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Re: Misuse Of The Bible Verses by Marcoassensio: 9:45am On Jan 14
Examples of Old Testament Contradictions The contradictions start in the opening chapters of the Bible, where inconsistent creation stories are told. Genesis chapter 1 says the first man and woman were made at the same time, and after the animals. But Genesis chapter 2 gives a different order of creation: man, then the animals, and then woman. Genesis chapter 1 lists six days of creation, whereas chapter 2 refers to the “day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens.” Genesis 1:2-3 claims that God created light and divided it from darkness on the first day; but Genesis 1:14-19 tells us the sun, moon, and stars weren’t made until the fourth day. Chapter 1 reports that the fruit trees were created before the man, while chapter 2 indicates they were made after him. Genesis 1:20 says the fowl were created out of the waters; Genesis 2:19 alleges they were formed from the ground. Contradictions are also seen in the biblical story of a worldwide flood. According to Genesis 6:19-22, God ordered Noah to bring “of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort . . . into the ark.” Nevertheless, Genesis 7:2-3 relates that the Lord ordered Noah to take into the ark the clean beasts and the birds by sevens, and only the unclean beasts by twos. Genesis 8:4 reports that, as the waters of the flood receded, Noah’s ark rested on the mountains of Ararat in the seventh month. The very next verse, however, says the mountaintops could not be seen until the tenth month. Genesis 8:13 describes the earth as being dry on the first day of the first month. But Genesis 8:14 informs us the earth was not dry until the twenty-seventh day of the second month. The Old Testament contains an interesting contradiction in the story of the census taken by King David and the resulting punishment of the Israelites. God was so angered by the census that he sent a plague that killed 70,000 men. According to II Samuel 24:1, the Lord had caused David to take the census – which makes the punishment appear even more nonsensical. But an attempt was later made, at I Chronicles 21:1, to improve God’s image by claiming that Satan incited the census. Further, the Old Testament is contradictory as to whether the Lord commanded the Israelites to sacrifice animals to him. At Jeremiah 7:22, God denies he ever gave the Israelites commandments about animal sacrifices. In contrast, Exodus 29:38-42 and many other verses depict God as requiring the Israelites to offer animal sacrifices. Examples of New Testament Contradictions In the New Testament, there are contradictions between the genealogies of Jesus given in the first chapter of Matthew and the third chapter of Luke. Both genealogies begin with Jesus’ father, who is identified as Joseph (which is curious, given that Mary was supposedly impregnated by the Holy Ghost). But Matthew says Joseph’s father was Jacob, while Luke claims he was Heli. Matthew lists 26 generations between Jesus and King David, whereas Luke records 41. Matthew runs Jesus’ line of descent through David’s son Solomon, while Luke has it going through David’s son Nathan. The story of Jesus’ birth is also contradictory. Matthew 2:13-15 depicts Joseph and Mary as fleeing to Egypt with the baby Jesus immediately after the wise men from the east had brought gifts. But Luke 2:22-40 claims that after the birth of Jesus, his parents remained in Bethlehem for the time of Mary’s purification (which was 40 days, under the Mosaic law). Afterwards, they brought Jesus to Jerusalem “to present him to the Lord,” and then returned to their home in Nazareth. Luke mentions no journey into Egypt or visit by wise men from the east. Concerning the death of Judas, the disloyal disciple, Matthew 27:5 states he took the money he had received for betraying Jesus, threw it down in the temple, and “went and hanged himself.” To the contrary, Acts 1:18 claims Judas used the money to purchase a field and “falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out.” In describing Jesus being led to his execution, John 19:17 recounts that he carried his own cross. But Mark 15:21-23 disagrees by saying