The Gospel Prophecy
The Bible As Allegory
Alan Russell Fuller
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The church fathers were much closer to the time when the original manuscripts of the Bible were written than we are, so doesn't it make sense to use the methods of interpretation they used rather than forcing an understanding based on history and a literal sense of language? Especially when interpreting such cryptic books as The Revelation. A universe without God is different than the one a believer sees. An atheist sees a universe of randomness. Where are purpose, design and meaning? A Godless universe is a chaotic place ruled by chance. The Christian sees a universe under God's control. God gives purpose and meaning, and is the designer. His order is maintained throughout the domain. If that is the case, shouldn't the Bible, God's Word, represent something other than random bits of history and prose Shouldn't it be considered something more than the uninspired writings of ancient men?