: One of Shiflett‚Äôs interviewees was the Reverend Bruce Gray, Rector of St. John‚Äôs Episcopal Church in Richmond, Virginia. In an interesting comment, Shiflett recalls that this was the very church where Patrick Henry gave his famous speech in 1775‚Äďthe speech in which Henry cried: ‚ÄúGive me liberty, or give me death!‚ÄĚ As Shiflett notes, ‚ÄúThe Episcopal Church, by freeing itself from many of its traditional beliefs, sometimes appears to be well on its way to achieving both.‚ÄĚ