How do you determine which parts of the Bible are truth? How do you determine which parts of the Bible are literal? How do you determine which parts of the Bible are factual? For instance, in Genesis 1:5 "...And the evening and the morning were the first day." Was this truth? On what basis did you come to that conclusion? Is this literal? On what basis did you come to that conclusion? Is it factual? On what basis did you come to that conclusion? After answering that, then you can go to Genesis 1:8,13,19,23,and 31 also Genesis 2:2 and answer the questions again. What is my point in doing this? Some have said the creation account is a myth. Others have said it is truth, but not fact. It seems a few actually accept the Genesis account of creation, the literal six 24 hour day account. Are you putting your faith in a book that you can't fully accept as truth? Then how can you put your faith in the Christ that is described in that very book? When the Bible says that the serpent spoke, was that myth, truth, fact, literal? What about the ass that spoke? Myth, truth, fact, literal? See, when one says the literal six 24 hour days of creation are just not to be taken literal, even though Scripture is so clear on it, it opens up a whole new box of questions. How do you determine which parts are literal, fact, truth, myth, lie, etc.? By man's reasoning? Science? The word of God itself? Scholars? Theologians? I've used this verse and will keep using it. Yes, it does include me also: LET GOD BE TRUE, AND EVERY MAN A LIAR! His word is truth, accept it or reject it. You can't straddle the fence.