Is there anyone out there who can give me one example of a Christian Biblical contradiction?

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  • Jack
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago
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    If the Bible was divinely inspired, then why would it have so many really obvious contradictions?

    Theological doctrines:

    1. God is satisfied with his works

    Gen 1:31

    God is dissatisfied with his works.

    Gen 6:6

    2. God dwells in chosen temples

    2 Chron 7:12,16

    God dwells not in temples

    Acts 7:48

    3. God dwells in light

    Tim 6:16

    God dwells in darkness

    1 Kings 8:12/ Ps 18:11/ Ps 97:2

    4. God is seen and heard

    Ex 33:23/ Ex 33:11/ Gen 3:9,10/ Gen 32:30/ Is 6:1/

    Ex 24:9-11

    God is invisible and cannot be heard

    John 1:18/ John 5:37/ Ex 33:20/ 1 Tim 6:16

    5. God is tired and rests

    Ex 31:17

    God is never tired and never rests

    Is 40:28

    6. God is everywhere present, sees and knows all things

    Prov 15:3/ Ps 139:7-10/ Job 34:22,21

    God is not everywhere present, neither sees nor knows all


    Gen 11:5/ Gen 18:20,21/ Gen 3:8

    7. God knows the hearts of men

    Acts 1:24/ Ps 139:2,3

    God tries men to find out what is in their heart

    Deut 13:3/ Deut 8:2/ Gen 22:12

    8. God is all powerful

    Jer 32:27/ Matt 19:26

    God is not all powerful

    Judg 1:19

    9. God is unchangeable

    James 1:17/ Mal 3:6/ Ezek 24:14/ Num 23:19

    God is changeable

    Gen 6:6/ Jonah 3:10/ 1 Sam 2:30,31/ 2 Kings 20:1,4,5,6/

    Ex 33:1,3,17,14

    10. God is just and impartial

    Ps 92:15/ Gen 18:25/ Deut 32:4/ Rom 2:11/ Ezek 18:25

    God is unjust and partial

    Gen 9:25/ Ex 20:5/ Rom 9:11-13/ Matt 13:12

    11. God is the author of evil

    Lam 3:38/ Jer 18:11/ Is 45:7/ Amos 3:6/ Ezek 20:25

    God is not the author of evil

    1 Cor 14:33/ Deut 32:4/ James 1:13

    12. God gives freely to those who ask

    James 1:5/ Luke 11:10

    God withholds his blessings and prevents men from receiving


    John 12:40/ Josh 11:20/ Is 63:17

    13. God is to be found by those who seek him

    Matt 7:8/ Prov 8:17

    God is not to be found by those who seek him

    Prov 1:28

    14. God is warlike

    Ex 15:3/ Is 51:15

    God is peaceful

    Rom 15:33/ 1 Cor 14:33

    15. God is cruel, unmerciful, destructive, and ferocious

    Jer 13:14/ Deut 7:16/ 1 Sam 15:2,3/ 1 Sam 6:19

    God is kind, merciful, and good

    James 5:11/ Lam 3:33/ 1 Chron 16:34/ Ezek 18:32/ Ps 145:9/

    1 Tim 2:4/ 1 John 4:16/ Ps 25:8

    16. God's anger is fierce and endures long

    Num 32:13/ Num 25:4/ Jer 17:4

    God's anger is slow and endures but for a minute

    Ps 103:8/ Ps 30:5

    17. God commands, approves of, and delights in burnt offerings,

    sacrifices ,and holy days

    Ex 29:36/ Lev 23:27/ Ex 29:18/ Lev 1:9

    God disapproves of and has no pleasure in burnt offerings,

    sacrifices, and holy days.

