In much the same way that there are geological and cultural fault lines, there are theological fault lines as well. These fault lines form around passages of scripture that create potentially disruptive divisions in the church or become areas of contention. The way in which these passages are interpreted often result in beliefs and behaviors that are incompatible or irreconcilable and not only create friction within the Body of Christ but actually do harm. These passages of scripture should not be ignored. They provide important guidance for living out our faith. But they must be interpreted in a way that does not violate the text and reflects the “whole counsel” of scripture.