Originally Posted by Perseus
Why shouldn't they be taken at 100%? They are the word of God, correct? If it's the word of God, then it was verbatim to what He said. Since he's God, He wouldn't make any discrepancies. It would be exactly what He said. No fancy metaphor or double meaning.
This is incorrect. When the Bible was originally taught to the people by Moses, everyone understood it completely, and did not need any explanation. However, this has not been the case up to the present which is why there are commentaries on the Bible and explanations. It is still perfect, although the people of this generations cannot
understand it as they should without the appropriate commentaries.