• I don't think I've ever been able to pick out such a thing since I don't understand the language its using anyway. Knowing that there are contridictions just makes me believe in the bible less and less.
  • I'm a Christian but I've never read the Bible & never will
  • What contradictions
  • I keep two things in mind. The Bible is not, in its current form, a perfect instrument. (It has evolved since prophet too pen, chisel, whatever to... whatever.) Second, I keep in mind that apparent contradiction are not equivalent to actual contradictions.
  • I guess I'd have to say you need to look at it reasonably and remember that much of it is probably folklore, fables, and legends and has been handed down for thousands of years through and back through many, many languages. That being said, it is still a useful, beautiful thing to read and the important messages are easy to find and understand.
  • I deal with them the same way I deal with seeming contradictions in science and nature. I assume there are things that I don't know or understand fully.
  • 14:1-23 The whole plan of Divine Providence is arranged with a view to the good of the people of God. A settlement in the land of promise is of God's mercy. Let the church receive those whom God receives. God's people, wherever their lot is cast, should endeavour to recommend religion by a right and winning conversation. Those that would not be reconciled to them, should be humbled by them. This may be applied to the success of the gospel, when those were brought to obey it who had opposed it. God himself undertakes to work a blessed change. They shall have rest from their sorrow and fear, the sense of their present burdens, and the dread of worse. Babylon abounded in riches. The king of Babylon having the absolute command of so much wealth, by the help of it ruled the nations. This refers especially to the people of the Jews; and it filled up the measure of the king of Babylon's sins. Tyrants sacrifice their true interest to their lusts and passions. It is gracious ambition to covet to be like the Most Holy, for he has said, Be ye holy, for I am holy; but it is sinful ambition to aim to be like the Most High, for he has said, He who exalts himself shall be abased. The devil thus drew our first parents to sin. Utter ruin should be brought upon him. Those that will not cease to sin, God will make to cease. He should be slain, and go down to the grave; this is the common fate of tyrants. True glory, that is, true grace, will go up with the soul to heaven, but vain pomp will go down with the body to the grave; there is an end of it. To be denied burial, if for righteousness' sake, may be rejoiced in, Mt 5:12. But if the just punishment of sin, it denotes that impenitent sinners shall rise to everlasting shame and contempt. Many triumphs should be in his fall. God will reckon with those that disturb the peace of mankind. The receiving the king of Babylon into the regions of the dead, shows there is a world of spirits, to which the souls of men remove at death. And that souls have converse with each other, though we have none with them; and that death and hell will be death and hell indeed, to all who fall unholy, from the height of this world's pomps, and the fulness of its pleasures. Learn from all this, that the seed of evil-doers shall never be renowned. The royal city is to be ruined and forsaken. Thus the utter destruction of the New Testament Babylon is illustrated, Re 18:2. When a people will not be made clean with the besom of reformation, what can they expect but to be swept off the face of the earth with the besom of destruction?
  • I don't worry much about contradictions in the Bible, because I think there is much about its inception that we don't know or understand. What I do worry about is the people who consider themselves Christians who contradict what they say they believe. This is what's turned me away from Christianity several times and caused me to explore other religions. Now I don't consider myself a member of any organized religion, but I do believe in the teachings of Christ and I do celebrate Christian holidays. So by default, I guess I am.
  • There is a song that says "We'll talk it over in the bye and bye We'll talk it over my Lord and I I'll ask the reason, he'll tell me why We'll talk it over in the bye and bye ------ I know there are people that get hung up on the Bible and foolishly toss it aside...I don't understand everything about how my car works but I am not going to just avoid driving or riding. People are always looking for a reason, justification if you will, for turning away from God but there is coming a day when 'reason' and 'justification' will not come into play. Now these same people will remove points from me here but I don't care, they cannot take away my place in Heaven! VGQ+++ -Buddy
  • I study and study and then study some more. I also try to find the original context of said contradiction. I always read other study manuals and anything I can get my hands on, to try to understand why it sounds like a contradiction. Sometimes its just the viewpoints of several people who witnessed the same thing. But, I do everything I can to try and study and understand why some things seem contradictory.
  • I do not take the bible literally. I understand that it is a compilation of many things and that it was interpreted by men. I know the heart of the matter, and that is what counts.
  • Distinguish what "God" said from what "was" said.
