I came across this article, and would appreciate your input as to how you view the Bible. SEE:https://www.christiancourier.com/articles/694-how-do-i-distinguish-the-literal-from-the-figurative For example, the stories of Noah; Jericho's walls falling; Sodom and Gomorrah; Jonah being swallowed by a whale or hell .... are they literal or figurative and how do you apporach the subject regarding what is and isn't to be seen one way verses the other? In my way of reading and teaching, these stories are in fact historical events being accounted for by the books author! Still, I've encountered many people who question the validity of such stories .... so, how do you respond to their arguments/questions! Again, let me say that when questioned, I tell them that for me, if God said, that settles it! But, I've heard many today, compromising the issues, and their faith [beliefs] to make the church more user friendly and less about a wrathful God. In other words, "Hell and brimstone" is no longer allowed, nor is God's wrath and judgement allowed. It turns people off. So, they preach and teach the stories as being parables and lessons!