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BIBLE FORUM

There's nothing like a good story

How Jesus used parables to get his point across

From the September 2004 issue of The Christian Science Journal


One of my professors in Biblical studies used to say you can learn a lot from the Bible regardless of how historically accurate it is. What's the difference, he'd say, whether it's indisputable fact or simply great fiction? If the characters can move you to experience their joys and sorrows, and then shape your life for the better, that's what counts.