Christians are missing a huge contradiction in the Bible, and it's vitally important to understand it. I'm saying this as a believer in Christ, so please...stick with me through this. The contradiction doesn't have to be there, but you must understand that it exists because of the way most Christians view God's word. The way most Christians study the Bible—if they study at all—is a piecemeal approach. When we do this, it's easy to take verses and ideas out of context. At best, some Christians see and refer to such things as "scriptural tension." If you're willing, answer some questions with me and see if you can spot it.