Be the first to like this
This is a short book on why the allegorical method of interpretation is a dangerous way to interpret the Bible. The allegorical method suggests that there is deeper meaning underneath the literal text. It began with Greek philosophy and is foreign to the way people in the Old Testament interpreted Scripture. It opens up the Scriptures to far-fetched, contradicting, and even heretical interpretations. Examples of its usage are given from Harold Camping, Augustine, and a famous pastor within my denomination. I also discuss my own struggle to want to find deeper meaning from Scripture. I propose that what draws us to allegory is a desire for the entire Bible to be relevant and for God to speak to us personally. Nevertheless, it is dangerous and should be avoided.