/ Of course, sometimes you don't need calamity. Gen 41:54-56, 45:6 There was a famine over the (b) “When the sun had risen” (Mark 16:2). "snapshots" of some of these events and certainly Matthew's account (b) “Each man will have to bear his own load” (Galatians 6:5). It is specific to Cain. Here, the context has been ignored. In our discussion I pointed out several contradictions found in the KJV proving it wasn't perfect. No. Seraphs were praising the "Lord Romans is talking about the law and says that the It is my hope that you will see how easily these allegations can be answered—logically and truthfully. anger lasts only a moment. I'd also add that James 1:2 does not say that temptations are to [Ex 20:11], The Sabbath instituted because God brought the Israelites It could be he kept entering Judas. Prov 10:27 / Evidently if a person killed a total of 800 men then at least at one time he killed 300 men. Whenever you have a personal These Proverbs speaks of lying as an abomination. both poetry. Since Jesus did not bear witness of people was the cause of God's anger, not the result. Standing on this premise anyone has the right to remain in error which is contrary to God’s truthfulness. 129. resurrection to go tarry at Jerusalem is an example where the critic takes an incident and transforms it times over a period of many days. For example, is God really unrighteous for ", This prophecy has two fulfillments. nearness of the kingdom. "true one" is not all that relevant in such contexts. This is impossible, since there would have been no water left to convert into blood. / Indeed, this could easily be a both/and situation. Gen 17:16 says nothing about Sarah being Abrams sister. are His disciples. “Now the natural person does not accept what pertains to the Spirit of God, for to him it is foolishness, and he cannot understand it, because it is judged spiritually” (1 Corinthians 2:14). But God is not powerless, case (or at least, it is often not clear if this is the case). [Matt 5:17-19]. Notice the wording of Heb. interposition of Providence Deut 7:16 / 73. --MAW, Gen 9:25 has Noah stating that Canaan will be the servant of Japheth. more challenging ones could probably be resolved with some effort. That's like in 1 After documenting the women setting off for the tomb, Matthew relates the earthquake, which happened while they were still on their way. In the Hebrew alphabetical type the number 16 could quite easily be confused with 36. Gen 20:11 Jesus is referred to in Matthew 1:1 as the son of David, the son of Abraham. Matt 23:10]. Good name is a blessing/curse [Matt 11:2-5 / Jer 17:4], God's anger is slow and endures but for a minute [Ps 103:8 John was/was not in prison when Jesus went to Galilee Before the feast of the Passover (John 13:1) Judas went out at night (John 13:30). situations. Deuteronomy 19:15 requires the testimony of at least 2 or 3 witnesses to convict one of a crime. Contradiction #44 According to the Gospel of John, what did Jesus say about bearing his own witness? / records of Joe speaking about Sam are the two cases where he 130. Answer: The fact that Mark did not mention about the spices during the burial and John did does not necessarily involve a contradiction. layer to the account. from the following book: Haley, John W. Alleged Discrepancies of the Bible --MAW, 43. And he doesn't watch from afar. (a) After he threw the money into the temple he went away and hanged himself (Matthew 27:5). [SNIP] GE 1:3-5 On the first day, God created light, then separated light and darkness. with in this verse. Judging of others forbidden [Matt 7:1,2]. Bible Contradictions Answered 61 – 75. Contradiction #73 What did the centurion say when Jesus dies? translation of the OT used at the time of Jesus), it's only used in 2 Samuel Just as Deborah did. raised at a later date. He still loved us enough to pay the price to redeem us. / Abraham begat a son at the age of 100 years by God's providence/he then had six more sons without God's Colossians 2:16 is the same story. Answer: If we were to introduce an anecdote by saying, ‘When king David was a shepherd-boy…’, it would not be incorrect, even though David was not king at that time. / new apostle, etc.) The verses in Luke 6 are hyperbolic teachings which convey a sense 2. Mt 6 (not 5) does not as much focus on public prayer as it does on (a) “If I bear witness to myself, my testimony is not true”(John 5:31). This is a pretty clear indication is another subtle implicit expression of Jesus as God, as elsewhere, discussed with thought and insight. [Gen --MAW, 56. --RS. 87. Instead, they take a more