a man called Simon carried the cross. As for the crucifixion, Matthew 27:44 tells us Jesus was taunted by both criminals who were being crucified with him. But Luke 23:39-43 relates that only one of the criminals taunted Jesus, the other criminal rebuked the one who was doing the taunting, and Jesus told the criminal who was defending him, “Today shalt thou be with me in paradise.” Regarding the last words of Jesus while on the cross, Matthew 27:46 and Mark 15:34 quote Jesus as crying with a loud voice, “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” Luke 23:46 gives his final words as, “Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit.” John 19:30 alleges the last words were, “It is finished.” There are even contradictions in the accounts of the resurrection – the supposed event that is the very foundation of the Christian religion. Mark 16:2 states that on the day of the resurrection, certain women arrived at the tomb at the rising of the sun. But John 20:1 informs us they arrived when it was yet dark. Luke 24:2 describes the tomb as open when the women arrived, whereas Matthew 28:1-2 indicates it was closed. Mark 16:5 declares that the women saw a young man at the tomb, Luke 24:4 says they saw two men, Matthew 28:2 reports they saw an angel, and John 20:11-12 claims they saw two angels. Also in the resurrection stories, there are contradictions as to the identity of the women who came to the tomb,[7] whether the men or angels the women saw were inside or outside the tomb,[8] whether the men or angels were standing or sitting,[9] and whether Mary Magdalene recognized the risen Jesus when he first appeared to her.[10] As a final example of a New Testament contradiction, the conflicting accounts of Paul’s conversion can be cited. Acts 9:7 states that when Jesus called Paul to preach the gospel, the men who were with Paul heard a voice but saw no man. According to Acts 22:9, however, the men saw a light but didn’t hear the voice speaking to Paul. The foregoing examples are just a few of the hundreds of contradictions contained in the Old and New Testaments. Each contradiction is an instance where at least one of the verses is wrong. Thus, hundreds of contradictions mean there are at least hundreds of incorrect statements in the Bible.
Re: Misuse Of The Bible Verses by Mekanus(m): 9:57am On Jan 14
profolaolu:
See frustration and depression, people are just going about to blame their despicable life on.
Hahahaha one thing I have observed from you deluded naija Christians is that you think that anybody that doesn't subscribe to the bullsh*t fairy tales in your useless bible is frustrated. Emancipate yourself from mental slavery.
Re: Misuse Of The Bible Verses by Waynbella(m): 10:47am On Jan 14
I believe in Jesus, no any terrorising question that can change that. My spirit agrees with his teaching and I believe he is the only way to eternal life. I have no time for arguments!
Re: Misuse Of The Bible Verses by Valjinn: 12:12pm On Jan 14
Just observing
Re: Misuse Of The Bible Verses by SpyAC(m): 12:19pm On Jan 14
Mekanus:
The bible is the most useless book ever written.
may good God hv mercy on u nd ur generations
Re: Misuse Of The Bible Verses by Mekanus(m): 12:26pm On Jan 14
SpyAC:
may good God hv mercy on u nd ur generations
If your God actually has any atom of mercy, there are people that need it seriously (like those in the hospital, those being massacred by boko haram and Fulani herdsmen). I don't need your God's mercy.
Re: Misuse Of The Bible Verses by SpyAC(m): 12:29pm On Jan 14
Mekanus:
If your God actually has any atom of mercy, there are people that need it seriously (like those in the hospital, those being massacred by boko haram and Fulani herdsmen). I don't need your God's mercy.
all u need is jsk ask him for wisdom nd understanding bcs, u re lacking. It man
Re: Misuse Of The Bible Verses by coputa(m): 1:16pm On Jan 14
Jesse01:
have u seen dat ur God,be4 so how did u know dat he is good?
God is a spirit,you cannot see him physically as you see your gods.
Re: Misuse Of The Bible Verses by Jesse01(m): 1:22pm On Jan 14
coputa:
God is a spirit,you cannot see him physically as you see your gods.
so how did u know dat he is good since u can't see him?

