"The ever-overquoted C.S. Lewis said it this way in his book Mere Christianity: "Most of us are not really approaching the subject in order to find out what Christianity says: We are approaching it in the hope of finding support from Christianity for the views of our own party. We are looking for an ally where we are offered either a Master or -- a Judge"
And that's the thing about religious; it isn't this safe place in the soul you can go, it has just as many booby traps as any other thing you can get yourself into. It's a bloody brothel, in fact. Jesus even says there will be people who will heal other people, but when they die He is going to say He didn't know them. It is somewhat amazing to me, once again, that all of Christianity, all our grids and mathematics and truths and different groups subscribing to different theological ideas, boils down to our knowing Jesus and His knowing us."
You see, Jesus is a non-negotiable. I have been told by many people that they have problems believing certain things about the Bible, it's origin, or a certain issue. That sucks, but God's not changing his mind about the things He said, so I guess it's us who needs to re-evaluate. But, the hard part, I think, is understanding what He has said, but in knowing Him, we can start to see what He is doing and what He thinks is best for our life, which ultimately...is Him.