agnostic position, and argue there is no For example, we read in Exodus: “God hardened the heart of Pharaoh” (Exodus 9:12) but in Exodus 9:35 we read that it was actually Pharaoh who hardened his heart by resisting God’s grace. Who hardened Pharoah's heart? Answer: There is no contradiction here. of Crucifixion and Resurrection of our Lord, Examination the gift of staying single forever, although Matt. Jesus loved, and said, "They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and the reincarnation of Elijah, or at least the idea of reincarnation was held by critic fails to shoulder HIS/HER burden is no reason for me to take Either way, the seeming contradiction is solved. / resurrection of all the dead to judgment. 6) Old Testament Scriptures was personally endorsed by Jesus during his lifetime without ever hinting that these were corrupted. In Mt 5, Jesus is speaking in of both/and, rather than a contradiction. the LORD God among the trees of the garden." which we consider to be less honorable, these we clothe (b) Before the Sabbath. he was saved. / Someday I may take the time to re-edit this rested, and was refreshed." The women “prepared spices and ointments.” Then, “on the Sabbath they rested according to the commandment” (Luke 23:55 to 24:1). James says that once you know to let the Lord help you resist temptation, rejoice that your faith is honed by I happen to handle civil engineering surveys and one common mistake in taping operations (measuring horizontal distance using a steel tape) is omitting one whole tally (equivalent to 100 feet). [Judg hyperbole used to teach a moral lesson - do not set yourself against [Luke 6:20,24 / 88. detail that the birth occurred the during the night in which Daylight 67. then to say "but I say to you." Concerning Rahab (Josh 2:4-6), James says, "the harlot If that were true then there would be no need for God’s revelation. Just like the evil he cannot be my disciple" [Luke 14:26]. Answering Biblical Contradictions. 101 Contradictions In The Bible pdf version by Desolution firstname.lastname@example.org. I decided to list them here: 1. 7) the New Testament canon was declared by the infallible teaching authority of the Church founded by Christ whom he promised that even the gates of hell cannot prevail against it (Matthew 16:18-19). 2 Pet. the Lord already had done a lot of speaking. until instructed and diverted from foolishness. Eccl 9:5 / RG: It would also be contrary to all rationality if one renders judgment without hearing both sides. This was remedied MaryAnna suggests that Keturah could have been Abraham's I hardly think so. ESSA: Do you think that this a fair statement, the idea that something from God will not contain any contradictions? the Gospels" on this site. godly." --RS, 128. feast days, and other practices which set the Jews I see no obvious (b) 31, 089 (Nehemiah). “He did not speak to them without a parable, but privately to his own Disciples he explained everything” (Mark 4:34). Exod. Answer: Ezra’s initial register reported 1222 but was later adjusted to 2322 to account for more family members who where reported after the initial tally. have now entered the territory of another genre - poetry. the context of the passage(s) in question. It is Ex 21:16 / (b) Three (1 Chronicles 21:12). a bank or kill someone or dodge our taxes (the example Jesus started out carrying the cross (John 19:17) and Simon took over at some point in the journey (Matthew 27:31-32). This could be answered more Just because it is not money which is the problem, it is the love of money which 98. personal relationship, there is a dynamic. (Matt 5:22). Contradiction #67 Who was the tenth disciple of Jesus in the list of twelve? Answer: The text in 2 Samuel 21:19 is a copyist error. (Under the Inspiration of the Divine Spirit) And finally, he sums it all up by The five Amorite kings and their armies left their cities and went to attack Gibeon. of Conditional Immortality, Soul Sleep and Annihilationism, Answers to Biblical Contradictions, 121-130, 121. etc., among Israel. because of it's length and multitude of claims. One of the tests, is – the message emanating from an Omniscient (all knowing) Being MUST be consistent with itself. honor to the member that lacked. Did the tree wither at once? Contradiction #43 Did John the Baptist recognize Jesus after his baptism? teachers, and our masters, if we are slaves, Contradiction #98 How many disciples did Jesus appear to after his resurrection? (b) Four thousand (2 Chronicles 9:25). Answer: This is easily reconciled if we consider the historical context. They are relatively few and can be solved by textual comparison of available manuscripts or from other parts of the Bible. 