Category: Bible Contradictions

  • Does God Change Or Does Not Change His Mind?

    Does God change or does not change His mind? According to Ibn Hazm, Exodus 32:10-14 and 33:3-14 ascribes al-bada’ (changing of mind) to God and hence this presents a problem to the nature of God and His characters with regard to His All-Knowing attribute. When one compares the above passages side by side, the internal contradictions between especially Exodus 32:10, 32:14 and 33:2-3 on the one hand and Exodus 33:14 on the other, clearly raises many problems of theological and moral concern from the Biblical context. In this case that was quoted above, in spite of God’s determination to punish the Israelites for their idolatrous conduct, He did not execute punishment due to the intercession of Moses who had “reminded” God of His promise made with Abraham and the patriachs for their descendents. This Biblical passage seems to implicitly suggest that this “reminder” had made God realise his “wrong” decision and have Him repenting for it. Such an obvious “error” or even to imply such a thing is hardly befitting any person of integrity, let alone God, the Almighty.

  • To do good works or saved by the blood of Christ?

    Every Christian believe that they should do good works, that they should follow the law of the Prophets. However they do not believe that a man can be justified by the good works.

    “For all who rely on doing the works of the law are under a curse, because it is written, “Cursed is everyone who does not keep on doing everything written in the book of the law.” Now it is clear no one is justified before God by the law, because the righteous one will live by faith (On Jesus). But the law is not based on faith, but the one who does the works of the law will live by them. Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us.”Galatians 3: 10-13
    The above-mentioned teachings and belief of the Christians are based on Paul’s teachings and the New Testament, which are against the teachings of Old Testament.

  • On what day did the "House of the Lord" burn down?

    Was it on the seventh day or on the tenth day? According to 2 Kings 25:8-9, the “House of the Lord” was burnt down on the seventh day of the month:

    “And in the fifth month, on the seventh day of the month … burned the house of the Lord.”
    Yet, we are informed in Jeremiah 52:12-13 that the temple burned on the tenth day:
    “Now in the fifth month, in the tenth day of the month … burned the house of the Lord.”

  • The Bible and Its Divorce Contradiction

    According to the Bible, can a person get divorced and remarry without committing adultery? Remarriage after divorce is prohibited because it is adultery. Jesus clearly says so. Mark 10:2-5, 9-12: “And the Pharisees came to him, and asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? tempting him. And he answered […]

  • Geographical Errors Within The New Testament

    Geographical Errors Within The New Testament

    It is well known that the Gospel of Mark contains numerous geographical errors. This is summed up in Kummel’s classic, Introduction to the New Testament: [T]he considerations against this assumption [that John Mark, companion of Peter, wrote the gospel of Mark] carry weight. The author obviously has no personal knowledge of Palestinian geography, as the […]

  • Washing of Hands Practised by “All The Jews”?

    Washing of Hands Practised by “All The Jews”?

    There is a problem with this passage, however: the ritual washing of hands was obligatory only on the priests! So the question remains, if the author was a native of Palestine and a Jew, then how was he so ignorant of the Jewish customs and made such a fundamental error regarding a practice that was only limited to the Jewish priests?

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