Critics say Jesus’ earthly life was filled with contradictions which provide reasonable cause to doubt the validity of what he did, taught and stood for. They also point to these inconsistencies as proof the Bible is not the unerring word of God.
VIDEO: Moments that Matter – Contradictions (Part IV): Why So Many Contradictions Surrounding Jesus’ Resurrection?
The four Gospels report several details of Jesus’ resurrection differently, but we believe inconsistencies actually lend to credibility. Watch this short vlog then listen to the full podcast of the same name for more details.
Probably the most important event in all of biblical history is the resurrection of Jesus after his crucifixion. Then why does there seem to be so many discrepancies in the gospel record?
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.
There are several Scriptures that seem to expose contradictions about God. These involve His actions, flaws in His character and general confusion about what He wants from us.
This is Part 2 in a series where we exhaustively address supposed contradictions in the Bible.
There are many biblical accounts that could easily leave you scratching your head and wondering “why would God do that?’ As a result many assert that God is basically a monster. In a recent podcast, we dealt with one example: God telling Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac. What kind of God would require such a thing? Watch this short vlog then listen to the full podcast of the same name for more details.
We all know that David killed Goliath, right? Did you know that there is another text that says someone else killed him? Now what? Do we just say that other scripture is wrong? Watch this short vlog then listen to the full podcast of the same name for more details.
Is the Bible contradictory or can each and every contradiction be explained?
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?