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If anything, our nation longs for a moral compass with steadfast principals which offer hope for eternity rather than the frivolity of temporal gratification.

Anyone truly understanding God’s Word should know Jesus’ message was one of hope in the midst of hopelessness. Driven by a love we couldn’t possibly understand, the Son of God subjected himself to the frailty and passions of man, yet remained sinless. This sinless nature allowed Jesus to amass the sins of mankind and freely offer his life as a cleansing sacrifice for those who would call upon the name of the Lord.

If we aren’t to believe the entire Bible is the inerrant, Holy Spirit inspired Word of God – then what parts should we discard? Are we to believe that a Holy God, who spoke the world into existence, is capable of making a mistake? If so, then how can we be certain of our eternal salvation?

My experience has been that any scripture that impedes a lascivious lifestyle and narrows the path to righteousness will be brought to question. Often, liberals will attempt to discredit the infallibility of God’s Word by taking scripture out of context to validate their argument. It’s truly interesting how liberals challenge scripture that restricts them but leverage it if it empowers them.

None of us is qualified to “pick and choose” what parts of the Bible are true. Doing so would be the height of arrogance and hypocrisy. I submit that if even one word is false, we have no hope.

All of us who trust and believe in God’s Word share an eternal hope – not by our works, but by His Grace. And frankly, anything less than receiving the Bible in its entirety is much too great a risk to lose an eternity in Heaven.

Mark Caserta is a conservative blogger, a Cabell County resident and a regular contributor to The Herald-Dispatch editorial page.