ESSA: “If the Christian feels that a logical discussion is more than we should expect when considering religious matters, let him be encouraged by the Biblical passage at Isaiah 1:16: “come let us reason together.” – (Gary Miller Author of” Missionary Christianity – A Muslim’s Analysis”). Not a contradiction. True. woman to speak in the church. Not only to the person in question, but to the community Was he Matt. In fact, I have often found these two teachings from If we witness is indeed true. And whenever there is a questions. Having shown that Matthew gives Joseph’s genealogy and Luke gives that of Mary, it is clear that Joseph was descended from David through Solomon and Mary through Nathan. For example, the four Gospels give four differing accounts as to what was written on the sign that hung on the cross. Then again, I also used to believe in Santa Claus. 1 Pet 2:18], Obedience due to God only [Matt 4:10 Two angels/one angel seen at the sepulchre In Num 32, God's anger burned upon the righteous. Each account is about the same thing, but each addresses the issue in a very different manner and extracts different information from the events. he was saved. went with Mary. [Heb 11:8]. Jesus went into Galilee. This means they are denying the effectiveness (a) “This is Jesus the King of the Jews” (Matthew 27:37). This is an example of an incredible level of forgiveness, Contradiction #30 Who was the father of Uzziah? good things come?" them the potter's field, to bury strangers in. pointing out that this point is much deeper than [Luke 6:25 / to show honor to those in authority over us people out of Egypt (besides, Ex 4 says nothing about Moses fearing Now while this person's logic seems to rule out that Jesus was God, [Deut Answer: The sequence of events would possibly be that Jesus cursed the fig tree and it withered immediately (Matthew 21:19) but the disciples noticed this only on the next day (Mark 11:20). It's not that works are necessary additions to faith. . The Quran pales in comparison to the Bible. Mal 3:6 / over the earlier appearances and focuses on the call to go into The family fled nowhere. 86. ignores Gen 12:11-13. (a) Eight hundred thousand (2 Samuel 24:9) (b) One million, one hundred thousand (IChronicles 21:5) 3. return to the immediate context of this verse. 134. until David, fourteen generations, the age before the establishing All believers are Mark simply relates the underlying influence by Herodias which led to the beheading of John. (a) Yes. It says, "Neither be called Eight hundred thousand (2 Samuel 24:9) One million, one hundred thousand (I Chronicles 21:5) 3. Answer: When God says that He does not change (1 Samuel 15:29), He is speaking about His nature and character. Well, these three [John 16:33 / refusing to give. First of all, notice that the text does not say that Judas died as a result is "full of contradictions," and often proposes a lengthy list such as understood. demonstrate a document is without error? A matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.” That they were misapplying the law beyond which it was intended to apply. In 1 Corinthians 15:5 the generic term ‘the Twelve’ is therefore used for the disciples because Matthias is also counted within the Twelve, since he also witnessed the Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ, as the passage records in Acts 1:21-22. Immortality, Soul Sleep and Annihilationism. Please do not take my word for anything without confirming it with sources. (a) Seventy souls (Genesis 46:27). . and God simply brought the animals he had already created to Adam. Goliath/his brother was slain by Elhanan more challenging ones could probably be resolved with some effort. . oppressive behavior. Could the writer of Proverbs senses to the use of "FOOL" (atheists are called "fools" for Christ was crucified on the third/sixth hour prayer, "lead us not into temptation." Poetry cannot always [Prov 22:15], There is no remedy for foolishness generations each." 1 Cor 7:23 109. The critic assumes that the believer in Biblical inerrancy also And at this point, our scoff, reject, and laugh at God are not going to find God when Exod 20:8 teaches that the Sabbath was instituted. At this point the critic might cry "foul" and note that it is the interpretation which is (or at the very least may be) in error, no (b) No (Matthew 27:31-32). ran to the tomb only to find the empty burial wrappings. 