and anyway, i doubt the human consciousness would be able to grasp the true concept of 'god' unless through experience given our current chaotic state of mind. hence, the need to go to church, temple, mosque and still your body and still your mind
i agree with you that the Bible, and all other scriptures and every religious scripture that doesn't directly impart knowledge contains allegories that are there to explain decision making of every day life.
through these stories and metaphors, we are informed of the choices we have and the decisions we face. even though its been many a thousand years, the basic choices of ethics and morality remain the same. only thing that changes is the acceptance of those choices by the society.
in my opinion, story telling is also the most effective way of teaching as this allows us to identify with the characters and their situations. this identification appeals to us at a much deeper level of consciousness (intuition?) that can be readily called upon when we do face problems that are echos of the stories we know