The Literal Word Of GodThe Bible is the literal Word of God. There is history, vision, and poetry in it, and each of those should be taken for what they are. The history is all literal of course. This includes most of the Bible. The poetry is symbolic and metaphorical, but teaches truth. The poetry is basically limited to Psalms. Vision is marked as vision, otherwise is is literal. Example would be Revelation - this book states at the beginning that the author is seeing a vision.
The Bible is the most reliable and historically verified book ever written. There are thousands of examples of this. Science is only just catching up to things that the Bible has always said since the beginning. The Bible is very clear that is is to be taken literally, and in fact has no value otherwise, since so much of the basis for Christianity is fundamentally linked to inerrant and literal sc