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Topic: Bible Contradictions

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Judas' Death: Could you talk about the various accounts of Judas and his death? [Matthew 27, Acts 1:8].

Not Being Confused or Persuaded Wrongly: How do you not get pulled into alternate views of scripture when there are so many opposing and convincing preachers teaching variations within denominations? [Revelation 13].

Elijah & Jehoram: How do you deal with Elijah writing Jehoram after he had already left earth? [2 Chronicles 21:12].

Unbelievable Stories in the Bible: Why are there so many stories in the Bible that don't seem true, such as, Samson's strength in his hair, 900 yr-old-men, giants, etc.? Why don't we see documented miracles today? [Psalm 90:10, John 12:29].
Proving Christianity is True: With all the religions in the world, how can one be sure and prove that Christianity is true?

Ten Commndments & Bible Contradictions: An atheist brought up contradictory lists of the Ten Commendments in Exodus. How would you respond? [Exodus 34].

Conflicting Information-Jehoiachin: Have you resolved the conflict of the two different age accounts (8 or 18) of Jehoiachin when he took the reign? [2 Kings 24:8, 2 Chronicles 36:9].

The Narrow Path & Abundant Life: Some of the verses about "the narrow path", and "few who find it", seems to contradict the ones about an "abundant life in Christ", would you harmonize this for me? [Matthew 7:13-14, 11:28-30, John 10:10, Luke 12:15, 2 Corinthians 1:3f].

Seeing God: In the Bible it is stated that "No man has seen God", yet in other places it indicates that some have, so would you harmonize this? [I John 4:12, John 1:14,18, Exodus 33:20, Genesis 18:1, 32:30, Isaiah 6:1, Hebrews 10:20, 2 Thessalonians 2:8, Revelation 20].

Thief in Paradise Today: When Christ told the thief on the cross that he would be that day with him in paradise, but Christ went to the grave for three days, so how does one align that? [Luke 23:43].

The Narrow Path Few & Saved Multitudes Contradiction: Is there a contradiction between the scriptures about "the narrow path" and the "few who find it", and the multitudes that come to Christ described in Revelation? [Matthew 7:13, Revelation 7:9].

Judges: Joshua was the successor of Moses, so did Joshua have a successor? What was the role of the judge?
David taking Census: Was it God or Satan that moved David to take the census? Scripture seems to contradict here [2 Samuel 24:1, 1 Chronicles 21:1]

Contradiction is Scripture: When Jesus said, "today, you will be with Me in paradise" and yet He had not yet ascended Himself, it seems to be contradictory. Which is right? [Luke 23:43, John 20:17]

Crucifixion Discrepancies: How do you resolve the apparent discrepancies regarding the time of the crucifixion of Jesus? [Mark 15:25, John 19:14].
Church Fathers: What are good sources for reading the church fathers?
Writing of Revelation date evidence: Is there evidence that Revelation was written after 70 AD?

God's Promises Conditional: Did you say every promise of God is conditional?
David & Paul differences: God doesn't deal w/ us according to our sins but then Paul says that He does, can these be harmonized? [Psalms 103:10, Romans 2:14]

Reconciling Scripture: How do passages of scripture like Matthew 5:44 and 1 Corinthians 5 harmonize, love your enemies, but then discipline your "enemies"?

Harmonizing OT & NT, Eye for an Eye: How would we harmonize the Old Testament & the New Testament, where in the OT, it was an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, but Jesus in the NT seemed to be all about mercy. [Leviticus 24:15-22, Matthew 5:38-42]

Judgment vs Forgiveness: Would you harmonize the contradictory ideas that we will stand before the judgment seat of Christ & answer for our deeds, but then He said that won't remember our sins ... they will be far as the east is to the west? [Psalm 103:12, Romans14:12-13, Matthew 7:2, 12:36 2 Corinthians 5:10].

