Reverend Marv Wiseman sets out the principle that unless otherwise noted, we should seek the literal meaning of any biblical passage.
Reverend Marv Wiseman continues discussing the difference between literal truth and literal fact.
Pastor Marv Wiseman acknowledges that while all truth in the Bible is literally true, not everything in the Bible is to be taken literally.
Pastor Marv Wiseman addresses some objections to the literal truth of the Bible.
Why does the Bible use so much figurative language? What is the point of it at all? Reverend Marv Wiseman explains.
The Bible is full of zoomorphic imagery, which uses animal shapes to portray or illustrate important truths.
The Bible uses rhetorical questions, often with devastating truth bomb effects.
The Bible is full of euphemisms that God uses to spare our feelings, if possible, while giving us truth.
The many ironic statements in the Bible will remain a puzzle unless we understand why they were written that way.
We cannot hear the tone in which the Bible was spoken, but we should be able to understand the irony of certain statements by the way they are written.
Pastor Marv Wiseman admonishes us to study the Word intensely so that we can use it properly in our prayers, not the other way around.
As used in the Bible, a simile takes something literal and concrete and applies it to the spiritual.
Pastor Marv Wiseman explains the concept of a simile and shows us why the Bible uses so many of them.
Pastor Marv Wiseman shows us how we can understand when the Bible is using figures of speech.
Pastor Marv Wiseman begins examining some of the uses of figurative language in the Bible and explains why the writers choose to employ it.