Is the Bible Full of Contradictions?

Is the Bible Full of Contradictions?

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This talk was presented at Cedarview Community Church in Newmarket, ON.

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20 thoughts on “Is the Bible Full of Contradictions?

  1. whoised

    Tim Barnett's video that was in response to this video has been debunked completely here: https://youtu.be/PmR50ZSqqkA

    December 12, 2021 at 4:06 am Reply
  2. Dapford von Dappington

    I find it intriguing that a book that is claimed to be ultimately authored by God to spread His word requires countless other books, articles, videos and, other media by apologists to make it convincing.
    Why isn't a book ultimately authored by a supreme being self-evident and sufficient?

    December 12, 2021 at 4:06 am Reply
  3. Yvan Nadeau

    If theses contradictions need to be explained is proof that they are there….

    December 12, 2021 at 4:06 am Reply
  4. Dylan Biggs

    Atheists in this comment section make me chuckle..

    December 12, 2021 at 4:06 am Reply
  5. SgtKOnyx

    I wouldn't say that we know "The other Mary" is not the mother of James also.

    December 12, 2021 at 4:06 am Reply
  6. tod beard

    It's really not that hard to point out clear contradictions in scripture. I'll give you a couple. Matthew and Luke have two different Jesus infancy narratives.

    This host has to go to a lot of trouble to create scenarios to make Jesus genealogy to to try and line up right from different scriptures and they're not confirmed accurate.

    In Luke 2:1-40, the holy family travels from Nazareth to Bethlehem for a census, Jesus is born, they perform the Rites of Purification, and 32 days later they return to Nazareth.
    In Matthew 2:1-30, the family is already in Bethlehem, Jesus is born, then Joseph takes the family and they flee to Egypt to escape Herod's killing of all the newborns. The family doesn't return to Nazareth until after the death of Herod.

    Now would someone like to tap dance better than Fred Astaire and explain how these are the same stories?
    In Mark, both thieves crucified next to Jesus mock him. In Luke, one thief mocks him and the other comes to Jesus' defense.

    What I don't understand is how anyone would think the bible was inerrant if they knew we had no original manuscripts? One would think if God inspired scripture, he would've inspired his people to preserve the originals.

    94% of the 5500 surviving manuscripts of the New Testament are dated from the 9th century and later. According to Bart Ehrman, one of the world's top New Testament scholars who is much more knowledgeable than the goofball hosting this video, who also learned to read and write Greek so he could study the surviving manuscripts in their original language, there are more differences in the surviving manuscripts than there are words in the New Testament.

    The only actual historical figure documented by historians in the bible is Cyrus the Great, the king of Persia who in 2 Chronicles 36:23 has been instructed by God to give the okay to build the Temple in Jerusalem . The best kept secret is Cyrus the Great's God was not Yahweh, God of the Jews, but Ahura Mazda, the Zoroastrian God. Christianity and Judaism were both influenced greatly from the Persian religion, the first monotheistic religion – the Zoroastrian religion developed by Zarathustra.

    Polytheism was the common practice of the people of Israel before the Babylonian exile. They adopted names of their gods such as El and Yahweh from the earlier Canaanite religion. The Canaanites were the original inhabitants of Israel . Proto Israelites came from elsewhere.
    Cyrus the Great freed the Jews from Babylon and is the only gentile the Jews considered to be a Messiah. His religion of Zoroastrianism had such an influence on the Jews, they turned to monotheism after they came back from Babylon.

    December 12, 2021 at 4:06 am Reply
  7. sids500

    yes

    December 12, 2021 at 4:06 am Reply
  8. Adolfo Martinez

    this guy is an idiot

    December 12, 2021 at 4:06 am Reply
  9. Algernon Grimm

    Made up nonsense. made up words for "effect" and a false sense of intelligence while defending ancient texts….yep, wouldn't expect anything less

    December 12, 2021 at 4:06 am Reply
  10. Des Gardius 2012

    Answer: Yes!

