Sometimes we get this idea that we’re not supposed to have problems with the Bible. Maybe it’s because we think we’re not being loyal to the word of God or maybe because we don’t want our fellow believers to think less of us for doing so.
I think concealing your problems with our Scriptures isn’t a good thing. You can’t really move past your issue if you’re not willing to be open about it, and there’s always the chance that someone will feel more comfortable in church knowing they’re not the only one who has questions.
With that said, what bothers you about the Bible?
A couple of my own: In the Law, a child could face capital punishment for dishonoring his or her father and mother. Also, if a Hebrew slave got married during his tenure of service, he would not be allowed to bring his wife, given to him by his master, with him once his tenure is over.
(Yes, we’re no longer under the Law because now we’re under grace, but that doesn’t change the fact that these commands were included in it to begin with. I’d also add that this is the same Law that was pointing to Christ before his arrival.)
I hope other people will join in to the discussion. Also, if you have helpful resources that people can use, please list them.
And … discuss.