TFI #29

29. What is the difference between the literal sense and spiritual sense of the scriptures?

The literal sense is what the author intended to say.  This need to be taken in the context of the genre and writing style used, audience and point of the message, and the historical and cultural circumstances of the time.

The spiritual sense is what else God can say beyond the author’s original intent.  This can include allegorical, moral and anagogical aspects.

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