Jesus Contradicts Himself: How can Jesus' words be true if He contradicts Himself, such as when He says when people only speak the words that are in their heart, but that people will worship Him in words? [Matthew 12:36, 15:8, Isaiah 29:13, Proverbs 23:6].

Abraham Stumbling: Abraham & Sarah examples of great faith, but they doubted what God had told them in the beginning, but Paul seems to say Abraham didn't stagger at all. Why the Contradiction? [Romans 4:19-21]

Speaking in Tongues Contradiction: Speaking in Tongues contradiction, saying it's a sign for unbelievers but then later says it's a sign for believers, & also says that prophesying for the believer, but then also for the unbeliever. Why the apparent contradictions? [1 Corinthians 14:22-25]

Casting out Demons (God's will...or not): Casting out demons, doing great miracles, but not doing the Will of God, but there are others doing the exact same thing, doing the WILL OF GOD, but still being separated out as goats, but Jesus saying, "I never knew you" to the first group, but the leave the second group alone. [Matthew 7:21, Mark 9:]

The Book of Ecclesiastes: Who was Ecclesiastes written to & why?

Cain: Who was threantening Cain?

Fear God or Not: Why does it say in some place to fear God & other places it says NOT to fear Him? [Luke 12:32, Matthew 10:28]

Bible Contradiction about the Number of Demon-Possessed People: There seems to be a contradiction involving a demon-possessed man. Mark 5 says there are 2 Demon-possessed people, but Luke 8 says there was only one. Is this a Bible Contradiction? [Mark 5, Luke 8]

Exodus & a Discrepancy of 30 years: Exodus described at 400 & 430 years in two different places? [Genesis 15:13, Exodus 12:40]

Paul telling us to keep the Feast Days: Paul seems to contradict himself when he says in one verse to keep the Feast days spiritually, but then in the very next verse to literally keep them or something like that. [1 Corinthians 5:7-8]

Remember Not but Remembering every Idle Word: It says in the Bible that God won't remember our sins, that they are as far as east is from the west, yet He will remember every idle word we ever said at judgment. How is that not a contradiction? [Matthew 12:36-40, Psalm 103:12-14]

I Never Knew You: God is all knowing, but then He says, I never knew you? How is that not a contradiction?
Talking in tongues: What if some people were just trying to demonstrate that they had the ability to communicate in tongues? Is that blasphemy of the Holy Spirit?

Contradiction of Passover Meal: There seems to be contradiction when the passover happened in the gospels. Luke says they had Passover dinner before Jesus was arrested, John seems to say it was after His arrest, but others say it was at the same time. Which was it?
Passover Animal Sacrifice as Jesus' Crucifixion: Do think He was crucified on the same day they killed the literal lamb?

Loving your neighbor as much or more than yourself: Paul says to love others MORE than ourselves, but Jesus only said to love others as MUCH as ourselves [Romans 12:10, John 13:34, Philippians 2,3,4]

Jacob Wrestling with God: How could Jacob wrestle w/ a Man for such a long time? How could he possibly win against God? [Genesis [32:24-30]
Seeing God: There seems to be a contradiction in Scripture here because it says that Jacob saw God face-to-face, yet when Moses encountered God, God told him no one can see Him & live. [Genesis 32:30, Exodus 33:20]

Harmonize Not Snatching from Hand & Apostacy: How do you harmonize the passage that says, "no one can snatch you out of his hand" with that in Hebrews which warns against apostacy? [John 10:29, Hebrews 6:4-6]

Doubting the Bible: Listener is doubting his faith, doubting the reliability of the Bible, & he needs assurance about the authority and integrity of it.

