Old Testament contradictions

Discussion in 'OT Historical Books' started by Free Christian, Nov 9, 2017.

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  1. Free Christian

    Free Christian Puritan Board Sophomore

    Hi everyone. This is not for me as I have no issues with any of God's Word.
    Doe's anyone know of any info on a website that I could dirrect someone to which has the answers to so called contradiction's in the Scriptures? In particular the Old Testament.
    I dont want to get into a this says that with the person as they dont have very good listening skills, perhaps could be better interpreted as listening manners, but anyway perhaps dirrecting them to something they have to read may be more beneficial. Im not into arguing about the Scripture's and neither am I an expert. But if there is anything out there that someone knows of that I could give them the link to, who knows.
  2. Ask Mr. Religion

    Ask Mr. Religion Flatly Unflappable Staff Member

  3. Free Christian

    Free Christian Puritan Board Sophomore

    Great, I appreciate that. I'll pass them on to him. Thanks for posting the links.
  4. kodos

    kodos Puritan Board Junior

    The important question to ascertain is whether they are seeking in humility to resolve contradictions, or if they are hostile to the Word of God and want to tear it down. Those in the latter camp are never satisfied with the resolution to a so-called "contradiction". They need to be confronted with their sin and unbelief and hear the gospel.

    However, those with faith are blessed to see the resolution to apparent "contradictions". But all of us need to understand that if the Bible is God Breathed, the issue is our own limitations: both as creatures and also being tainted by the effects of sin. We have to have faith that someone smarter has resolved the difficulty, or God has the resolution! Sometimes that principle is not firmly in the mind of those who struggle (faithfully) with difficulties in the Word of God.
  5. Free Christian

    Free Christian Puritan Board Sophomore

    Good words Kodos. This is an odd one. The person is the caretaker of a manse and church grounds. He now and then comes to the service's. He is not a Christian and thinks himself better in the know of Christianity than we Christians are. He tried telling me the Old Testament was full of mistakes and contradicions. Not openly hostile in attitude and acts friendly enough but is, as far as I am concerned, disrespectful in regards to where he lives and those of us who go there.
    That's the best way I can put it. He's been hearing the gospel now I am fairly sure for 10 years now on and off. An odd one.
  6. brendanchatt

    brendanchatt Puritan Board Freshman

    Well, they need the true witness. I hope you can find some good sites addressing his doubts, Brett, regardless of his motivation. He must be born again to get it and the Spirit moves as He Pleases, John 3:7-8. Hearing the truth on these matters could be to him a law, showing him his sin. Of course, Matthew 7:6 as well.
  7. Free Christian

    Free Christian Puritan Board Sophomore

    Thanks Brendan. I pray for him and do hope that it is the Lords will.
  8. Dachaser

    Dachaser Puritan Board Professor

    There are some well known issues regarding numbering amounts in the OT,a s some of the Hebrew texts were scribal insert errors for numbers, and other texts had some pieces of them missing, and there is also the issues of at times our English translation not wuit getting over to us Hebrew thought processes, and also that we need to take into account that the verse could say that Satan did that thing, and then another another say the Lord was behind it, and both are really true. Its just a matter of the authors perspective on what his main emphasis was at that time.
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  9. Free Christian

    Free Christian Puritan Board Sophomore

    Thanks David, and thanks to all for the advice.
  10. Wayne

    Wayne Tempus faciendi, Domine.

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