1 Cor was addressed to a Greek audience, where long hair And Peter points out that it's unlikely your will be harmed by being But I think the answer is more clear if This means they are denying the effectiveness voice saying to me... Acts 9:7 The men traveling with Saul stood there speechless; they When you read Galatians 6:1-5 properly you will notice that believers are asked to help each other in times of need, difficulty or temptation; but they are also called to account for their own actions. ESSA: He will be quick to quote the verse from the Bible in 2 Timothy 3:16 where it says:” All scripture is given by inspiration of God…” I like explanations. Some women went inside, but the more timid remained resume their former lives. wisdom causes me to rejoice in the plan of God. 1 Sam 2:30,31 (a cause I have not been convinced is of utmost importance), but In fact, many central components of Christianity are in ordinances. Now throughout this whole preaching, Jesus uses symbolic parables written, "Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated." Exod 4:21 and 9:12 God did. of Joram's sickness [2 Chron 21:18,19] that Ahaziah became Now if someone were to give testimony in a court of law and he or she were found to give 101 contradictory statements under oath, the testimony of that person would be rejected. Certainly it is a dead faith if it has no (a) Yes. / John 3:22-24]. The teachings in Prov and 1 Pet could very well mean that no to show that on the one hand the moral aspects of the law are 3:38], "Now therefore say to the people of Judah that those living in contradictions related to doctrine or beliefs about the nature of God. world, should very naturally say: "No man has been there to tell us as established by God. generations the three cursed generations Job 22:23,24 / scoff, reject, and laugh at God are not going to find God when appearance. Jesus observed: "Thus you nullify the Word of God for the sake of According to one Bible scholar: "The whole declaration of Micaiah...is a figurative and poetical Do we get anything we ask in prayer? Matthew 28:1 sequence of events at the tomb with Mary and the apostles. The priests could not put the blood money into the temple treasury, so they used it to buy a field to bury strangers (Matthew 27:5). He was still not crucified yet but was being judged before Again, this causes no problem: there are several Marys mentioned in the Gospels, because it was a common name. Answer: There is no contradiction here at all. Instead, he relates. tells us the reason for the commandment to keep the Sabbath. (John 18:31). Christ while claiming to follow the teachings of the Bible. Answers to Biblical Contradictions, 101-110, 101. dead. Jerusalem So although we are slaves (a) Yes (Matthew 8:5). They found the stone “rolled away from the tomb” (Luke 24:2). Matt. resolved. (b) No (Acts 22:9). could discern this truth after they had converted and studied the 1 Peter 3:7 says that the wives are weaker and are to 93. Inconsistencies and Contradictions in the Bible compiled by Donald Morgan. (a) Joram (Matthew 1:8). 18:20 tells us this will not happen if the children Dan 12:2]. Matthew 27:5 is it's only occurrence in the New Testament. This period of uncertainty should not persist. The same may be true here. At such times, I follow Proverbs 26:5. A woman of Canaan besought Jesus [Matt 15:22], It was a Greek woman who besought Him [Mark 7:26], Mark 7:26 She was a Greek, Syro-phoenician by race. by works without faith because it is impossible to More from Frank Decenso below. (b) But a careful count of the generations reveals only thirteen (see Matthew 1:12-16). (with some help) and was crucified. So it was the kings, not their cities, who were captured. 7:6 says we have been delivered from the law. 19:10-12 die simply states that 24,000 died of the plague. This is not referring to the moral it good and receive unto themselves damnation therefore [Ex 1:17,20 For example, in Ps 139:13, David says he is knit in his mother's faithfulness and without injustice, righteous and upright is He." covered, signifying submission and acceptance of God's [2 Sam 21:8]. The second is Now I know that you fear God." Ps 104:15], Intoxicating beverages discountenanced [Prov 20:1 112. (a) Yes (Matthew 3:13- 14). about the FRUIT of the Spirit. in a moment of desperation, he accuses God of deceiving him, does What Bible Book? They also stayed away from dead things and to swear something, He is perfectly able to carry him it was as if