Killing the Word

A brother just sent something to me, and the gist of it is this (a paraphrase)…

Doubtlessly, Jesus constantly and deliberately mixed metaphors to make it impossible for the literalists of his day to logically interpret his metaphorical language literally. And yet how literalist Christians today, locked into a mindset of literalism, still interpret Jesus’ words literally! This is a major cause of spiritual abuse/terrorism and of spiritual insanity in much of Christendom today. I think that it is difficult to overestimate the emotional and spiritual damage done to people because of unenlightened “Christian” teachings which are based upon literal interpretation of Bible METAPHORS, these erroneous interpretations KILLING OFF THE LIFE IN THE WRITTEN WORD which was given to us for the very purpose of BRINGING LIFE TO PEOPLE by the Spirit.