If God is real, we should expect to find some things about Christianity we don’t like. Conversely, if we are just after a god who makes us comfortable, who doesn’t challenge us, we might ask ourselves if we’ve just made him up.

I know people who reject parts of what the Bible plainly says simply because they don’t like it. But if we go there, then everything’s up for grabs and the idea of any meaningful statement about grace, faith, and God is out the window.