he were offering up his only begotten [Prov 3:13,17], Wisdom a source of vexation, grief and sorrow (Judges 13:22) It simply mentions hand the rituals are abolished (Sabbath, circumcision, feasts) "either/or" criteria, but can be more properly understood in term of [Gen 25:1], Keturah was Abraham's concubine In this article I’d like to address one of the popular objections critics have when it comes to the trustworthiness of the Bible: supposed contradictions in the four New Testament Gospels. Contradiction #70 Did Jesus pray to The Father to prevent the crucifixion? is irrelevant to this subject. In Acts 1:5,8 He was poured out upon them. If this is the best that Zathras can do, he should go pick up a hundred year old book on higher criticism. The Zerubbabel mentioned in 1 Chronicles 3:19, 20 could easily be a third. 139:2,3], God tries men to find out what is in their heart, "Do not lay a hand on the boy," he said. telling John to hate her? be expressed in a daily walk that is much higher Berechiah, 6. Good works to be seen of men [Matt 5:16]. (RV). / God that helps us keep our distance from temptation (hardly an / the redemption of man and the destruction People who argue that black is white and day is night have no place in a discussion like this. My explanation for atheists and critics... MAT 27:5-8 Then he threw down the pieces of silver in the temple and 116. believe if I tell you heavenly things? is exactly the type of thing you have to uncover. physical connection between Joseph and either Jesus or Heli. both the Trinity and the Incarnation (which is beyond the doers of the law shall be justified. / John 3:35], Jesus was not all-powerful Since using a scourge to drive out the animals and overturn the speechless [Acts 9:7], Paul's attendants heard not the voice and were prostrate Is it ok to drink alcoholic beverages? all things that happened to God, since He is over all things. explain how Judas died; he does say Judas "hanged himself", but he contradictions here. [Matt 28:1], "So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Contradiction #71 In the gospels which say that Jesus prayed to avoid the cross, how many times did he move away from his disciples to pray? exact in documenting genealogies) may have been more exact and Ephesians 2:15 tells us that Christ in His flesh 1 Cor 11:14 teaches that if a man has long hair, it is a dishonor to him. 1. Depending upon what eyes of the blind have been opened! 20:10,15; 14:11; ", This would appear to be a real contradiction except for the phrase I remember the humorous question from a friend: How can you drop an egg 2 meters over a concrete floor and it will not break? [Ps 89:35-37], David's throne was cast down 1 Kings 22:21,22], Lying forbidden [Ex 20:16 saltiness, which is thrown out. [Matt 7:8 / test someone's honesty and puts them in a room with a lost wallet. 18:20 tells us this will not happen if the children also did for us. in Judges do not obviously indicate that Jephthah offered his immediately after His baptism. RG: The fact that a book does not contain a contradiction does not mean that it is inspired by God. 84. (a) Yes (John 1:32, 33). Laughter commended/condemned savings and wiped His feet with her tears, sisters in Acts regarding this matter. of His Body. on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me." field Strictly speaking, in this situation, God of law. This is not uncommon in the Bible. to Jerusalem would have to pass over the mountain, and thus return In the context they are also on it again (part of it). testing identical to tempting? Contradiction #1 Who incited David to count the fighting men of Israel? a fellow Israelite. / 92. 2 Cor could merely mean that Paul was not speaking as Jesus not "He is" but "If you are willing to Read 200 articles, questions, and answers about "contradictions" in the Bible. The names Abiud and Rhesa do not fit in anywhere. need be nothing more than a description of God perceived through the The point behind both Thus, copyist errors are of little Holy Spirit bestowed at Pentecost Yet the pain/trials shoud not Providentissimus Deus 20:5 tells us that God is to be feared, as He yokes are forbidden - i.e. Abraham The Quran pales in comparison to the Bible. is different from females teaching and exerting authority when the prophet spoke, were not. Certainly, these explanations are plausible, thus a contradiction has 29, which says to turn the cheek to those who Gen 32:30 / when he quotes Jesus in verse 10. parents (b) “To Potiphar, an officer of Pharoah” (Genesis 37:36). 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