Category: "Contradictions" in the Bible (114 Posts)

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What does the Bible teach about the Trinity? Although the Bible does not use the word “Trinity,” it clearly teaches the doctrine of the Trinity throughout. What Does the Bible Teach About the Trinity? The Bible teaches that God exists as one God and three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—at the same time. The three […]

Some argue that the Bible is contradictory concerning the lists of disciples, since they are different. The argument is that Matthew 10:2-4, Mark 3:13-19, Luke 6:12-16, and Acts 1:13-14 present different lists of disciples. However, the solution to this alleged contradiction in the Bible is simple. Scriptures – Why Are the Lists of Disciples Different? […]

Some argue that the Bible is contradictory because Ezra 2 and Nehemiah 7 provide very different numbers. However, there is a reasonable explanation that solves this alleged contradiction in the Bible. Differences Between Ezra and Nehemiah Ezra 2 Nehemiah 7 5 The sons of Arah, 775 10 The sons of Arah, 652 6 The sons […]

Some argue that it was wrong for God to allow Satan to afflict Job, since Job was “blameless.” However, there is a very simple answer to this alleged problem in the Bible. Scriptures – Why Did God Allow Satan to Afflict Job, Since Job Was “Blameless”? Job Was Blameless – Job 1:1 was a man […]

Some argue that it was immoral for God to kill 42 boys in 2 Kings 2:23-24. However, the simple truth is that there was absolutely nothing immoral about what God did in 2 Kings 2:23-24. 2 Kings 2:23-24 – Why Did God Kill the 42 Boys? He went up from there to Bethel, and while […]

Some argue that the Bible is contradictory concerning whether Adam would die the same day after he ate the fruit. The argument is that Genesis 2:16-17 says that Adam would die the same day, yet Genesis 5:5 says that Adam lived 930 years. However, there is a very simple explanation that eliminates this alleged contradiction. […]

Some argue that the Bible is contradictory because if Jesus is God, then he would be omniscient. However, Matthew 24:36 and Mark 13:30-32 say that Jesus did not know the hour of his return, which means he was not omniscient. However, there is a very simple answer to this alleged contradiction in the Bible. Scriptures […]

Some argue that it was immoral for God to punish Babylon in the way that he did, since Isaiah 13:16 says that “infants will be dashed in pieces” and wives will be “ravished.” However, there is a very reasonable explanation of Isaiah 13:16 that solves this alleged problem in the Bible. Isaiah 13:16 – Why […]

Some argue that the Bible is contradictory concerning who killed Saul. The argument is that 1 Samuel 31:4 says that Saul killed himself, but 2 Samuel 1:8-10 says that the Amalekite killed Saul. However, there is a very reasonable explanation that solves this alleged contradiction in the Bible. Scriptures – Who Killed Saul, Saul or […]

Some argue that the Bible is contradictory concerning who incited David to number Israel. The argument is that 2 Samuel 24:1 says that the Lord incited, or moved, David to number Israel, but 1 Chronicles 21:1 says that Satan moved David to number Israel. However, the answer to this alleged contradiction in the Bible is […]

Some argue that the Bible is contradictory concerning the question, “Who did Jesus appear to first?” The argument is that Matthew 28:9 seems to say that Jesus first appeared to the group of women, but John 20:14 says that Jesus first appeared to Mary. However, there is a reasonable explanation that solves this alleged contradiction […]

Some argue that the Bible is contradictory concerning who bought Joseph, whether it was the Ishmaelites or the Midianites. The argument is that Genesis 37:28 and 39:1 say that the Ishmaelites bought Joseph, but Genesis 37:36 says that the Midianites bought Joseph. However, there is a simple explanation that resolves this alleged contradiction. Scriptures The […]

Some argue that the Bible is contradictory concerning who arrested Jesus, whether it was the crowd or the romans. The argument is that John 18:12 says that the Romans arrested Jesus, but Matthew 26:47, 50, Mark 14:43, and Luke 22:47 say that the crowd came the arrest Jesus. However, the solution to this alleged contradiction […]

Some argue that the Bible cannot be true because the Bible says that Cain had a wife, but there would only have been one family, the family of Adam and Eve, so where would Cain have found a wife? The answer is simple, and there is absolutely no problem with the biblical text. Genesis 4:17 […]

Some argue that the Bible is contradictory concerning when Peter and Andrew started following Jesus. The argument is that Matthew 4:18-19 says that Peter and Andrew started following Jesus when they were fishing in the Sea of Galilee, but John 1:42-43 says that they started following Jesus somewhere else. However, there is a very simple […]

Some argue that the Bible is contradictory concerning what Jesus’ last words were on the cross. The argument is that Matthew 27:46 and Mark 15:34 seem to contradict Luke 23:46 and John 19:30. However, there is a reasonable explanation that solves this alleged contradiction in the Bible. Scriptures – What Were Jesus’ Last Words on […]