  • The Bible cannot contradict itself. All the words of God in the Holy Scriptures are in harmony with each other. In the book of Proverbs, it is written that the word of God will not contradict another word of God. It will not and it cannot. In Proverbs 8:8-9: “All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing forward or perverse in them. They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge.” (KJV) That is the declaration of the wisdom of God. Now, let us take an example for our study when God prohibited the Israelites to eat swine and pork during the Old Testament era. In Leviticus 11:7, we will read: “And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you.” (KJV) During those times, eating of swine and pork is abominable to the Lord because it was unclean. However, there was a particular period in the history of the early Christians that eating swine or pork was no longer prohibited. In Acts, we can read how God revealed to Peter through vision that “what God hath cleaned (referring to four-footed beasts, wild beasts and creeping things and fowls), call that not common.” In Acts 10:11: “And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth, Wherein were all manner of four-footed beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air. And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat. But Peter said, No so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean. And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common.” (KJV) God’s word cleaned these foods that were formerly prohibited of Christians to take or eat. In our Lord Jesus Christ’s times, it has been cleansed. Jesus Christ declared what was considered as unclean during the time of Moses or the Israelites is not anymore considered as common or unclean. In Mark 7:19: “Because it entereth not into his heart, but into the belly, and goeth out into the draught, purging all meats?” (KJV) Jesus Christ’s statement was confirmed by Apostle Paul when he preached to the Gentiles in Timothy 4:1-5: “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. For every creature of God is god, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.” Paul handed to Timothy this teaching. He said that for every creature of God is good, including the swine. In the phrase: “for every”, we can say that the use of the word “every” means everything or without exemption. Moreover, Christians are admonished by God to pray before eating to let God sanctify it. If eating of pork is no longer forbidden then, there is no contradiction at all. While it was prohibited for the Israelites to eat swine, some kind of meats, some kinds of fishes, and some kinds of food during the Old Testament times, in Jesus Christ’s time, there was an amendment. The reason, when understood, will help us discern and realized that God’s word will not contradict itself. Let us read from Hebrews 9:10: “Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation.” (KJV) Among the Israelites, time comes that these ordinances were reformed. Christians are no longer forbidden from eating meats or swine during the time of Jesus Christ because the Bible said “for every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be rejected or nothing is to be refused, if it to be received with thanksgiving.” These pronouncements in the Bible prove that there was no discrepancy in the words of God. Contradictions may be seen only between the words pronounced by God and satan. Here is an example: God said to Adam (Gen. 2:17): “Thou shalt not eat of the fruit in the middle of the garden because for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” According to God, Adam should not eat of it for he will surely die. Now, here comes the devil or satan saying (Gen. 3:4): “you will not surely die.” The word of the devil contradicts the word of God and there is nothing to be surprised at or marvel at the two statements because the one speaking here is God and the other is the devil. God is the one who gave Adam and Eve the commandment, which the devil has contradicted. It is not surprising because God’s adversary is the devil.
  • There's an ancient Jewish tradition of dealing with [apparent] contradictions in the Torah: they go find two passages that appear to contradict each other, then they write at length about how to understand them as really being in harmony.
  • I utilize the "Two (2) Rule System"! #1) The Bible is Never Wrong! #2) When it appears the Bible is Wrong, see "Rule#1"! Just because we don't understand some point of Anything, (Scripture) doesn't mean it is "Wrong", simply not Understood by us! If U truly want an Answer Scripture says "Seek & Ye SHALL FIND, AND IF ANY MAN LACKS WISDOM let him ASK of God who gives to All Freely!". With the advent of computers the exchange of info around the World combined with guidance from the Holy Spirit should get Ur Results! John
  • I feel that every person has the right to enterprit the bible in their own way. Also take note: around Martin Luther's time, the bible was translated into german for the first time for the public to read. It is perfectly possible that some mistakes were made in that transition, or some other beyond or after that.
  • God does not speak confusion or contradiction.If that is what you are getting when you read the bible.You are misinterpreting or your mentor is not explaining the text completely or correctly.
  • Well, that would depend on the contradiction. I tell you what, I'll set a challenge before you. If you can find a contradiction for me that deals with an actual theological issue (since the Word of God is a theological message), then I will tell you how I deal with it in a manner that is consistent with God's message. As for the other discrepencies, they are simply the result of copyist errors, most of which are solveable by use of mere common sense. They don't effect the eternal message of God in any shape or form.
  • I got rid of it long ago. My kids did the same thing also
  • I find that when there seems to be a contradiction one must fully read the context of both statements and then do some research into what has been said. Often the apparent contradiction is the view point of a different Bible writer on the same event. Also discrepancies are not necessarily contradictions. The Bible does not contradict itself!
