The Holy Bible has taken some hits recently by those who point out that it miserably fails when compared with modern scientific discoveries or to the emerging new social sensitivities. So how can it be considered infallible and an authoritative representative of an infinitely wise and loving Deity?
Perhaps Holy Scripture needs to be read differently. Let me explain.
We can all easily determine that we have an inner and outer life. Evidence for this is discernable because we can hide our deepest inner feelings and beliefs while we function in the outer physical world in a way we have learned will be most acceptable to those around us.
Furthermore, it can also be easily verified that this hidden and guarded inner world of ours is who we really are.
So, if Holy Scripture represents the true Word of God, it would be most effective if it were written in a way that addresses who we really are. That means the Bible should have an inner and outer message or storyline that correlates with our inner and outer lives.
The Bible is mostly judged by the outer or worldly meaning of its words. But if these words and narratives contain deeper meanings, such as found in metaphors, allegories or parables, then most of us, regardless of our education, have put ourselves in a cosmically embarrassing situation.
What if all the battles (including the Apocalypse) that are depicted in Holy Scripture cleverly signify the confrontations and “turf wars” between various beliefs and life choices that occupy our inner world? Isn’t this the world that God would seek to change in order to make the human race more spiritual and genuine?
The good news is that a deeper interpretation of the Bible stories is indeed slowly being revealed to men and women on earth who are serious about inner transformation. So while the outer world of humanity is bringing us greater despair and disillusionment, an inner megatrend will be bubbling up to the surface.