In a recent podcast we examined several areas critics claim the Bible sends mixed messages about God. One is the general accusation that God is a God of confusion. God should just reveal Himself and make everyone happy! That’s a nice storybook-like approach but it has no basis in reality. God is a God of plans and purposes that are far too complex be known by everyone. Watch this short vlog then listen to the full podcast of the same name for more details.
Listen in as Christian Questions Host, Rick, and CQ Contributor, Julie, discuss two questions related to our recent podcasts on Bible contradictions and demonstrate a methodology that can be used to understand how to see how the scriptures compliment instead of contradict each other. Our conversation included: (2:40) Why wouldn't a book from God be flawless and therefore totally reliable? (6:10) Possible reasons for discrepancies between seemingly "contradictory" Scriptures. (11:33) The Bible is full of human sacrifices and killing. How can that be acceptable?
It’s so easy to confuse hopes and wishes. We want things to change, we want to win the lottery, we want to be in better shape. Are these hopes? Until we do something significant to actually alter circumstances, we’re wasting brain power on useless wishes. "Watch this short vlog then listen to the full podcast of the same name for more details."
As believers, we know the Bible is true and harmonious, but sometimes that means we need to harmonize scriptures that seem to contradict one another. For example, the Scriptures tell us that the earth will both live forever AND be destroyed - how does that work? How can we apply a particular study technique to help us out?
Doubt primarily comes to us two ways: intellectual and emotional. What's the difference and how do they work together? We all wonder, and at times we all second guess. So, what of it? Is there a way to look at our questions and insecurities in a different light? How do you overcome your doubts and strengthen your faith? For more scriptures and advice listen to our full podcast of the same name.
The Bible is difficult to understand because it was purposely written to be difficult to understand. Why would God set up a plan where everyone does NOT get a fair chance to come to an understanding of the Bible in our present environment? What good could possibly come from such a strategy?
Why is it so hard to understand the Bible? Couldn't God have made it more clear? Doesn't that put billions of people at a disadvantage for eternity?