My friend who was recently saved (or so I thought-I can't really make a determination so I need your opinion) told me that he does not believe in the Old Testament and thinks most of the bible is just God inspired and not factual. Yet my friend believes Jesus died for our sins. He even was telling me how the bible is incorrect about its statement on how old the earth is (we've heard this repeatedly). He ended up refuting his own arguments by saying "some science is incorrect". I told him that means, science methods to date things could also be incorrect. He continued, with stating that Noah's Ark couldn't have fit 14,000 animals on it. I asked him where it said that in the bible, and he said it didn't, but that we have many species that couldn't have fit in there. I told him, that God could have created more animals thereafter or they could have evolved into other animals (I do partially believe in evolution of certain insects, animals, etc). Anyhow, he kept mentioning things from the bible that were incorrect and clearly hearsay. I feel his argument was weak and I told him to bring to me concerns about the bible that were factual, instead of assumptive. He said he would. ***My question is: Do you believe that true Christians take the ENTIRE BIBLE LITERALLY if Gods Word is perfect and true? If not, what is your stance on this? I really need to know, because the more I continue down this path, the stronger the spiritual battle and the more Satan makes me question things. I hate Satan with a passion. I wish every other non-Christian knew what a slimy, horrible liar he is. I was a Christian at first. A worldly Christian who didn't have to deal with these disputes because I was never as passionate as I am now about my Father. This is just getting really hard for me and sometimes I just want to give up. Hell scares me too much though.