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Re: Misuse Of The Bible Verses by coputa(m): 1:23pm On Jan 14
Mekanus:
Yes, 101% more useful than the horseshit called bible.
If the bible is useless as you claim,what book or standard do you use to regulate your life.
Re: Misuse Of The Bible Verses by coputa(m): 1:26pm On Jan 14
Jesse01:
so how did u know dat he is good since u can't see him?
you don't see the wind but you can feel it,you cannot see the sound but you can hear it.
You can feel and hear him.
Re: Misuse Of The Bible Verses by coputa(m): 1:28pm On Jan 14
Mekanus:
If your God actually has any atom of mercy, there are people that need it seriously (like those in the hospital, those being massacred by boko haram and Fulani herdsmen). I don't need your God's mercy.
Your IQ is very low,arguing with you is a waste of time.
Re: Misuse Of The Bible Verses by Jesse01(m): 2:06pm On Jan 14
coputa:
you don't see the wind but you can feel it,you cannot see the sound but you can hear it.
You can feel and hear him.
am not talking about d wind here, am talking about how is ur God good, wat prove do u have dat he's good?

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Re: Misuse Of The Bible Verses by coputa(m): 2:22pm On Jan 14
Jesse01:
am not talking about d wind here, am talking about how is ur God good, wat prove do u have dat he's good?
God is good because you are alive,despite your recalcitrant and sinful nature.
God is good because you do not pay for the oxygen you breathe in.
God is good because you're still alive despite the fact that so many people want you dead,including your government.
God is good because he is giving you time to repent despite your foolish acts and rebellious spirit.
Your gods won't give you this opportunity.neither do your radioDJ,daddyfreezer
Re: Misuse Of The Bible Verses by Mekanus(m): 3:01pm On Jan 14
coputa:
If the bible is useless as you claim,what book or standard do you use to regulate your life.
We have laws governing our society which is not founded on religion. Religion does not confer morality. If I should place the bible as the standard for regulating my life, I would have been a murderer by now because the bible is full of evils.
Re: Misuse Of The Bible Verses by Mekanus(m): 3:03pm On Jan 14
coputa:
Your IQ is very low,arguing with you is a waste of time.
See who's talking about IQ, a deluded religitard like you.
Re: Misuse Of The Bible Verses by coputa(m): 3:11pm On Jan 14
Mekanus:
We have laws governing our society which is not founded on religion. Religion does not confer morality. If I should place the bible as the standard for regulating my life, I would have been a murderer by now because the bible is full of evils.
Your answer is vague,what are the laws governing the society,who made the laws,where are they kept,The laws that you professed to follow are those that are written by imperfect human like you and has kept you in perpetual slavery.
Re: Misuse Of The Bible Verses by Mekanus(m): 3:20pm On Jan 14
coputa:
Your answer is vague,what are the laws governing the society,who made the laws,where are they kept,The laws that you professed to follow are those that are written by imperfect human like you and has kept you in perpetual slavery.
And how has the biblical laws helped our society, using Nigeria as a case study? You think our owns laws are written by imperfect human, so who do you think wrote the bible? It is the bible that keeps you in perpetual slavery. When you believe unrealistic stories told hundreds of years ago which we all know does not mesh with what we know about reality, is that not mental slavery and chronic delusion?
Re: Misuse Of The Bible Verses by coputa(m): 3:48pm On Jan 14
Mekanus:
And how has the biblical laws helped our society, using Nigeria as a case study? You think our owns laws are written by imperfect human, so who do you think wrote the bible? It is the bible that keeps you in perpetual slavery. When you believe unrealistic stories told hundreds of years ago which we all know does not mesh with what we know about reality, is that not mental slavery and chronic delusion?
Without the word of God man is a devil,it's the word and the fear of God that makes man to co habits as civilized.look at other religion like Islam that does not believe in the sanctity of the human life,you will understand what I am saying
Re: Misuse Of The Bible Verses by Mekanus(m): 4:09pm On Jan 14
coputa:
Without the word of God man is a devil,it's the word and the fear of God that makes man to co habits as civilized.look at other religion like Islam that does not believe in the sanctity of the human life,you will understand what I am saying
Bro, just use Nigeria as a case study. Does Nigeria depict that word of God make us cohabit with each other? And stop hinging it on Islam alone, Christianity is equally guilty of the evils in our society today.
Re: Misuse Of The Bible Verses by Greatzeus(m): 9:24pm On Jan 14
OJtOp2:
The Bible is the most important book ever written. The one true God chose to reveal Himself to us through the written word. Amazing and humbling!
Yet sometimes we get it wrong. We misunderstand or misapply the truth God has given us. Although there are countless causes, through my experience I’ve seen two primary problems crop up again and again.

Perspective - Too often we read God’s Word with our own purposes and goals in mind. But the Bible is all about God. When we read it with His eternal purposes in mind, we will better grasp the truth of His Word.

Context – The Bible may have unlimited applications, but its meaning never changes. It means the same today as it did when it was written. To understand the original meaning, we must pull back and understand the context – of the passage, of the chapter, of the book.

Here are 10 verses that are often misunderstood due to perspective, context, or both

1. 1 Corinthians 10:13
“No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.”
Many Christians claim this verse as a “promise” that God will never allow them to experience more difficulties than “they can handle.” Yet, the larger passage (1 Corinthians 10:1-13) deals with temptation and our ability to withstand it. God promises He will always provide a way for us to say “no” to temptation. In fact, Paul learned by experience that God will allow us to face circumstances “beyond our ability to endure” so that we will learn to rely on Him (see 2 Corinthians 1:8-11).

