Articles Tagged: Matthew (46 Posts)

There is debate concerning. whether Matthew wrote the Gospel of Matthew. It can be strongly argued that Matthew is in fact the author. Earliest Tradition Says Matthew Wrote the Gospel of Matthew The earliest description of this Gospel that we have says that the Gospel was written by Matthew. The book was circulated with Matthew […]

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 it makes sense that the Sabbath is no longer a command that Christians must obey because it is burdensome to obey the Sabbath. However, Scripture teaches that the Sabbath was designed by God to be a blessing, or a delight, not a burden. Isaiah 58:13-14 – The Sabbath Is a Delight (blessing, […]

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, […]

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 […]

Some argue that the Bible is contradictory concerning how many days and nights Jesus was in the tomb. The argument is that Matthew 12:40 says that Jesus was in the tomb three days and three nights, but Matthew 28:1, Mark 16:2, Luke 24:1, and John 20:1 say that Jesus was in the tomb for less […]

Some argue that the Bible is contradictory concerning how many angels or men there were at the tomb. The argument is that Matthew 28:2-5 says that there was one angel, Mark 16:5-6 says that there was one man, Luke 24:4-6 says that there were two men, and John 20:12-13 says that there were two angels. […]

Some argue that the Bible is contradictory concerning the question, “Did the women tell anyone about the tomb?” The argument is that Mark 16:8 says that the women said nothing to anyone, but Matthew 28:8, Luke 24:9, and John 20:18 say that they told the disciples. However, the solution to this alleged contradiction in the […]

Some argue that the Bible is contradictory concerning whether the rooster crowed once or twice before Peter’s third denial. The argument is that Matthew 26:34, 74-75, Luke 22:34, 60-62 and John 13:38 say that the rooster crowed once, but Mark 14:30, 72 says that the rooster crowed twice. However, there is a reasonable explanation that […]

Some argue that the Bible is contradictory concerning the question, “Did the fig tree wither immediately or overnight?” The argument is that Matthew 21:19 says that it withered immediately, but Mark 11:14, 20 says that it withered overnight. However, is a reasonable explanation that would solve this alleged contradiction in the Bible. Scriptures – Did […]

Some argue that the Bible is contradictory concerning the question, “Did the centurion or elders talk to Jesus?” The argument is that Matthew 8:5-8 says that the centurion spoke to Jesus, but Luke 7:3-6 says that the elders spoke to Jesus. However, there is a reasonable explanation for this apparent contradiction in the Bible. Scriptures […]

Some argue that the Bible is contradictory concerning whether one or two demon-possessed men met Jesus. The argument is that Matthew 8:28 says that two demon-possessed men met Jesus, but Mark 5:1-2 and Luke 8:26-27 say that only one demon-possessed man met Jesus. However, there is a reasonable explanation that solves this alleged contradiction in […]

Some argue that the Bible is contradictory concerning whether Judas or the Jews bought the Potter’s field. The argument is that Matthew 27:7-10 says that the Jews bought the Potter’s Field, but Acts 1:18 says that Judas bought it. However, the solution to this alleged contradiction in the Bible is simple. Scriptures – Who Bought […]

Some argue that the Bible is contradictory concerning the question, “Did Judas die by hanging or falling?” The argument is that Matthew 27:3-8 says that Jesus died by hanging, but Acts 1:16-19 says that Jesus died by falling. However, the solution to this alleged contradiction in the Bible is simple. Scriptures – Did Judas Die […]

Some argue that the Bible is contradictory concerning the question, “Did Jesus or Simon of Cyrene carry the cross?” The argument is that John 19:17 says that Jesus carried his own cross, but Matthew 27:31-32, Mark 15:20-21, and Luke 23:26 say that Simon of Cyrene carried the cross. However, there is a very simple explanation […]

Some argue that the Bible is contradictory concerning whether Jesus told his disciples they could take a staff. The argument is that Mark 6:8 says that Jesus tells his disciples they can take a staff, but Matthew 10:9-10 and Luke 9:3 say that Jesus tells his disciples they should not take a staff. However, there […]

Some argue that the Bible is contradictory concerning whether Jesus saw Annas or Caiaphas after he was arrested. The argument is that Matthew 26:57 says that Jesus saw Caiaphas, but John 18:19, 24 says that Jesus saw Annas first. However, the solution to this alleged contradiction in the Bible is simple. Scriptures – Did Jesus […]

Some argue that the Bible is contradictory concerning whether Jesus met the demon-possessed men in Gadarene or Gerasene. The argument is that Matthew 8:28 says that Jesus met the demon-possessed men in Gadarene, But Mark 5:1-2 and Luke 8:26-27 say that Jesus met the demon-possessed men in Gerasene. However, there is a reasonable explanation that […]

Some argue that the Bible is contradictory concerning how many blind men Jesus met when he was leaving Jericho. The argument is that Matthew 20:29-30 says that he met two blind men, but Mark 10:46-47 and Luke 18:35, 38 say that he only met one blind man. However, there is a reasonable explanation that solves […]

Some argue that the Bible is contradictory concerning whether Jesus came to bring peace or a sword, or division. However, the solution to this alleged contradiction in the Bible is extremely simple. Scriptures – Did Jesus Come to Bring Peace or a Sword? Jesus Came to Bring Peace Salt is good, but if the salt […]

Some argue that the Bible is contradictory concerning when Jesus cleansed the temple. Did Jesus cleanse the temple once or twice? The argument is that John 2:13-15 says that Jesus cleansed the temple during the first of three Passovers mentioned in his book, but Matthew 21:12-13, Mark 11:15-17, and Luke 19:45-46 say that Jesus cleansed […]

Some argue that the Bible is contradictory concerning after how many days Jesus brought the men up the mountain. The argument is that Matthew 17:1 and Mark 9:2 say that Jesus brought the men up the mountain after six days, but Luke 9:28-29 says that Jesus brought the men up the mountain after eight days. […]

Some argue that the Bible is contradictory concerning whether Jesus abolished the law. The argument is that Matthew 5:17 says that Jesus did not abolish the law, but Ephesians 2:14-15 says that Jesus did abolish the law. However, the solution to this alleged contradiction in the Bible is simple. Scriptures – Did Jesus Abolish the […]

Some argue that the Bible is contradictory concerning who asked Jesus if James and John could sit beside Jesus in his kingdom. The argument is that Matthew 20:20-21 says that the mother asked Jesus, but Mark 20:35-37 says that James and John asked Jesus. However, there is a reasonable explanation that solves this alleged contradiction […]

Some argue that the Bible is contradictory concerning whether Coniah, or Jechoniah, had children. The argument is that Jeremiah 22:28-30 says that he did not have children, but Matthew 1:12 says that he did have children. However, the answer to this alleged contradiction in the Bible is very simple. Scriptures – Did Coniah/Jechoniah Have Children? […]

Some argue that Matthew and Luke’s genealogies are contradictory. The argument is that Matthew 1 says that David was the father of Solomon and Jacob was the father of Joseph, but Luke 3 says that David was the father of Nathan and Joseph was the father of Heli. However, there are several reasonable explanations for […]