Article: Are There Contradictions in the Bible?

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  • ttdtt

    When online looking at the recent WT there was a link to this..

    Here are the "big" ones they disproved - though not really:)

    If God rested on the seventh day, how has he continued working?
    Where did Jesus heal the blind man?
    Will the earth be destroyed?
    In Capernaum, who brought the centurion’s request to Jesus?
    Do we all sin?
    Is Jesus equal to God or lesser than God?

    I think they left a few out:)

  • Saename

    Are you sure...? It seems like they covered everything.

    Oh, wait...

    Image result for surprised meme

  • scratchme1010

    A millenniums old book in inaccurate languages, written when mankind was the most naive about its surroundings, written by different people in different periods in different languages, and written in parables, visions and dreams. Sure, I can see how its content will be so accurate (I'm being sarcastic just in case).

  • OnTheWayOut

    Are There Contradictions in the Bible?

  • jwleaks

    You cannot even get to the end of the first page of the Bible without glaring contradictions which completely disprove that God is the author of the Bible. These contradictions can be established as fact today by our understanding of science and nature.

    Genesis 1:14-19 clearly states that God made the stars, the sun and the moon on the fourth day.

    Genesis 1:9-13 clearly states that God brought forth vegetation and trees on the third day.

    Genesis 1:3-5 alludes to God creating light and darkness on the first day but this does does not refer to the stars nor the sun or the moon as these are clearly referred to on the fourth day.

    Therefore vegetation and trees existed on Earth before both the sun and moon were created which is not possible.


    1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.+

    2 Now the earth was formless and desolate,* and there was darkness upon the surface of the watery deep,*+ and God’s active force*+ was moving about over the surface of the waters.+

    3 And God said: “Let there be light.” Then there was light.+ 4 After that God saw that the light was good, and God began to divide the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light Day, but the darkness he called Night.+ And there was evening and there was morning, a first day.

    6 Then God said: “Let there be an expanse+ between the waters, and let there be a division between the waters and the waters.”+ 7 Then God went on to make the expanse and divided the waters beneath the expanse from the waters above the expanse.+ And it was so. 8 God called the expanse Heaven.*And there was evening and there was morning, a second day.

    9 Then God said: “Let the waters under the heavens be collected together into one place, and let the dry land appear.”+ And it was so. 10 God called the dry land Earth,+ but the collecting of the waters, he called Seas.+ And God saw that it was good.+ 11 Then God said: “Let the earth cause grass to sprout, seed-bearing plants and fruit trees according to their kinds, yielding fruit along with seed on the earth.” And it was so. 12 And the earth began to produce grass, seed-bearing plants+ and trees yielding fruit along with seed, according to their kinds. Then God saw that it was good. 13 And there was evening and there was morning, a third day.

    14 Then God said: “Let there be luminaries*+ in the expanse of the heavens to make a division between the day and the night,+ and they will serve as signs for seasons and for days and years.+ 15 They will serve as luminaries in the expanse of the heavens to shine upon the earth.” And it was so. 16 And God went on to make the two great luminaries, the greater luminary for dominating the day+ and the lesser luminary for dominating the night, and also the stars.+17 Thus God put them in the expanse of the heavens to shine upon the earth18 and to dominate by day and by night and to make a division between the light and the darkness.+ Then God saw that it was good. 19 And there was evening and there was morning, a fourth day.

  • Village Idiot
    Village Idiot

    OLD TESTAMENT (Jewish Bible)

    1. Will the real Ten Commandments please stand up? Two different versions of the Ten Commandments that contradict each other: Exodus 20:1-17 compare to Exodus 34:1-27.

    2. How the former slaves of Israel treated their own slaves:

    Ø Non-Israelites could be taken as slaves for life and their children passed off as an inheritance: Leviticus 25:44-46 compare to Leviticus 19:33-34 where it says the exact opposite.

    Ø A Hebrew slave was obligated for only six years of slavery but had to leave behind the wife his master gave him along with his children: Exodus 21:2-6.

    Ø A master was allowed to savagely beat his slave so long as he or she did not die within a day or two: Exodus 21:20-21 compare to Exodus 2:11-12.

