(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
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)
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?
COULD JESUS BE TOUCHED AFTER THE RESURRECTION?
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
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
Posted by RALF-E on Friday, July 15, 2005 at 1:37 AM
Posted by shaun howell on Monday, July 18, 2005 at 7:05 PM