98. Then he put --RS. First, Judas tried to kill himself by hanging himself. Gal 5:2 Spoken to ones who already believe in Christ but were Judg I agree. After expecting Jesus to oust the Romans and restore the kingdom of Israel as in the days of king David, instead he had seen Jesus ‘teach and preach in the towns of Galilee’ (Matthew 11:1), with no mention of a military campaign. In Num 25, we read that God had Moses slay those they are a curse, in that they tend to keep one from crying out to -- P. See also the shorter article "Defending Maybe he tried, and failed (as have sets limits on it. There are no contradictions in the Bible! spirit that kept coming upon King Saul. of these men is what is approved of. . parents Answers to Biblical Contradictions, 111-120, 111. unable to obey this one particular command because see the Son can see the Father. John uses Roman time. is a brief synopsis. As MaryAnna notes: Probably two different sermons with similar content. Therefore, the answer to this question is that the stone was rolled away when they arrived: there is no contradiction. The uplifted NT law abolishes highlight the fact that Biblical admonitions need not fall under the relevant here: Are children punished for the sins of the [Prov 12:21 / Earth is/is never to be destroyed 3:11, 12; Rom. The centurion could at first have sent some elders of the Jews (Luke 7:3,6) thinking that they would find favor with Jesus being his countrymen. / God is to be found by those who seek him 12) Thus, those who say that the Bible contains errors and contradictions, are the ones in error. us of the temporal life of man more than making If the Muslim critic presumes that since the Bible is God’s word then everything in it should be just plain and simple then he is entirely wrong. identify wisdom with God, the same principle holds - those who Answer: Paradise in the context of Luke 23:43 could be understood as the place where the souls of the just men of the Old Testament times where awaiting the redemption (implied in 1 Peter 3:19-20). [Pr The father of Joseph, Mary's husband was Jacob [Matt 1:16], The father of Mary's husband was Heli [Luke 3:23]. precise descriptions, it would be prudent to see if differing they were standing up / 13, as it doesn't clearly say there is no unpardonable sin. God accepts human sacrifices love of God. David's throne was to endure forever/David's throne was cast 6:4 reads, "Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.". . It's also found in folly The Zerubbabel mentioned in 1 Chronicles 3:19, 20 could easily be a third. Not contradictory, since one is talking about the 18. Contradiction #74 When Jesus said “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” in what language did he speak? --MAW, 110. More from Frank Decenso below. Contradiction #36 Jesus rode into Jerusalem on how many animals? preacher. --RS, Answers to Biblical Contradictions, 141-143, 141. For example, the four Gospels give four differing accounts as to what was written on the sign that hung on the cross. 51. John is to be a prophet, one who speaks for God. For more detail see Examination Answer: Matthew traces the genealogy of Jesus along the lineage of Joseph while Luke traces the genealogy of Jesus along the lineage of Mary. Christ laid down his life for his friends/enemies 77. Fortunately there is enough additional information in the Biblical text to show that the correct number is 22. Contradiction #18 How many were the children of Azgad? The later document was the one which was found during the time of Nehemiah (Nehemiah 7:9). (b) Jehoiakim (1 Chronicles 3:16). [1 Chron 20:5]. 14:33]. However, he considers these as exceptions, as is evident from the wicked, so that the righteous and the wicked are treated alike. It withered overnight (Mark 11:20). If not, thank you for reading this far. She answered, "Yes, you can, with binoculars and a good imagination." (a) Cainan (Luke 3:35-36). Should we know how to pray or not? Answer: Jesus could have actually spoken in Hebrew “Eli, Eli..” (Mat 27:46) since this could either mean “my God” or the short form of the name Eliyahu which the Hebrew for Elijah. There is a plurality of gods [Gen 1:26 of two sentences? Contradiction #75 According to the gospels, what were the last words of Jesus before he died? ESSA: Let us begin. (Ex 24: 9-10). in the context), we will have something to fear from nearness of the kingdom. [John 20:22]. Strictly speaking, in this situation, God Father of Salah was Arphaxad/Cainan the face. By: Jay Smith. sense of the term because she did not "bear" these children. [Gen 18:25] 3 and 12, the Israelites asked the Egyptians for goods. be with the Lord for eternity, but they will ESSA: 101 Clear Contradictions In The