Many alleged bible contradictions can be dealt with as being scribal errors, especially when concerning numbers in the books of samuel, kings, and chronicles for example, 2samuel 8:4 states that david took 700 horsemen while 1chronicles 18:4 states he took 7,000. Question: does the bible contain errors, contradictions, or discrepancies answer: if we read the bible at face value, without a preconceived bias for finding errors, we will find it to be a coherent, consistent, and relatively easy-to-understand book yes, there are difficult passages yes, there are verses that appear to contradict each other. Biblical contradictions are internal errors (something that contradicts the bible's own message) as opposed to external errors (something that the bible gets wrong about the external world) biblical contradictions are often called biblical difficulties by apologists.
Contradictions & fallacies in the holy bible: a primer for literal believers in creationism during a long debate with a creationist and literal defender of genesis, i was asked to consider several biblical miracles, especially the departures of enoch and elijah elijah ascended into heaven in a flaming chariot. The bible is often described as a book that includes many ideas that are scientifically inaccurate the truth is that what many christians (and non-christians) have misinterpreted the bible in such a way as to make it seem to be at odds with the reality of our world for example, the roman catholic church promoted geocentrism (the idea that the earth is the center of the universe) for many years. This book is r a torrey's classic look at some of the best known bible difficulties torrey does not attempt to take up in detail every conceivable difficulty that could be found in the bible it would take many volumes to do that rather, he simply takes up those objections, two dozen in all, of.
Bible difficulties, or apparent bible contradictions, exist the opponents of christianity often use them in their attempts to discredit christianity sometimes these attacks undermine the faith of christians who either don't understand the issues or don't have the resources to deal with them. Gether of all the contradictions which, he maintained, he had found in the scriptures (1949, p 208) arguments concerning alleged contradictions in the bible were advanced in the past history of the. Alleged discrepancies in the bible posted on 05/22/2010 by mike scott q if the bible is inspired word for word, as you assert, how do you explain errors and contradictions found in the bible in one place the bible says “no man shall see me and live” and yet jacob said that he saw the face of god esv study bible logos research.
The bible today is the same as what was originally written some people have the idea that the bible has been translated so many times that it has become corrupted through stages of translating. This is a bible study series focused on disproving a list of supposed “contradictions” in the bible please refer to the first entry for an explanation of the series and to the “about the couple” tab for a list of regular sources. Carefully compare my reasoning and his reply, since many times he only responds to the short abstract given on this page, without paying any attention to the detailed discussion of each of these contradictions, found when one follows the given links.
The case for faith: coping with contradictions editor’s note: in this excerpt of the case for faith, lee strobel is having a theological debate with norman geisler, president of southern evangelical seminary in charlotte, north carolinawhat a fantastic discussion to share with a friend who is seeking to know the truth today. The bible foretold that the resurrection to heaven would take place during christ’s presence, which began in 1914 ( 1 corinthians 15:21- 23 ) the resurrection to life on earth will occur during the thousand year reign of jesus christ, when the earth will be transformed into a paradise. In dealing with so-called “contradictions” in the bible, let these principles carefully be remembered no contradiction exists between verses that refer to different persons or things no contradiction exists between passages that involve different time elements.
A lot of people think that the bible has contradictions in it and, therefore, it cannot be trusted but, that is not the case instead, the bible is a single, coherent work that has been inspired by god in all of its 66 books though it is ancient, it is not outdated though it was written on three. The bible is a tough book to read sure, there are some fascinating stories and beautiful poetry to admire, but much of the bible consists of ancient legal codes, histories of obscure kings, and strange prophecies about god’s judgment yet christians believe there’s something special about this book they believe that god reveals himself through its stories and teachings. Critics of the bible have raised a variety of questions about apparent contradictions and errors in the bible, ethical issues (slavery, the destruction of the canaanites, etc.
Secularists often accuse the bible of being full of contradictions however, when the supposed contradictions are carefully examined, the conflict dissolves contradictions in the bible jan 1, could the loving god of the new testament order the complete destruction of the inhabitants of jericho found in the old testament recommended. With respect for the important contributions of the bible in history, literature, and its ethical and cultural influences, this essay debunks the christian myth of bible inerrancy / infallibility, and demonstrates that it is a work of fallible humans, not of divine creation, citing extensive specific examples of contradictions, factual errors. Inconsistencies and contradictions in the bible compiled by donald morgan you can dismiss the support request pop up for 4 weeks (28 days) if you want to be reminded again or you can dismiss until our next donations drive (typically at the beginning of october.