Those raised in the Christian or Jewish faith are taught to believe that scripture is secular history. But I know that the story of Jesus, from his conception by the Holy Spirit to his ascension into heaven, is a sign rendered by God to those who will receive it.
The visions of the Old and New Testament are unchanged, eternal realities, which are forever. One day,you will encounter what appears on paper to be a person, but he will be a state of consciousness personified. When Paul recognized this truth, he said, "From now on I regard no one from a human point of view. Even though I once regarded Christ from a human point of view, I regard him thus no longer." After the revelation, Paul realized that Jesus Christ was the creative power and wisdom of God and not a person, as he had been taught. But because God became man that man may become God, every attribute of God - whether it be faith, called Abraham; or the power and wisdom of God, called Jesus Christ - was personified.