There are lots of parts in the Bible I don’t like. And I’m not talking about sins I’d like to commit that the Bible tells me not to, that’s a different conversation. I’m talking parts of the Bible that make me cringe. Parts that don’t make sense to my 21st century American mind. Parts that feel like they don’t fit with my idea of who God is supposed to be.
Most of us, if we’re honest, feel the same way about various parts of the Bible. Here’s the number one thing we cannot do: We cannot dismiss or alter parts of the Bible we don’t like simply because we don’t like them.
We can’t do this because the Bible is where we find out who Jesus is and how to be saved. If we start selecting the parts we like and don’t like, where is the credibility of any of it?
Before jumping into my personal most-cringe-worthy Bible texts, two very important things to remember: Continue Reading…