Abraham's Genealogy: Abraham's children, disparity in the ages, is there a discrepancy in the math from when Abram was born & his father died? [Acts 7:2-5, Genesis 11:6, Genesis 12:4]

God Leading People into Temptation: Did God cause Jesus to be tempted? James says that God does tempt us, but then in the Lord's Prayer it we are supposed to say, "lead us NOT into temptation", praying to God saying that. How do you reconcile these verses? [James 1:13, Matthew 6:13]

God Not Losing Anything: I don't believe in once saved always saved, but there seems to be conflict when Jesus says He won't lose anything that are His.
John the Baptist & Rewards in Heaven: If there was none greater than John the Baptist, yet he was least in the kingdom of God, so how our are rewards going to work?

10 Commandments Were Written By: Did God write the 10 commandments or did the angels? There seems to be contradiction. [Exodus 24:12, Acts 7:52-53, Galatians 3:19, Hebrews 2]

Mary's Genealogy: 2 different father's for Joseph, one saying that Jacob is Joseph's father & another one saying Heli is his father. [Matthew 1:16, Luke 3:23]

Prophecy & Tongues: Is prophecy & tongues for the believer or for the unbeliever & if for the believer, is church for the unbeliever too? [1 Corinthians 14:23-25]

Yoke is Easy & Burden Light, but is Hard Contradiction: My yoke is easy, My burden is light, but in other places He seems to make it hard, so which is it [Luke 14, Matthew 11]

Don't Call Jesus Accursed, Yet called Jesus Cursed: Why does Paul say when talking in prophetic voices that you can't say Jesus is accursed, but then says Jesus is cursed by hanging on a tree, is this a contradiction? [1 Corinthians 12:3, Galatians 3:13]

Jesus' Temptation: God says He tempts no man, but the Jesus had to go through the temptation, so how do these reconcile w/ each other? [James 1:13]

Reconciling Scripture of Losing Gifts: There are 3 passages of scripture seem to go against what Romans 11:29 about not losing gifts, which says, "For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance". How do you reconcile them, like having the lampstand taking away, the talents taken away, the Kingdom of God taken away? [Romans 11:29, Revelation 2:5, Matthew 25:14-30, Matthew 21:33-43]

Jesus Contradiction: No one has asked Him where He was going because Peter asked Him where He was going! [John 13:36, John 16:5]

Bible Discrepancy in John: I don't understand Jesus' statement that no one has asked Him where He was going because Peter asked Him where He was going! [John 13:36, John 16:5]

Contradiction about Tongues: There seems to be a contradiction about what Tongues are for, the believer or unbeliever. Can you harmonize it? [1 Corinthians 14:22]

Jesus Coming or Going: Did Jesus say He wasn't going, or wasn't going yet? It seems to be saying contradictory things depending on which translation of the Bible you are using. [John 6:6-9]
Septuagint: What can you tell me about the Septuagint Bible? (A Bible that was translated to Greek the Hebrew language of the Old Testament.)

David & Goliath: Someone says there's contradiction about who really killed Goliath. [1 Chronicles 20:5, 2 Samuel 21:19]
Israelites in Egypt: Is there evidence of Israel actually being slaves in Egypt?

Reconciling Scripture [Matthew 6:33, 1 Corinthians 4:11]: How do we reconcile Jesus saying He'll provide everything we need, but then Paul saying we might go hungry & be beaten & so on? [Matthew 6:33, 1 Corinthians 4:11]
Reconciling Scripture - Meat Sacrificed to Idols: In Revelation it seems to be a big deal about eating meat sacrificed to idols, but not a very big deal to Paul. How do you reconcile those 2 things? [Revelation 2:14, 1 Corinthians 8:9-13]

Bible contradicting itself: Does the Bible Contradict itself?
For example, 70 persons: [Deuteronomy 10:22, Acts 7:14]

Contradiction in the Bible: In Acts 15 it said that even Gentiles couldn't eat meat sacrificed to idols, but the in Corinthians it says it's nothing to be worry about. Why is that? [Acts 15:20-21, 1 Corinthians 10:27-30]

Harmonizing 2 Bible verses: Caller wants Steve to reconcile 2 particular Scriptures, one that seems rather comforting, & one that's a little hard. [Luke 13:24, Romans 8:31]