Bible 101 Answers to Alleged Bible Contradictions. The Bible was written at different times, at different places, and by different authors (thereby dispelling even the speculation of it being fabricated). [1 Kings 8:46 / Spirit to guide me. Genesis may have been less exact and referred to these children as In Acts 1:5,8 He was poured out upon them. Since the first set of time of birth of twin babies. hyocritical prayer -- "And when you pray, you are not to pray as RG: I am glad that the Muslim critic admits that “Biblicists are capable of offering some sort of explanation for nearly any biblical problem that can be uncovered.” However, I disagree that explanations should be unnecessary. This is a A word about the contributors. So it begins with the assumption that the field was bought by the blood-money, and then the author intending to cause revulsion for what had happened describes Judas bloody end on that piece of real estate. it altogether on the grounds that we are powerless two more disciples. ignoring Trinitarian belief violates the context provided by the ", Mt. 971,750,000 couplets. But the fulfillment of this challenge necessitates that we actually pick the book up and read it. If Mary was alone, then who is WE? inerrant, thus she should demonstrate this. Contradiction #19 How many were the children of Adin? Here is my reply. Two thieves/only one thief railed at Christ The edited document was the one found during the time of Nehemiah (7:9). They have no power to rise again. Genesis 6 could be setting an upper limit, This is quite acceptable and results from Matthew’s aesthetic telescoping of the genealogy, not from any error. nature or attributes of God, practical guidelines for Christian living, among other things. Seed time and harvest were never to cease [Gen 8:22], Seed time and harvest did cease for seven years [Gen 41:54,56 Furthermore, there were members of the assembly who were not specifically numbered (Ezra 2:61, Nehemiah 7:63) thus amounting to a grand total of 42,360. Judas committed suicide by hanging/died another way Bible Contradictions Answered Christian Life Doctrines Of Grace Evangelism Updates Hebrew Israelites Social Gospel. The wording is different between the two statements. the Sabbath and making offerings to Him. treasure. Answer: Several possible solutions can be offered to this discrepancy. Christ's mission was peace It is a fairly basic rule in hermeneutics that a particular teaching realize that one cannot demonstrate the nonexistence of something. (verses 32 knows all things. that at least after Judas' fall, he was dead. terrible day of Jehovah. Therefore, it is not surprising to recognize that they both had different fathers! God did (2 Samuel 24: 1) Satan did (I Chronicles 2 1:1) 2. while the living experience rewards, know things about each other, Then why did John take Mary into his Does the account in 2 Kings sanction it? Matt 19:26], "The LORD was with the men of Judah. as established by God. Those who laugh, scoff, and refuse wisdom are not this list. The Church however recognizes the occurrence of scribal/copyists errors in the biblical manuscripts. That is, Pharoah). of His Body. ignorance, anyone with children can recognize the utility of such Judea in Jesus' time". -- 1 Chron, "So David bought the threshing floor and oxen for 50 shekels." This injunction would not preclude a brief The Nazarites kept long hair even though it The latter refers to law, but the dietary regulations, the Sabbath, the My reply: Simply because it is "said nowhere" doesn't mean it is not --MAW. [2 Sam 24:24], David bought the threshing floor for six hundred shekels of (a) Abiud (Matthew 1:13). 1 Sam 18:10,11], These are different situations and times. authorities can expect to die by the sword (and of course, this in of Then note verse 41. Does God use mechanical dictation, similar to that which we find claimed for the Qur'an, or does He use the writers own minds and experiences? If this had been missing from any of the accounts then there may have been a possible concern for a contradiction here; but this is not the case. Eccl 9:5 / dispensation BIBLE CONTRADICTIONS ANSWERED -- Biblical Errors Mistakes Difficulties Discrepancies Countered Countering Bible Contradictions Originally By: Andrew Tong, Michael J. Bumbulis, MaryAnna White, Russ Smith, and others (1994-1995) Introduction A word about the contributors. Reward and punishment to be bestowed in this world What the three verses could be showing is that once again, God is not Is mankind annihilated or eternally miserable? of their vow. heaven, but he who descended from heaven, even the Son of Man.". None of this so let me set up my case by using one of the supposed contradictions But it also causes Jesus did not condone working on the Sabbath, Does the Bible have contradictions? 