Bible Disputes Settled
At John 18:37b Jesus says: "...For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears my voice." NKJV.
That the Hebrew Scriptures or Old Testament is relevant and indispensible is shown at
2 Timothy 3:16. Indeed, Jesus Christ quoted extensively from these Bible books, from Genesis to Malachi. Since there are NO CONTRADICTIONS within the Bible, it stands to reason, then, that any discrepancies in doctrine are from man, or demons. This is supported by 1 Timothy 4:1, 2 Peter 2:1- 3 and 2 Timothy 4:1- 4 etc.
That man has introduced errors in the Bible is evident, by a comparison of KJV vs. NIV or English Standard translations etc, Revelation 1:11, 1 John 5:7 [Comma Johanneum], and 1 Timothy 3:16 for example. The Bible has as its main theme the Kingdom of God, an administration or Government, with an appointed King to rule over an earth submissive to God's will. [Daniel 2:44, Luke 1:31- 33, Daniel 7:13, 14 etc.] This Kingdom will vindicate the name of Almighty God which is traditionally rendered as JEHOVAH in English from the original Hebrew. A careful research will show that this Divine and personal name of God Almighty occurs nearly 7,000 times in the Hebrew texts but has been consistently rendered as LORD or God in most translations.
Disagreements with the natural world:
Genesis 1:17 - God creates the stars during the fourth day, but we know that stars are still being formed.
Genesis 1:1, 2 relates to a time before the six “days”. When these “days” commenced, the sun, moon, and the stars were already in existence, their creation being referred to at Genesis 1:1. However, prior to these six “days” of creative activity “the earth proved to be formless and waste and there was darkness upon the surface of the watery deep.” (Ge 1:2) Apparently, a swaddling band of cloud layers still enveloped the earth, preventing light from reaching the surface.
It seems that this was a gradual process, as is indicated by translator J.W. Watts: “And gradually light came into existence.” (Ge 1:3, A distinctive Translation of Genesis).
God brought about a division between the light and darkness, calling the light Day and the darkness Night. This indicates that the earth was rotating on its axis as it revolved around the sun, so that its hemispheres, eastern and western, could enjoy periods of light and darkness-Ge 1:3,4.
It is noteworthy that at Genesis 1:16 the Hebrew verb ba.ra’, meaning “create” is not used. Instead, the Hebrew verb ‘a.sah’, meaning “make, is employed. Since the sun, moon, and stars are included in “the heavens” mentioned in Genesis 1:1, they were created long before Day Four. On the fourth day God proceeded to “make” these celestial bodies occupy a new relationship toward earth’s surface and the expanse above it.
Genesis 6:15 - God tells Noah to build an ark 450 feet long, and then fit two (or is is 7) of every animal in the ark. Did he shrink them?
It has been proven, that if each animal was no bigger than the size of a
fully grown sheep [not fully grown adults where relevant], then there
would be more than adequate space in the three- storied structure.
Disagreements with itself:
How many did the Chief of Captains kill? 2 Samuel 23:8 vs.
1 Chronicles 11:11
Please, see the NW translation renderings below,
first 2 Samuel then 1 Chronicles.
8 These are the names of the mighty men that belonged to David: Jo´sheb-bas·she´beth a Tah·che´mo·nite, the head of the three. He was brandishing his spear over eight hundred slain at one time.
And this is the list of the mighty men that belonged to David: Ja·sho´be·am the son of a Hach´mon·ite, the head of the three. He was brandishing his spear over three hundred slain at one time.
How long does God's anger last? Jeremiah 3:12 vs. Jeremiah 17:4
Jeremiah 3:12 NW
Go, and you must proclaim these words to the north and say:
“‘“Do return, O renegade Israel,” is the utterance of Jehovah.’ ‘“I shall not have my face drop [angrily] upon YOU people, for I am loyal,” is the utterance of Jehovah.’ ‘“I shall not stay resentful to time indefinite.
Jeremiah 17:4 NW
4 And you let loose, even of your own accord, from your hereditary possession that I had given you. I also will make you serve your enemies in the land that you have not known; for as a fire YOU people have been ignited in my anger. To time indefinite it will keep kindled.”
Notice please that Jeremiah 3:12 was directed to the NORTH.
Nevertheless note Jeremiah 17:5, 6 vs. Jeremiah 17:7, 8. Most of all note that a remnant from Israel is what was used by Jehovah, in maintaining His promise to Abraham.
at Acts 15: 14 - 20: Symeon has
related thoroughly how God for the FIRST time turned his attention to the NATIONS to take out of THEM a PEOPLE for his NAME. And with this the words of PROPHETS agree, just as it is WRITTEN, 'After these things I shall RETURN and rebuild the booth of David that is fallen down;
and I shall REBUILD its ruins and erect it again, in order that those who REMAIN of the men may EARNESTLY seek Jehovah, together with people of ALL the NATIONS, people who are CALLED by my NAME, says Jehovah, who is doing these things, known from of old. Please COMPARE Amos 9: 11, 12.
Who buried Jesus? Mark 15:43-46 vs. John 19:38-42 vs. Acts 13:27-29
Mark 15 NW
43 there came Joseph of Ar·i·ma·the´a, a reputable member of the Council, who also himself was waiting for the kingdom of God. He took courage to go in before Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. 44 But Pilate wondered whether he was already dead, and, summoning the army officer, he asked him whether he had already died. 45 So after making certain from the army officer, he granted the corpse to Joseph. 46 Accordingly he bought fine linen and took him down, wrapped him in the fine linen and laid him in a tomb which was quarried out of a rock-mass; and he rolled a stone up to the door of the memorial tomb. 47 But Mary Mag´da·lene and Mary the mother of Jo´ses continued looking at where he had been laid.
John 19 NW
38 Now after these things Joseph from Ar·i·ma·the´a, who was a disciple of Jesus but a secret one out of [his] fear of the Jews, requested Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus; and Pilate gave him permission. Therefore he came and took his body away. 39 Nic·o·de´mus also, the man that came to him in the night the first time, came bringing a roll of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pounds [of it]. 40 So they took the body of Jesus and bound it up with bandages with the spices, just the way the Jews have the custom of preparing for burial. 41 Incidentally, at the place where he was impaled there was a garden, and in the garden a new memorial tomb, in which no one had ever yet been laid. 42 There, then, on account of the preparation of the Jews, they laid Jesus, because the memorial tomb was nearby.
Acts 13 NW
28 and, although they found no cause for death, they demanded of Pilate that he be executed. 29 When, now, they had accomplished all the things written about him, they took him down from the stake and laid him in a memorial tomb. 30 But God raised him up from the dead;