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What are the most obvious contradictions in the Bible?

  1. thequast profile image71
    thequastposted 7 years ago

    What are the most obvious contradictions in the Bible?

    Give chapter and verse if you can.  Tell me what you feel is the most blatant example of the Bible not agreeing with itself.

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    Errol Kaneposted 7 years ago

    The Bible does not contradict itself. I'll send you an e-mail explaining why it doesn't if you are concern with truth.

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    DrDeanCrosbyposted 7 years ago

    The primary contradictions occur because Jesus was sent to update the Old Testament with his "New Convent" teachings that are recorded in the New Testament.Some ministers mislead their congregations when they teach laws from the Old Testament and totally ignore Jesus' teachings that have changed and in some cases rendered null and void the teachings they are referencing in their sermons.

    The most critical change between the Old Testament and the New Testament is the reliance in the Old Testament on war,violence and acts of  hateful retaliation which have been completely replaced by Jesus' teachings which command peace,love and forgiveness.

    Exodus 21:23-25 (New King James Version)

    23 But if any harm follows, then you shall give life for life, 24 eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, 25 burn for burn, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.

    Matthew 5:43-44 (New King James Version)

       
    43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,.

  4. thequast profile image71
    thequastposted 7 years ago

    errol i also believe there are no contradictions, I was just opening up to others who wanted to voice their concerns

  5. Dave Mathews profile image60
    Dave Mathewsposted 7 years ago

    The Bible cannot contradict itself. The new testament will always reflect the old testament just as the old reflects the new.

  6. Mark Upshaw profile image59
    Mark Upshawposted 7 years ago

    What about the first verse of the first book, Genesis.  "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth."  The word for God in the original text is Elohim not the yhvh of the rest of the Bible.  Why is there two names (actually a few) and why is this elohim plural, meaning gods? 

    Leviticus 17:11  A blood sacrifice is the only acceptable.  Seems to me, Jesus died of asphixiation, not loss of blood.

    For Jesus to be a sacrifice lamb, he must have the following:  sacrificed in the Temple, by priests, for the sins, without blemish, and young.  Mt 5:17-18, John 19:30, Ro 10:4, Gal 3:24-25, Eph 1:7,Heb 10:12-14. vs. Ex 34:25,Ex 12:46, Dt 16:5-6, EX 12:5, Nu 9:12, Lv 17:11

    According to the genealogy of Mary, Jesus is disqualified since the line comes through Nathan and you can not use Josephs line for two reasons, his comes through the line of Nathan and he did not pass on genetic material to Jesus, since he was born of a virgin.

  7. Paw-Paw John profile image71
    Paw-Paw Johnposted 7 years ago

    The Bible does not contradict itself. It is the Word of God and when God gave His Word He did not stutter, nor is He planning to issue a retraction. What most people see as contradictions are usually a lack of understanding of the Bible itself or of a particular passage and how it relates to the whole of Scripture. Also, people tend to find what they expect to find, so if you expect or want to find "contradictions"  then you will, even if they are figments of your imagination. The only way to truly understand the Bible is to read and study it, and let it speak to you and enlighten you rather than trying to make it say what you want it to say.

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    Butch Newsposted 7 years ago

    "God:  A Biography" by Jack Miles is a huge book about contradictions of the Bible.

    I'm not about to dig up quotes.    But Moses came down from the mountain with the 10 commandments, one of which... I think it was #6 that said "you shall not murder" or "you shall not kill" or words to that effect.

    Moses was pretty ticked off at the calf worshiping, called together the Levites and then told them to go out and kill any relative or friend who didn't show up.  So they killed off 3,000 people right off the bat.  Then Joshua in his ethnic cleansing of the promised land killed off thousands.  In the first city he leveled they killed off everyone... men, women and children.

    And God told Moses not to let the people come near the mountain at Sinai or he might just kill them all.  God, it seems, pays no attention to his own rules.

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