    Jer 7:22/ Jer 6:20/ Ps 50:13,4/ Is 1:13,11,12

    18. God accepts human sacrifices

    2 Sam 21:8,9,14/ Gen 22:2/ Judg 11:30-32,34,38,39

    God forbids human sacrifice

    Deut 12:30,31

    19. God tempts men

    Gen 22:1/ 2 Sam 24:1/ Jer 20:7/ Matt 6:13

    God tempts no man

    James 1:13

    20. God cannot lie

    Heb 6:18

    God lies by proxy; he sends forth lying spirits t deceive

    2 Thes 2:11/ 1 Kings 22:23/ Ezek 14:9

    21. Because of man's wickedness God destroys him

    Gen 6:5,7

    Because of man's wickedness God will not destroy him

    Gen 8:21

    22. God's attributes are revealed in his works.

    Rom 1:20

    God's attributes cannot be discovered

    Job 11:7/ Is 40:28

    This, of course, is just the tip of the iceberg

  • 5 years ago

    Check out the rest of the story... Moses only saw the backside of God. (Exodus 33:20 But He said, "You cannot see My face; for no man shall see Me, and live." Exodus 33:21 And the LORD said, "Here is a place by Me, and you shall stand on the rock. Exodus 33:22 So it shall be, while My glory passes by, that I will put you in the cleft of the rock, and will cover you with My hand while I pass by. Exodus 33:23 Then I will take away My hand, and you shall see My back; but My face shall not be seen.) The bible is like a puzzle with many pieces that must be put together to make sense. There are some contradictions but most are due to improper translation from the original Hebrew or Greek texts. When a scripture is in question you must gather as much information about it from other scriptures else where in the bible to clarify the meaning of it. Contact me with any scripture that you think is out of sorts and I will be glad to provide you with some clarification. I use a bible software with seven translations and Strong's concordance with the original Hebrew and Greek words.

  • 1 decade ago

    The only flat-out inaccuracies or contradictions in the Bible are not God's words -- they are unbelieving men's (however, there are a very small number of "scribal errors," also).

    For example:

    John 7:52 They answered and said to him, “Are you also from Galilee? Search and look, for no prophet has arisen out of Galilee.”

    Here, the Pharisees "conveniently" overlooked the fact that the Messiah was to arise from there (Isaiah 9:1-2); the prophets Jonah and Nahum also came from Galilee.

    An example of a scribal (copyist) error may be found when one compares 2 Kings 24:8 with 2 Chron. 36:9.

  • 1 decade ago

    1 Peter 1:5 Ye who through faith are shielded by God's power until the coming of salvation that is ready to be revealed.

    Believing in God is good enough according to 1 Peter. However,

    James 5:23 Faith without works is dead.

    If we don't do things, we don't have faith, meaning we MUST do things and believing is not enough. One says God does everything, one says we have to do something. The Bible is over 2000 years old and went through many parts of a corrupted church. Just look at the over 500 examples the above answers have given. There's no way the Bible could be in a perfect form.

    I believe in God, that Christ died for us and think the Bible has good moral teachings, but I am very skeptical about it and don't hold it to the highest truths.

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  • Thom
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    No. There are a lot of atheists here that will tell you that they can, but it's so obvious they don't have the first clue about what the bible is really about. Interestingly enough, the only ones that have answered this question saying that they can are the ones that consistantly represent the height of ignorance of Chrisitianity.


    Thanks to the guy above me for illustrating my point. Just click on his profile and read his questions and answers concerning christianity.

  • ?
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Sure - I could give you a list of over 300 - but you'll just say that they are all taken out of context, or come up with some other excuse, such as them being written from two different perspectives....

    Lets just look at the story of Judas' death. Did he hang himself, or fall and "burst asunder?"

    Ive heard the excuse, and I dont buy it for a minute.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Trying to start an argument over scriptures?

  • 1 decade ago

    No, I can give you more then one but I can't advertise them on here. They are contradicting only apparently and they are too many to explain all here. But I assure you, it makes sense.

    On the other hand, nonbelievers would be glad to use them to prove Bible is fairy tale. Yet often (in court also) one can prove true to be false.

  • 1 decade ago

    By that do you mean contradictions in the Greek scriptures (NT)?

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No Mam, they cant. the sources of evilbible, etc. are so full of bull it is a shame that these poor blind fools don't check them out. But don't worry about it, they will realize eventually what a warped path they have followed.

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