Do you take the Bible literally?

“Do you take the Bible literally?” is a question frequently asked about biblical interpretation. How do you answer that?

Greg Koukl shares his helpful reply –

I answer that I try to take the Bible with the precision the particular biblical writer intended. I take the words at their plain meaning unless the writer has signaled me to do otherwise. When you think about it, this is the basic rule we apply to everything we read, whether novels, newspapers, periodicals, or poems.