    Titus 1:2 "In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began…"

    Ezekiel 14:9 "And if the prophet be deceived when he hath spoken a thing, I the LORD have deceived that prophet, and I will stretch out my hand upon him, and will destroy him from the midst of my people Israel."

    And no, Christians. It does NOT say "allowed them to be deceived" in Ezekiel. It explicitly says that the God did it.

    December 12, 2021 at 4:06 am Reply
  11. Anubis Culture

    micah 7:18 and jeremiah 17:4. one says angry forever and the other not angry forever.

    December 12, 2021 at 4:06 am Reply
  12. Th1nk3r

    We actually don't have to debate anything, Jesus gave us promises that allow us to prove whether this all is true or not: Jesus said, "For truly I tell you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you." (Matthew 21:21-22)
    You can prove this to yourself by telling Mount Everest to move from Nepal to Florida.

    Jesus said,, “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you." (Luke 17:6) You can prove whether this works by telling a local mulberry tree to be uprooted and planted in the sea and observe what happens.

    Jesus said, "And these signs will accompany those who believe…when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all" (Mark 16:17-18)
    Go ahead and drink some deadly poison and see whether or not it hurts you.

    Jesus said,, "And I will do whatever you ask in My name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it." (John 14:13-14)
    Try praying to Jesus and asking that a deserving Christian amputee grows his missing arm or leg back and observe what happens.

    December 12, 2021 at 4:06 am Reply
  13. Moritz A.

    Great presentation. Thanks, STR!

    December 12, 2021 at 4:06 am Reply
  14. filip s

    Bart and pride OR pride and Bart. What is it? They are not the same. Both can't be true!..

    December 12, 2021 at 4:06 am Reply
  15. devimon

    audio is too low.
    too long. too short of time today.
    did this guy explain the extinction of talking snake?

    December 12, 2021 at 4:06 am Reply
  16. Rick Kasten

    Accuracy is precise is a false expectation? I guess water being wet is also a false expectation.

    December 12, 2021 at 4:06 am Reply
  17. Howie47

    Not as much as the shit most people are full of.

    December 12, 2021 at 4:06 am Reply
  18. Art7

    Wow, very good video for those either struggling with this issue or those who are claiming the Bible can't be trusted due to "contradictions." God has proven Himself to me time & time again & I have no doubt that He exists, so I have faith every so called "contradiction" has an answer to it. God bless!

    December 12, 2021 at 4:06 am Reply
  19. Salt&Light

    the so called "contradictions" only makes the bible more fun to read, but i think a lot of people reads it wrong. its like reading a math book and you read "5+5+5=15" and then you read "5×3=15" and you goes bananas and ask "which one is right?" or if two painters are painting the same picture using a fruit plate as a model, you see the results and ask "which one of you are lying to me? i can clearly see different details in your paintings, one of you has more grapes then the other. and the apple on this picture looks much better then the other picture, and i can see the sun in the window much better in this picture then the other. one of you are not right". if i tell my life story to two persons who writes it down, and i tell them to only publish the most important aspects of my story, each one in two different books and they can not copy each other only from me. i could never expect the books to look the same. one more, a friend and i goes to a store to buy some food, first i buy one bread, secondly 2 liters milk and third 4 eggs in that order but when i come home i say "hey honey i bought us some eggs, bread and milk". that is basically matthew in a nutshell.i have a hard time to believe that a professors don't understand this and if they do understand, well they should use their doctor degree to something more professional. contradictions is like kindergarten it is easy to understand when you are aware of them. of course i cant expect an atheist who never read the bible to know about those issues i didn't know about them either before i started to read the bible for the first time, and i had to turn my brain on to not get confused. i can't wait to reach university level of bible understanding if we can look at it like that. great video, it will help me to read the bible better, thank you, God bless.

    December 12, 2021 at 4:06 am Reply
  20. Kyle Reese

    Answer is yes

    December 12, 2021 at 4:06 am Reply

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