  • There are no contradictions in the Bible. Lots of people use this sad excuse to dismiss the Word of God, but when confronted with the task of showing any evidence of a contradiction they usualy have no reply. Mostly because they have never read the Bible themselves, someone along the way told them that there were contradictions so they took it as fact without checking for themselves. The Bible is a living document and is literaly translated unless it says otherwise. If anyone can give me even a single example of supposed contradiction, I will gladly show you were you are wrong. Most people do not bother to take the time to search thing out in the scriptures in order to understand what they thought was a contradiction.
  • You acknowledge the fact that the bible was written by a group of old men who listened to "talking bushes". In all seriousness though the bible was written as a way to guide people in the right direction. The stories should not be taken to seriously. I know i will probably get -1000 points for this but i do not personally believe in god
  • To a true born again Christian, there are no contradictions in the Bible. A true Christian who has accepted Jesus, and has been baptized and washed in the blood of the Lamb whereas the Holy Comforter dwells within them, are the only ones who can read the Bible with discernment and with a keen insight into it's teachings about how to chart their life's course in accordance with the Will of God; which, by the way,is it's only useful purpose. I've never met a Christian who became a Christian just by picking up a book called "The Holy Bible" and reading it. Most Christians I know were "witnessed" to and led by others. The non-believer becomes a believer when he gets to the point of understanding that he needs salvation from eternal damnation because of his undeniable "sin condition" whereas the only one with the cure is Jesus Christ. To try and argue specific cases of so-called Bible contradictions with a non-believer is an act of futility.
  • Exactly why I could not build my spirit life around Christianity. Everything must make sense PERIOD.
  • Let the Christians who say there are no contradictions read this (if they dare): 60. What did Judas do with the blood money he received for betraying Jesus? He bought a field (Acts 1: 18) He threw all of it into the temple and went away. 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) 61. How did Judas die? After he threw the money into the temple he went away and hanged himself (Matthew 27:5) After he bought the field with the price of his evil deed he fell headlong and burst open in the middle and all his bowels gushed out (Acts 1:18) 62. Why is the field called Field of Blood? Because the priests bought it with the blood money (Matthew 27:8) Because of the bloody death of Judas therein (Acts 1:19) 63. Who is a ransom for whom? The Son of Man give his life as a ransom for many (Mark 10:45). Christ Jesus who gave himself as a ransom for all... (I Timothy 2:5-6) The wicked is a ransom for the righteous, and the faithless for the upright (Proverbs 21:18) 64. Is the law of Moses useful? Yes. All scripture is... profitable... (2 Timothy 3:16) No. . . . A former commandment is set aside because of its weakness and uselessness... (Hebrews 7:18) 65. What was the exact wording on the cross? This is Jesus the King of the Jews (Matthew 27:37) The King of the Jews (Mark 15:26) This is the King of the Jews (Luke 23:38) Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews (John 19:19) 66. Did Herod want to kill John the Baptist? Yes (Matthew 14:5) No. It was Herodias, the wife of Herod who wanted to kill him. But Herod knew that he was a righteous man and kept him safe (Mark 6:20) 67. Who was the tenth disciple of Jesus in the list of twelve? Thaddaeus (Matthew 10: 1-4; Mark 3:13 -19) Judas son of James is the corresponding name in Lukes gospel (Luke 6:12-16) 68. Jesus saw a man sitat the tax collectors office and called him to be his disciple. What was his name? Matthew (Matthew 9:9) Levi (Mark 2:14; Luke 5:27) 69. Was Jesus crucified on the daytime before the Passover meal or the daytime after? After (Mark 14:12-17) Before. Before the feast of the Passover (John 1) Judas went out at night (John 13:30). The other disciples thought he was going out to buy supplies to prepare for the Passover meal (John 13:29). When Jesus was arrested, the Jews did not enter Pilates judgment hail because they wanted to stay clean to eat the Passover (John 18:28). When the judgment was pronounced against Jesus, it was about the sixth hour on the day of Preparation for the Passover (John 19:14) 70. Did Jesus pray to The Father to prevent the crucifixion? Yes. (Matthew 26:39; Mark 14:36; Luke 22:42) No. (John 12:27) THERE ARE LOTS MORE AVAILABLE FOR YOUR READING PLEASURE.
  • i have done further research of what seemed a contradiction, and concluded that the one at fault was me and not God's inspired word. the bible cannot contradict itself, it being inspired by God himself, he never lies.
  • 8-20-2017 There are no contradictions. There are only places where unlearned people expose their lack of study. A question came up while filming the movie "The Robe": was the robe red or purple? Well, if you read the story, it is obvious that there were two robes, in two places, at two times, brought by two groups; one was red and one was purple. Neither belonged to Jesus, so if that had been revealed, there would have been no plot for the movie.

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