2. Proverbs 22:6
“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.”
Misunderstanding Proverbs 22:6 as a promise has led to grief for many parents. The book of Proverbs is wisdom literature, which offers general principles for successful living. A proverb is not a promise. Instead, let us use it as a tool for wise parenting and decision-making, and entrust our children to our faithful God!

3. Matthew 7:1
“Do not judge, or you too will be judged.”
Is all “judging” wrong? Jesus did condemn a harsh, critical “judging” motivated by a self-righteous, hypocritical attitude. But in the whole of Scripture, God clearly commands Christians to lovingly point out sin and exhort each other to holiness. It is not our place to determine their motives, but it is our responsibility to gently identify behavior God has already judged to be “sin.” The goal is to reconcile that person with God and others and to keep the sin from spreading (Matthew 18:15-17, 1 Corinthians 5:5-7, Hebrews 12:15, James 5:19-20).

4. Psalm 37:4
“Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”
If I find joy in God, will He fill my life with all the things I value and enjoy? Wait – remember context and focus. In this psalm, David contemplated the age-old question of why evil people seem to prosper while the righteous often struggle. David wrote to encourage his readers – and us – to widen our perspective, to live in light of eternity and to set our hope in God’s everlasting purposes. When we commit ourselves (delight) to God’s capable hands, our desire for the righteous to prevail will be realized in His timing.

5. James 1:2-3
“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.”
We would think that James meant we could find joy in Christ in spite of our trials. That makes more sense! Yet, James really did say – and mean – because of our trials. While God cares very much about our physical circumstances, James knew He uses trials to refine our faith and make us more like Jesus. That is something to rejoice about!

6. Matthew 18:20
“For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”
Considering just this verse, we might believe that Jesus is with us only when we are with other believers. But the context of the larger passage is church discipline. When another believer sins, if he will not listen to one, two or three fellow believers should bring the matter to the church (Matthew 18:15-20).

7. Romans 8:28
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
Does God control all the circumstances of our lives to make things turn out great for us? Let’s take a step back to grasp the glorious truth of Romans 8:28. First, this promise is not for all people, just Christians who love and follow Jesus. Second, in the larger context, (Romans 8:18-39), Paul reminds us that although we must temporarily endure earthly suffering, God works through it to continuously work out His greater, eternal plan for us (Romans 8:28-30). The “good” God is working towards is not temporary, earthly “success,” but the eternal purpose of us being “conformed to the likeness” of Jesus (Romans 8:29).

8. Habakkuk 1:5
“Look at the nations and watch - and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told.”
If we read this verse by itself, we might believe God is going to do something wonderful and glorious before our eyes. Well, He definitely did, but probably not what you’d expect. God sent the prophet Habakkuk to pronounce judgment on Judah for turning away from God. The amazing thing God planned was to send the brutal nation of Babylon to conquer His people and carry them into captivity. This verse should stand as a strong reminder that God does discipline His children.

9. Jeremiah 29:11
“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’”
This verse is definitely a promise. But it’s a promise for a particular people in a particular time. Through the prophet Jeremiah, God promised that after Judah’s pre-determined exile in Babylon, He would bring them back to the Promised Land. We often misappropriate promises. And while God does make a lot of promises to all believers, this particular promise isn’t one of them.

10. Philippians 4:13
“I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”
Philippians 4:13 is probably the most misused verse in the Bible. We pull it out of the surrounding passage and hold it out as God’s obligation to empower our plans and dreams. Yet, Paul was writing about being content no matter his earthly circumstances. He could endure any difficulty or physical need through the strengthening power of Christ. Oh yes, Philippians 4:13 is a great promise indeed! Jesus will give us the strength we need to endure desperate need. His empowering presence will be with us through every difficult circumstance.
I had to say something,cos it's not every Sunday,not even every month you come across a post as this one. Completely devoid of denominational interpretation and doctrinal bias. This is sound doctrine.
Enough of my church,our doctrine,my pastor etc let us write on things that will edify all Christians, regardless of their denomination,not things that are irrelevant to the true purpose of God,which only causes division.
Eg Enough of all these trousers,make up,sabath,tithe argument. Give us knowledge of God's word that will help us grow like Giants.
Thanks Op

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