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?
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?
A few weeks ago we began a discussion on the keys to understanding the Bible as the word of God and therefore to being able to understand the mind of God. Is it really possible to know what God is thinking and what He is planning for the entire race of mankind? Well, we believe it is not only possible but attainable as well! Come on! Let’s continue the discovery process of Bible study…
God is Almighty. He is all knowing and all seeing. We believe He is the very embodiment of wisdom, justice, love and power. As our Creator, we believe He has a plan - a detailed plan - that He will see accomplished for the good of all mankind. How do we think we know these things? The Bible. We believe that His Plan and its details are revealed in the Bible. Now, depending upon our brand of Christianity, we will come up with several contradictory interpretations of that plan unless we are willing to subject our understanding to a rigorous series of tests that will point us to Truth and not tradition. There are five rigorous tests, five ways of finding the mind of God in Scripture! Are you ready?