The Bible contradicts itself many times over.
Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace are ye saved through faith . . . not of works.
James 2:24 Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.
Exodus 20:5 For I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation.
Ezekiel 18:20 The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father...
James 1:13 Let no man say . . . I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man.
Genesis 22:1 And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham.
Romans 15:33 Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen.
Exodus 15:3 The LORD is a man of war: the LORD is his name.
John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you.
Matthew 10:34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man's foes shall be they of his own household.
Matthew 5:22 Whosoever shall say Thou fool, shall be in danger of hellfire. (Words of Jesus.)
Matthew 23:17 Ye fools and blind. (Words of Jesus.)
John 1:18 No man hath seen God at any time.
Exodus 33:20 Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.
John 6:46 Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of God [Jesus], he hath seen the Father.
1 John 4:12 No man hath seen God at any time.
Genesis 32:30 For I have seen God face to face.
Exodus 33:11 And the Lord spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend.
Isaiah 6:1 In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.
Job 42:5 I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee.
Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.
Romans 3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.
Psalm 14:3 There is none that doeth good, no, not one.
Job 1:1 There was a man . . . who name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright.
Genesis 7:1 And the Lord said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.
Luke 1:6 And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.
1 Kings 4:26 And Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen.
2 Chronicles 9:25 And Solomon had four thousand stalls for horses and chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen; whom he bestowed in the chariot cities, and with the king at Jerusalem.
2 Kings 8:26 Two and twenty years old was Ahaziah when he began to reign.
2 Chronicles 22:2 Forty and two years old was Ahaziah when he began to reign.
2 Kings 2:11 And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.
John 3:13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.
Genesis 6:19 And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark.
Genesis 7:8-9 Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of fowls, and of every thing that creepeth upon the earth, There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah.
Genesis 7:2 Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female.
See Noah's Ark
2 Samuel 6:23 Therefore Michal the daughter of Saul had no child unto the day of her death.
2 Samuel 21:8 But the king took the two sons of Rizpah . . . and the five sons of Michal the daughter of Saul.
2 Samuel 24:13 So God came to David, and told him, and said unto him, Shall seven years of famine come unto thee in thy land? or wilt thou flee three months before thine enemies, while they pursue thee? or that there be three days' pestilence in thy land? now advise, and see what answer I shall return to him that sent me.
2 Chronicles 21:11-12 So God came to David, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Choose thee Either three years' famine; or three months to be destroyed before thy foes, while that the sword of thine enemies overtaketh thee; or else three days the sword of the LORD, even the pestilence, in the land, and the angel of the LORD destroying throughout all the coasts of Israel. Now therefore advise thyself what word I shall bring again to him that sent me.
Jeremiah 32:27 Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: is there anything too hard for me?
Matthew 19:26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
Judges 1:19 And the Lord was with Judah; and he drave out the inhabitants of the mountain; but could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley, because they had chariots of iron.
God is supposed to be omnipotent. Apologists say that Judges 1:19 refers to Judah, not God; it is Judah who could not drive out the chariots. However, the verse also says that God was with Judah. So therefore, Judah, with God's help, should have been able to drive out the chariots.
Matthew 1:16 And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus.
Luke 3:23 And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli.
Is Joseph's father named Jacob or Heli?
Matthew 20:29-34 And as they departed from Jericho, a great
multitude followed him. And, behold, two blind men sitting by the
way side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have
mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David. And the multitude rebuked
them, because they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying,
Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David. And Jesus stood still,
and called them, and said, What will ye that I shall do unto you? They
say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened. So Jesus had compassion
on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight,
and they followed him.
The account of this miracle in Matthew has Jesus
healing two blind men, while the account in Mark has Jesus healing only
John 10:30 I and my Father are one.
John 14:9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long
time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen
me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?
John 14:28 Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.
Luke 18:19 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God.
Mark 13:32 But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.
Jesus claims that he and God are the same being, but makes references that they are two separate entities.
Mark 15:21 A certain man from Cyrene, Simon, the father of Alexander and Rufus, was passing by on his way in from the country, and they forced him to carry the cross.
John 19:17 And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha:
In other translations of the Bible, John 19:17 says that Jesus had to carry his OWN cross.
© 1998 Derrick Miller
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