Bible Interpretation

In cases of doubtful meanings of Scripture, one must not be dogmatic; but at the same time, he should not forget the cardinal rule of interpretation; the Bible was written to be understood, by commoner as well as scholar. Therefore it should normally be taken literally unless the context both indicates a nonliteral meaning and also makes it clear what the true meaning is intended to be.

Henry M. Morris, The Genesis Record, (Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1976), 109.