This is in harmony with the apostle Paul’s counsel in I Timothy 5:8 that reads, “But if anyone does not provide for his own, [I.e., relatives] and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.” However, Jesus said exhorted us, “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth.” (Matt. 6:19). Jesus also said, “Give to everyone who asks you.” (Lu 6:30) The problem comes in when we consider what seems to be conflicting counsel. How do we not store up treasures, and give to everyone who asks, and still acquire enough money to leave an inheritance for our children?
Matthew and Mark have the centurion officer saying, “Truly this man was the Son of God!” Luke has him saying, “Certainly this man was righteous!”
Is there an irreconcilable contradiction here?
Bible critics, be they atheists, agnostics, Muslims, and so on, want to tell us that there are mistakes, errors, and contradictions in the Bible, not to mention hundreds of thousands of scribal errors. In fact, they would like us to believe that the Bible is filled with such things. They make this claim because …
2 Kings 2:11
Then they [Elijah and Elisha] were walking, talking as they went. Suddenly a fiery chariot with horses of fire appeared and separated between the two of them. Elijah went up in the windstorm to the heavens
If we are going to rightly answer this Bible difficulty question biblically, we must first lay a foundation, certain Bible facts.
Was the original sin of Adam and Eve “sexual relations,” “knowledge,” “disobedience,” or “rebellion” against God’s sovereignty?
Exodus 3:22 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 22 But every woman shall ask of her neighbor and the woman who lives in her house, articles of