2 Corinthians 3:6 King James Version (KJV)
6 Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.
Which means not to read it literally (of the letter) like actual history because it kills (for the letter killeth) the spirit, and that you need to be reading and interpreting it spiritually (of the spirit) because that is where the true hidden spiritual meaning lives (the spirit giveth life.) It has nothing to do with an actual hand-written letter, as I’ve seen on numerous Christian websites, which is, again, trying to interpret it literally. It’s in the Bible and that is what it means. Psalms 78-2 kjv“I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old”
A “dark saying” is something akin to saying “He let the cat out of the bag,” which we all know has nothing to do with a cat or a bag but something that was said or done before it was supposed to be or was meant to be kept secret. The Bible speaks the same way. And it’s our job to understand the symbolism and gain deeper spiritual insight.
“To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings” Meaning that wisdom is understanding the dark sayings. Mark 4-34 kjv“But without a parable spake he not unto them” Jesus didn’t speak unless it was in parables, which are symbolic phrases hiding deeper spiritual meanings. Meaning that everything he said was never meant to be understood from a literal perspective. Like John 14-6 kjv “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me.” Scripture just told us that he didn’t speak unless it was a parable, right? So that phrase is symbolic, not to be taken literally, right? What does it mean then? Explaining that one is enough for an entirely separate article. Time for your own trip down the rabbit hole.
Galatians 4-24 kjv
“which things are an allegory”
This one is talking about the Old Testament story of Abraham and Sarah and is telling you that it never happened, it’s allegorical, or fictional characters and fictional stories used to convey a deeper spiritual truth.
Why did they write like this? Because if they talked of a mountain 10,000 years ago or you talk of a mountain today or if you talk of a mountain 10,000 years from now, it’ll always be a mountain and everybody will always understand what it is and means.
But what you’ve got to do is realize what a symbolic mountain, an allegorical mountain is. A mountain is the higher realms of consciousness, and so it’s God’s universal language. He/She can talk to people in the past today, in the future, in any language in the world because a mountain is a mountain and it always will be a mountain. Once you understand what it means, you’ve got the key to unlocking all of the ancient scriptures whether they be Buddhic, Hindu, Christian or whatever. You’ll understand them by understanding the symbols.