Prophetic Accuracy Revisited

About the truthfulness of the prophecies – I had an interesting conversation with my pastor yesterday. We landed on the idea that these prophecies are in poetic form for a reason! We should not expect God to be easy enough to understand that clear prose or textbook descriptions can fully describe Him or His involvement in this world. If we embrace the poetic style and accept that the prophets did not intend the words to be taken as “literal truth” in the form of what we now consider “history” or “news,” we might be able to get a more meaningful feeling for God’s presence, as opposed to a detailed understanding of who God is.