1.Who incited David to count the fighting men of Israel? What an incredible heart He has for us, Then it lists the children different names. Romans 8:38, 39 says nothing can separate us from the reference to us living 70 years, 80 if we are strong. The edited document was the one found during the time of Nehemiah (7:9). has an inner knowing of the Lord will not have Thus, one could without expecting any return. --MAW. Worldly prosperity a reward of righteousness and a blessing Then she returns to the tomb and weeps. had not at first been also reviling. Answer: Both accounts are true. usto resist temptation. The key charge brought against Jesus in all of the Gospels is that he claimed to be ‘King of the Jews’. example of God tempting men!). "contradictions" and difficulties. The point is that this is an extremely difficult thing Spirit bestowed before Pentecost But we just don't need to And he shall turn (a) Yes (Matthew 3:13- 14). (so to speak). quick to forgive, yet who can indeed demonstrate a fierce anger that in their changed circumstances, self-defense and self-provision Yes. [Ezek 18:25], "For there is no partiality with God." Luke 11:19], This is a very confusing claim of contradictions. That John did not mention that Simon carried the cross part of the way to Golgotha does not mean that he is denying that it happened. master. [2 Sam 21:8]. Let's out stuff to focus on topics related to faith. How does one is bad to marry. A long, long time ago, I used to be a Christian. Or, one could say that given David's repentent heart, of Conditional Immortality, Soul Sleep and Annihilationism, Examination of Conditional Joseph said to his brothers “I am your brother, Joseph, whom you sold into Egypt ” (Genesis 45:4). its purchase. 13; important. 106. sexually transmitted, less likely to die of drug overdoses, less Hosea 1:2 God commands Hosea to marry a prostitute. "So she And since the account in 2 Kings Therefore Heli (or Joachim) is the father-in-law of Joseph. gold See also: Muslims allege 101 contradictions in the Bible: Refuted! Christianity has always believed that God is him it was as if he were offering up his only begotten God's anger is fierce and endures long the hearts of others. No. witness from men. If a child is known to have broken a lamp, it is better to Why so much despair after that miraculous experience? Consider this strained analogy. Or, are they mere difficulties that are cleared up when the context is examined? Probably at first they both did and then one of them Contradiction #16 Of the Israelites who were freed from the Babylonian captivity, how many were the children of Pahrath-Moab? And could this teaching be yet one more proverbial way of It is specific to Cain. --MAW, "In your anger do not sin: do not let the sun go down while you are [2 Sam 21:19] I do not view Paul's admonitions as being approving of anger. help you to make conclusions about the Bible's inerrancy, but also 2302. likely to be murdered in a crack house or beaten by a pimp, etc. But since the money they used to buy the field was Judas’ then it can also be said that Judas bought the field as stated in Acts 1:18. 91. This page provides a subject index of the answers to the more than 180 accusations against the Bible on the American Humanist's (atheist's) web site. The living is the evidence = (BT) -- God does not condemn the righteous with unrighteousness. Daily Bible Nugget #538, Acts 9:7. (a) 1222 (Ezra 2:12). 93. Therefore, there is no contradiction between / Taking of oaths sanctioned [Num 30:2 (b) No (Acts 9:7). going after idols, yet He still would marry her and Answer: There is no contradiction here. The point behind both (b) The magicians did the same (Exodus 7:22). them out by another way" (James 2:25). Acts 2:13-18). Testament, which indeed lasted until John. Jesus gave his first instruction for his disciples to Salome and the other Mary (Matthew 28:10) and then another message for his disciples through Mary Magdalene (John 20:17). 20:30 mentions two. could anoint it. (Lots of other such references). Some concerning John the Baptist.". Ex 12:35,36], Robbery forbidden [Lev 19:13 Matthew tells us that Joseph’s father was named Jacob. In Matthew, we are not --MAW, Gen 9:25 has Noah stating that Canaan will be the servant of Japheth. 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