Originally Posted by colin
OK. every passage in the bible has a spiritual story that tells the secrets of the kingdom of heaven. The story is not understood in the written word but seen by faith in the scriptures so it is not numbered by verses. You have to have ears to hear if you want to hear that story so if you don't you hardly hear what is being said. If you understand what is being said in the verses witch are numbered then you understanding is from the stumbling bloocks and they also give you a heart of stone.When Moses went into Egypt he took a staff. God's word is a staff but to the unwise in the old testament it was the teachings of a snake . The Jews had their own language but not a translated language, an interpreted language. Tongues it was called.
Hello Colin, I see what you are trying to say and I agree to a point. There is much spiritual meaning in the Bible, I can see that, however what I don't agree with is your analysis of the "written word". How can you understand the spiritual meaning of any part of the Bible unless you put your nose in the books and study every written word to see how God intended for that word to be understood? rue, it is the Holy Spirit that leads us into all understanding, but that understanding doesn't just pop into your head without proper study, as we are instructed to do, you cannot have proper understanding. An example I posted in one of my threads: GENESIS 6 14 Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt PITCH it within and without with pitch.
That first word pitch ( #3722), is the same word as atonement, used by God to describe what the ark represented, the spiritual meaning if you will. You cannot know this unless you are diligent in your word studies. So every story is understood both in its written sense and its spiritual sense. The written
story of the flood, is used as an example of how the world will end, except the next time it will be by fire. The same story has a spiritual meaning of salvation to those in it and destruction and condemnation to those outside of it.
I do believe that the spiritual meaning should be the focus of our studies in the scriptures, but we cannot negate the written word in any way, after all, you could never have one without the other.