Some argue that the Bible is contradictory concerning what was written on the cross. The argument is that Matthew 27:37, Mark 15:26, Luke 23:38, and John 19:19-20 are contradictory. However, there is a reasonable explanation that solves this alleged contradiction in the Bible. Scriptures – What Was Written on the Cross? Matthew 27:37 And over […]

Some argue that the Bible is contradictory concerning blasphemy of the Holy Spirit, since Matthew and Mark say that blasphemy against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, but Scripture elsewhere says that any sin can be forgiven. What exactly is blasphemy of the Holy Spirit, and does Matthew and Mark contradict what Scripture teaches […]

Some argue that it was wrong for God to command that the man who was gathering sticks on the Sabbath in Numbers 15:32-36 be stoned because the punishment was not proportionate to what seems like a relatively minor crime. However, there are several responses to this argument that demonstrate that there is nothing wrong with […]

Some argue that the Bible cannot be true because it was immoral for God to command the stoning of the non-virgin woman. The argument is that the punishment is very disproportionate to the crime. Deuteronomy 22:13-21 – Why Was the Non-Virgin Stoned? 13 “If any man takes a wife and goes in to her and […]

Some argue that the Bible cannot be true because it was immoral for God to command the stoning of rebellious sons. The argument is that the punishment is very disproportionate to the crime. Deuteronomy 21:18-21 – Why Was the Rebellious Son Stoned? “If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son who will not obey […]

Some argue that the Bible is contradictory concerning whether the angels were sitting or standing at the tomb. The argument is that Matthew 28:2-5 says that the angels were sitting on the stone, Mark 16:5-6 and John 20:12-13 say that the angels were sitting in the tomb, and Luke 24:2-6 says that the angels were […]

Some argue that Genesis 1 and 2 are contradictory concerning when plants were created. Those who make this argument say that Genesis 1 says that plants were created before humans, but Genesis 2 seems to say that plants were created after humans. However, there is a very easy answer to this alleged contradiction. Scriptures – Were Plants or Humans […]

Some argue that Genesis 1:24-26 and 2:18-19 are contradictory concerning whether animals or humans were created first. The argument is that Genesis 1:24-26 says that animals were created first, while Genesis 2:18-19 says that humans were created first. However, there is a very reasonable interpretation of these passages that easily reconciles this apparent contradiction. Scriptures […]

Some argue that the Bible is contradictory concerning whether the wine that was given to Jesus on the cross was mixed with gall or myrrh. The argument is that Matthew 27:34 says that it was mixed with gall, but Mark 15:23 says that it was mixed with myrrh. However, there is a reasonable explanation that […]

Some argue that the Bible is contradictory concerning whether the tax collector was named Matthew or Levi. The argument is that Matthew 9:9 says that the tax collector’s name was Matthew, but Mark 2:14 and Luke 5:27 say that the tax collector’s name was Levi. However, the solution to this alleged contradiction in the Bible […]

Some argue that the Bible is contradictory concerning whether the stone was rolled away before or after Mary arrived at the tomb. The argument is that Matthew 28:1-5 says that the stone was rolled away after Mary arrived at the tomb, but Mark 16:3-4, Luke 24:2, and John 20:1 say that the stone was rolled […]

Some argue that the Bible is contradictory concerning who was King Abijah’s mother, Maacah or Micaiah. The argument is that 2 Chronicles 11:20 says that Maacah was King Abijah’s mother, but 2 Chronicles 13:2 says that Micaiah was King Abihah’s mother. However, there is a very simple explanation that solves this alleged contradiction in the […]

Some argue that the Bible is contradictory concerning whether Lot was righteous. The argument is that Genesis 19:8 demonstrates that Lot was unrighteous because he offered his daughters to the mob of men, but 2 Peter 2:6-7 says that Lot was righteous. However, there is a very simple explanation that eliminates this alleged contradiction. Scriptures […]

Some argue that the Bible is contradictory concerning whether John the Baptist was Elijah. The argument is that Matthew 11:13-14 says that John the Baptist was Elijah, but John 1:19-21 says that John the Baptist was not Elijah. However, there is a reasonable explanation for this alleged contradiction in the Bible. Scriptures – Was John […]

Some argue that the Bible is contradictory concerning whether Jesus’ robe was scarlet or purple. The argument is that Matthew 27:28 says that Jesus’ robe was scarlet, but Mark 15:17, 20 and John 19:2, 5 say that Jesus’ robe was purple. However, the solution to this alleged contradiction in the Bible is simple. Scriptures – […]

Some argue that the Bible is contradictory concerning whether Jairus’s daughter was dead when he came to see Jesus. The argument is that Matthew 9:18 says that she was dead, but Mark 5:22-23 and Luke 8:41-42 say that she was near death. However, there is a reasonable explanation that solves this alleged contradiction in the […]

Some argue that it was immoral for God to command Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac in Genesis 22:1-2. However, this objection is based upon an unbiblical, arbitrary, and unjustified moral standard that is ultimately irrelevant. The fact is that God had the right to command Abraham to sacrifice Isaac, and he had a reason […]