Seeing God Contradictions: God told Moses he couldn't see Him face to face, but Jacob got to Him face to face? How come the contradictions? Did Jacob actually see God face to Face? [Exodus 33:18-20, Genesis 32:30]

Loving Your Enemies: God was pretty severe w/ His own people, let alone His own enemies, but how do we reconcile the way He is in the New Testament?
God forgets our Sin: God forgets our sins, it says in the Old Testament, the Sea of Forgetfulness, but it also says every idle word will be held against us? [Micah 7:9, Matthew 12:36]

Having or Not Having Swords: Contradictions about the usage of the Sword which Jesus instructed. Where's He going w/ this? [Luke 22:35-38] (It was also asked as the first Q on July 24, 2015)

Contradiction about Sin: In one place of the Bible is says that the soul that sinneth, it shall die, but in another place it says that sin living in us is causing us to sin. [Ezekiel 18:20, Romans 7:17]

Conflict between 2 statements in the NT: There seems to be a complete contrast between Demetrius said & what the town clerk said, so why? Not quoting Paul correctly or city clerk minimizing what Paul said? [Acts 19:23, 35]

Reconciling some specific Scripture (Wisdom): Caller is having trouble reconciling 2 particular Scriptures. [Jeremiah 15:16, Ecclesiastes 1:18]

Similar Writing in the Bible: Why is Isaiah 36:1-39:8 so much like 2 Kings 18:17-20:21? People have been challenging the validity of the Bible just because of this, copied or similar material. [Isaiah 36:1 - 39:8, 2 Kings 18:17 - 20:21]

All one in Christ Jesus: People think there's a contradiction between all being one in Christ Jesus, but in Corinthians it says there is a certain order of authority. Can you shed some light on that? [Galatians 3:28, 1 Corinthians 11]

All Saved & Hardening of the Heart: There seems to be a contradiction that God wants everyone to be saved, but that He's also hardened people on purpose, such as Pharaoh. Why? Is this a contradiction?

Molinism Middle Knowledge analogy: Have you ever seen the movie, Next? It seems to be an easy example of Molinism.
6th Hour or 3rd Hour: Why the differing times of when Jesus was crucified, the 6th hour or the 3rd hour? [John 19:14, Mark 15:25]
Shane Wood: Do you know anything about Shane Wood? He seems to hold the same view as you in Revelation.

Guard your Heart but Deceitful Heart: How can you have a deceitful heart but be told to guard your heart? How can both be true?

The Jefferson Lies by David Barton This is a followup call to calls about Thomas Jefferson.
Bible Contradiction: Matthew quotes from Jeremiah that 30 pieces of Silver would be used to betray Jesus, but it's actually from Zechariah 11. [Matthew 27:9, Zechariah 11]

Circumcision: Why the apparent conflict, Paul saying don't worry about circumcision, but then proceeds to let Timothy to be circumcised? [1 Corinthians 7:18, Acts 16:3]

Apparent Contradiction: There's a verse that says God is a rewarder of the those that diligently seem Him, but then there's another verse that says NO ONE seeks after Him. How do you harmonize these verses? [Hebrews 11:6, Romans 3:11, Psalm 14, 34, Jeremiah 29]

Differing Accounts of the Gospels: The man who had the demons, who lived amongst the tombs, there seems to be 2 differing accounts, one version that Mark & Luke mention in contrast to what Matthew depicts. What's going on here? [Matthew 8:27-34]

Son or Father Not Responsible but 3rd & 4th Generation: There seems to be somewhat a contradiction between what God says in Ezekiel that the father nor the son are responsible for each other's sin, but yet then it says the iniquity of the fathers will be visited to the 3rd & 4th generation. How do you harmonize these? [Ezekiel 18:20, Deuteronomy 5:9, Exodus 20:5]

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