I want to start this post by confessing something: there are sections of Scripture that would be much easier to simply erase. If God would give me a “delete” button to use on the Bible, I would be tempted to eliminate the portions that give me the most grief. Before I go any further, let me make a few things clear. (1) I believe that the WHOLE Bible is “God breathed” and our infallible source of truth in all matters of faith and life. (2) Even though there is a part of me that would like to “delete” certain verses, I am grateful to God for these passages because they stretch us to live in tension… which leads me to embracing grace and mystery in deeper ways.