Some argue that it was immoral for God to multiply the pain of women in childbearing in Genesis 3:16. However, those who object to what God did in Genesis 3:16 are imposing an external, arbitrary, and unjustified moral standard upon God. The simple truth is that it was not wrong for God to punish both […]

Some argue that it was immoral for God to command the killing of entire nations, including women and children, in the Bible. However, there are several responses to this argument that answer this alleged problem with the Bible. Scriptures – Was God Commanding the Killing of Nations, Women, and Children Wrong? Moses said to them, […]

Some argue that the Bible is contradictory concerning whether David was guilty of numbering Israel. The argument is that 2 Samuel 24:1 says that God incited, or moved, David to number Israel, but 2 Samuel 24:10 says that David sinned in numbering Israel. However, the solution to this alleged contradiction in the Bible is simple. […]

Some argue that the Bible is contradictory concerning whether Ahimelech or Abiathar was the high priest. The argument is that 1 Samuel 21:1 says that Ahimelech was the high priest, but Mark 2:26 says that Abiathar was the high priest. However, there are at least two reasonable explanations that solve this alleged contradiction in the […]

Some argue that since the prophecy in Matthew 2:22-23 about Jesus being a Nazarene is not found explicitly in the Old Testament, it demonstrates that there is a mistake in the Bible. However, there are several reasonable explanations that would resolve this alleged problem in the Bible. Matthew 2:22-23 – Was “He shall be called […]

Some argue that the Bible is contradictory concerning whether we should let our good works be seen. The argument is that Matthew 6:1-4 and 23:3-5 say that we should not let our good works be seen, but Matthew 5:16 and 1 Peter 2:12 say that we should let our good works be seen. However, the […]

Some argue that the Bible is contradictory concerning the order of the temptations of Jesus. The argument is that Matthew 4:1-10 and Luke 4:1-12 present the temptations of Jesus in different orders. However, there is a reasonable explanation the solves this alleged contradiction in the Bible. Scriptures – Is the Order of the Temptations of […]

Some argue that the Bible is contradictory concerning whether the mustard seed is the smallest seed. Matthew 13:31 says that it is, which seems incorrect. However, there is a simple answer to this alleged contradiction in the Bible. Scriptures – Is the Mustard Seed the Smallest Seed? Matthew 13:31 He put another parable before them, […]

The word “virgin” in Isaiah 7:14 is almah, which is not actually the Hebrew word word for “virgin,” which is bethulah. Does this mean that Isaiah 7:14 is not a legitimate prophecy? Not at all. Isaiah 7:14 – Is the Isaiah 7:14 Prophecy, “a virgin will be with child,” Legitimate? Therefore the Lord himself will give […]

Some argue that the Bible cannot be inerrant because it is wrong concerning the diameter of a bowl. However, there is a very easy explanation that solves the alleged problem. 2 Chronicles 4:2 – Is the Bible Wrong About the Diameter of a Bowl? Then he made the sea of cast metal. It was round, […]

Some argue that the Bible cannot be inerrant because Leviticus 11:13-19 says that the bat is a bird, when in actually it is a mammal. However, there is a very simple explanation that solves this alleged mistake in the Bible. Leviticus 11:13-19 – Is the Bible Wrong About the Bat Being a Bird? 13 “And […]

Some argue that the Bible is contradictory concerning whether marriage is good. Scriptures – Is the Bible Contradictory About Whether Marriage Is Good? Marriage Is Good Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” Genesis 2:18 Marriage Is Not […]

Some argue that the Bible is contradictory concerning whether the Bible teaches that there is one God, or many gods. The argument is that several passages say that there is more than one God, and several passages say that there is only one God. However, there are very reasonable explanations for the passages brought up […]

Some argue that the Bible is contradictory concerning whether there is an unforgivable sin. The argument is that Matthew 12:31-32 and Mark 3:29 say that blasphemy of the Holy Spirit is an unforgivable sin, but passages such as Acts 13:39, Titus 2:13-14, and 1 John 1:9 say that no sin is unforgivable. However, there is […]

Some argue that the Bible is contradictory concerning whether salvation is by faith or by works. The argument is that James 2:24 and Matthew 19:16-17 say that salvation is by works, but Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 3:20, 28, and Galatians 2:16 say that salvation is by faith. However, the solution to this supposed contradiction in the […]

Some argue that the Bible is contradictory concerning whether it is sinful to call someone “father” who is not God. The argument is that Matthew 23:8-10 says that we should not call anyone on earth “father,” while other passages, such as Exodus 20:12, tell us to refer to our earthly fathers as “father.” However, there […]

Some argue that the Bible is contradictory concerning whether it is a sin to call someone a “fool.” The argument is that Matthew 5:22 says that it is a sin to call someone a “fool,” but Psalm 14:1 and Matthew 23:17 suggest that it is not a sin to call someone a “fool.” However, the […]