(I got this book called ABUSE YOUR ILLUSION couple days ago and here is the contradictions in the bible)

The resurrection of Jesus is one of the few stories that is told repeatedly in the Bible - more than five times-so it
provides an excellent test for the orthodox claim of scriptural inerrancy and reliability.  When we compare the
accounts, we see that they dont agree. (All of the following  quotes  are taken from the King James Version, unless
otherwise noted.)

WHAT TIME DID THE WOMEN VISIT THE TOMB?
Matthew:"as it began to dawn"(28:1)
Mark:"very  early in the morning...at the rising of the sun"
(16:2);"when sun had risen" (New Revised Standard Version); "just after sunrise" (New International Version)
Luke: "very early in the morning" (24:1)"at early dawn"
(New Revised Standard Version)
John:"when it was dark"(20:1)

WAS THE TOMB OPEN WHEN THEY ARRIVED?
Matthew: No (28:2)
Mark:Yes(16:4)
Luke:Yes(24:2)

WHO WAS AT THE TOMB WHEN THEY ARRIVED?
Matthew:One Angel (28:2-7)
Mark:One "young man" (16:5)
Luke: Two men (24:4)
John: Two angels (20:12)

When Mary returned to the tomb, did she know Jesus had been resurrected?
Matthew:Yes (28:7-8)
John:No (20:2)

COULD JESUS BE TOUCHED AFTER THE RESURRECTION?
Matthew: Yes(28:9)
John:No (20:17)

DID JESUS STAY ON EARTH FOR MORE THAN A DAY?
Mark:No (16:19). Compare 16:14 with John 20:19 to show that this was all done on Sunday.
Luke:No (24:50-52).It all happened on sunday
John:Yes, at least eight days (20:26, 21:1-22)
Acts:Yes, at least 40 days (1:3)

Now here are some strange stuff thats in the Bible:

"Do not cut the hair at the sides of your head or clip off the edges of your beard" (Leviticus 19:27)
"Women should be silent in the churches, for they are not permitted to speak, but should be submissive, as the law
also says" (1 Corinthians 14:34)
"Slaves, obey your human masters in everything; don't work only while being watched, in order to please men, but
work wholeheartedly, fearing in Lord" (Colossians 3:22)
"If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son who does not obey his father and mother and will not listen to them
when they discipline him, his father and mother shall take hold of him and bring him to elders at the gate of the town.
 They shall say to elders, 'This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious.  He will not obey us.  He is profligate and a
drunkard.' Then all the men of his town shall stone him to death..."(Deuteronomy 21:18-21)
"If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have commited an abomination.  They shall surely
be put to death.  Their blood shall be upon them." (Leviticus 20:13)
"If a man lies with a woman during her sickness and uncovers her nakedness, he has discovered the flow, and she
has uncovered the flow of her blood.  Both of them shall be cut off from her people" (Leviticus 20:18)
"For everyone who curses his father or his mother shall surely be put to death.  He has cursed his father or his
mother.  His blood shall be upon him." (Leviticus 20:9)
It's just different accounts of the same event interpreted by different people.  Such "contradictions" are not
meant to say that the Bible is "lying."  If all 3 renditions of the resurrection were identical, word for word, fact
by fact, number by number, that would be less believable wouldn't it?  Almost as if it was formulaic,
made-up, or purposely made to be identical, and less like real-life, actual, historic accounts.  The writers
were actual people, "human," and their historical accounts as exactly that.  They're interpretation of an
actual event written by actual people.  If 5 different people were describing 9-11, they would all have
different observations, different memories, especially if they wrote the story a little while after the event
happened.   

Posted by Kathy on Friday, June 24, 2005 at 11:30 AM
HOLY SHIT! - JAY YOU ROCK - GREAT POST.

TO ALL THE REST OF YOU IGNORANT SHEEP THAT REPLIED TO JAYS POST BY
DEFENDING SUCH HATE FILLED FALLACIES -  PUT THE BIBLE DOWN AND EDUCATE
YOURSELVES - YOUR ARROGANCE IS ASTOUNDING.

HOPE YOU ALL BURN IN HELL ( I MEAN THAT IN THE BIBLICAL SENSE) YOU IMPERIOUS
DOLTS.


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Posted by shaun howell on Monday, July 18, 2005 at 7:05 PM


Bible Study
Sunday, June 12, 2005       Bible Study
SO I read Matthew, Mark, Luke, and Johns' versions of the resurection. They are each a little bit
different. It is second hand information. None of them were there with Mary Magdaline or the other
Mary when they discovered the the empty tomb. It's like when you play telephone by the time you get to
the last person the story has changed.

When I read the part about Jesus appearing to the disciples they all said that he had told them to
preach his word and to baptize all beleivers in God's name. The part about whether or not Mary knew
Jesus had risen is at first no until the angel told her, both of those verses where taken at different
times. Matthew (28:7-8) is after the angel told her and John (20:2) is before. I had to read it 2 times
before I noticed so I can see how they could make the mistake. Could Jesus be touched, yes he
could because Matthew did touch him, John just stood in amazment and didn't touch him, but that
was his choice.

On the part about how long Jesus stayed: the first one doesn't even give a time, it mentions Sunday
but it just kind of summarizes what Jesus did, it doesn't say it was all done in one day. The next one
with Luke doesn't say anything about time either, the verses say: "When he had led them out to the
vicinity of Bethany, he lifted up his hands and blessed them. While he was blessing them, he left
them and was taken to Heaven." The verses before tell about what he told them and so on, but again
it's a summarization, it doesn't necessarily mean he was there for one day. John does say what
Jesus did with them for over a period of a week, he is the only one of the disciples that wrote about it
that actually gives a time period. At the end of John it says that Jesus did many other things and it
would take many books to write about it all, and then acts says he stayed for at least 40 days. I think
this is what John meant about Jesus doing many other things. The other 3 don't mention anything
after his acsention into Heaven, only John. I think that it probably would have taken many books to
write and the other disciples just chose not to write about it cause it would have taken a very long time.

You also have to remember that they did not write their chapters after each thing happened, they
wrote it years later and sometimes stories in our minds change a bit. They are all bound to have
slightly different accounts, but they all basically say that Jesus died on the cross and risen. He had
appeared to them, instructing them how to spread his word,and then he went back to Heaven.

The other weird things in the bible, well you know that those were very different times. The bible was
not written by God, but by men. Obviously men that thought women where lower and that gays are
damned to hell, that is still happening today. They did have slaves then, and any slave owner would
want their slaves to keep quiet, do their work, and love their master. Everyone has a core sin that they
need to address and try to correct, obviously the writers of these chapters struggled with pride, that
they did not want to change. Man can be very prideful and it can lead to saying and doing stupid things
like writing about how much more supeirior they are then everyone else except God of course, they do
want to go to heaven!

I just look beyond these things at the message that we should learn from the bible, that we should
love God for all that he has given us. His biggest commandment is to love. I know that if we all just
love him and each other the way that he loves us, we will be rewarded in our lives, I know my life is
better now that I have realized that. Yay love!! Hmmm I think that was corney, oh well!

Posted by Lauren on Monday, June 13, 2005 at 1:55 PM