Tony, you wrote......
Jesus is a literal man.
Jesus is figuratively a lamb.
I think people often confuse "figurative" with "spiritual." When they say this or that is "spiritual" they really mean it is figurative.
This second part helps me.
As to the first could we say Jesus is literally God?
Gosh, I wish we could carry this over on my "Natural or Spiritual" thread.
I guess you have to define your term "God." What do you mean by "God"?
The term "God" is a title, an office. The bible does say that Jesus is God. In the sense of the biblical definition of "God" Jesus literally is God in that sense.
Now here's something interesting as to something that truly is spiritual:
1Co 10:2 and all are baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea,
1Co 10:3 and all ate the same spiritual food
1Co 10:4 and all drank the same spiritual drink
, for they drank of the spiritual Rock
which followed. Now the Rock was Christ."
The literal food they ate was manna which fell from the heavens. But Paul doesn't just say they all ate manna, but that they ate "spiritual food."
Likewise, when Moses struck the rock more than he should have, water flowed out and the people drank of that water. It really was water. But Paul doesn't just say they drank water but that they drank spiritual water from a spiritual rock.
Did Jesus really metamorphize into a rock and when Moses struck Him water flowed out?
In 10:2 when they passed through the sea of weeds they were baptized into Moses without getting a drop of water on them. Were they literally burried in Moses?