NotThatOld saidI too trust in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
I am a "literalist" too, if this means that I accept the Bible as authority.
Doug of Meninlove have demonstrated a thorough knowledge of the Bible in other posts, maybe even more than many fundamental Christians are able to. But he seems to be against the historicity of the Bible. But I'm no judge here. Doug, along with everybody else, is accountable to God alone, and not to any of us.
Thank you, NotThatOld, you are as usual most kind and I love you for that.
Taking that book literally has harmed vast numbers of people and caused their deaths.
Exodus 22:18 in 19 English translations of the Bible:
American Standard Version "Thou shalt not suffer a sorceress to live."
The Answer: Put to death any woman who does evil magic.
Amplified Bible: You shall not allow a woman to live who practices sorcery.
Good News Version: Put to death any woman who practices magic.
James Moffatt Translation: You shall not allow any sorceress to live.
Jerusalem Bible: You shall not allow a sorceress to live.
King James Version: Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.
Living Bible: A sorceress shall be put to death.
Modern Language Bible: Allow no sorceress to live.
New American Bible: You shall not let a sorceress live.
New American Standard Bible: You shall not let a sorceress live.
New Century Version: Put to death any woman who does evil magic.
New International Version: Do not allow a sorceress to live.
New Living Translation: A sorceress must not be allowed to live.
New Revised Standard Version: You shall not permit a female sorcerer to live.
New World Translation: You must not preserve a sorceress alive.
The Promise: Contemporary English Version: Death is the punishment for witchcraft.
Revised Standard Version: You shall not permit a sorceress to live.
Revised English Bible: You must not allow a witch to live.