Philippians 2:10 (DRB):
That in the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those that are in heaven, on earth, and under the earth:
Is "under the earth" a metaphor?
If it is a metaphor, then why not "in heaven" is also a metaphor?
If "under earth" and "in heaven" are both metaphors, thus why not "on earth" is also a metaphor?
- in heaven is a metaphor for Spiritual.
- on earth is a metaphor for Bodily.
- under earth is a metaphor for Soulish.
I mean that there are three classes of human beings: Spiritual, Bodily and Soulish. Thus, in heaven, on earth, under earth are metaphors for these three types, i.e: all three types are human beings living on earth.
Look Revelation 5:13 (DRB):
And every creature, which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them: I heard all saying: To him that sitteth on the throne, and to the Lamb, benediction, and honour, and glory, and power, for ever and ever.
Are there intellectual beings living in the Sea?, If "in the Sea" is a metaphor, then why not "under earth" is a metaphor.
I hope that the question is clear. I hope my point of view is clear.