    Ø If a slave had an eye blinded by his master he was to be set free but his master was not blinded in punishment according to the rule of an ‘eye for an eye’ that applied to other people guilty of the same crime: Exodus 21:26-27 compare to Leviticus 24:19-21.

    3. Exterminate thy neighbors:

    Ø All of them some of the time: Deuteronomy 3:1-6.

    Ø Men only at other times. Women and children are plunder: Deuteronomy 20:10-18.

    Ø Everyone except virgin girls when the mood strikes: Numbers 31:17-18.

    Ø Take captive brides after killing their mother and father: Deuteronomy 21:10-14.

    4. How the Israelites treated their ladies:

    Ø If a single woman was raped, her rapist was punished by being forced to marry her, never divorce her and paying a fine to her father: Deuteronomy 22:28-29.

    Ø Women got their hands cut off for defending their husbands if they yanked his attacker's testicles: Deuteronomy 25:11-12.

    Ø If an engaged or married woman was raped she was to be executed if she failed to scream: Deuteronomy 22:23-24.

    Ø A woman had to prove her virginity or be stoned to death: Deuteronomy. 22:13-21.

    Ø A man could sell his daughter into permanent slavery: Exodus 21:7-11.

    5. God had someone killed for gathering firewood on a Saturday: Numbers 15:32-36.

    6. God cannot see well: Genesis 18:20-21; Deuteronomy 23:12-14.

    7. God has a lot of trouble counting:

    Ø King David kills 700 charioteers and 40,000 horsemen or is it 7,000 charioteers and 40,000 foot soldiers? 2 Samuel 10:18 compare to 1 Chronicles 19:18.

    Ø King David kills 18,000 Edomites, or is it 12,000? 1 Chronicles 18:12 compare to Psalms 60 chapter title.

    Ø King Solomon’s slave supervisors numbered 550 or 250? 1 Kings 9:20-23 compare to 2 Chronicles 8:7-10.

    Ø A talent for exaggeration (Hint: A talent equals 75 lbs): 1 Chronicles 22:14.

    8. God Unmighty! God miraculously saved the Israelites from Pharaoh’s chariots Exodus 14:23-25 but later he could not handle another nation’s chariots Judges 1:19.

    NEW TESTAMENT (Christian Bible)

    1. Jesus miraculously heals muteness, blindness and curved spines by exorcising demons.

    Ø He makes blind and mute people see and talk by exorcising demons that possessed them: Matthew 12:22 and Luke 11:14.

    Ø Jesus casts out demons that were responsible for a woman being a hunchback: Luke 13:10-13, 16.

    2. Jesus curses a fig tree for not having fruit out of season: Mark 11:12-21; Matthew 21:18-20.

    3. Jesus curses entire towns for not being impressed by his miracles but later asks God to forgive his murderers: Matthew 11:20-24 compare to Luke 23:34.

    4. John the Baptist recognizes Jesus then later forgets who he is: John 1:29-34 compared to Matthew 11:2-3.

    5. False prophesies of Jesus and his followers:

    Ø The Messiah (“Son of Man”) will come before his disciples finish preaching in Israel. Matthew 10:21-23.

    Ø Jesus will be back before some disciples die but later claims he said something else. Matthew 16:28 compare to John 21:21-23.

    6. The crucifixion. Two tales of two thieves: Matthew 27:38-44 and Mark 15:27-32 compared to Luke 23:39-43.

    7. Jesus blesses the “peacemakers” but later says that he came not to bring peace to the earth but “a sword” by dividing families: Matthew 5:9 compare to Matthew 10:34.

    8. Christian view on women:

    Ø Women should shut up in church: 1 Corinthians 14:34-35.

    Ø Women should wear a head covering on their heads in church: 1 Corinthians 11:3-6.

    Ø Women should not teach men: 1 Timothy 2:11-15.

    9. Christian view on slavery: 1 Peter 2:18-20.

    10. Disappearing verses: John 7:53-8:11.

    11. Multiple endings for Jesus’ departure: Mark 16:9-19.

  • Vidiot

    Didn't you guys know?

    All those "discoveries" that science and history have made that "disprove the Bible" are actually hoaxes and lies.


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