NO ERRORS, MISTAKES OR CONTRADICTIONS IN THE ORIGINAL BIBLE MANUSCRIPTS They are Bible Difficulties 40+ authors writing 66 books over 1,600 years in three different ancient languages, from hundreds of historical settings and cultures. Then, you have a modern-day reader imposing his 21st century thinking into the Bible instead of taking the meaning out of... Continue Reading →
PROVERBS 13:22 OTBDC: Is there an absolute obligation for believers to leave an inheritance to their children or grandchildren?
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 27:54; Mark 15:39; Luke 23:47 NTBDC: What did the centurion officer really say as Jesus died?
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?
How Can We Explain Bible Difficulties and the Existence of Hundreds of Thousands of Scribal Errors in Our Manuscripts?
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 OTBDC: Did Elijah Go to Heaven?
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.
GENESIS 3:5 OTBDC: What Was the Original Sin of Adam and Eve?
Was the original sin of Adam and Eve “sexual relations,” “knowledge,” “disobedience,” or “rebellion” against God’s sovereignty?
Exodus 3:22 OTBDC: How could a God that is the epitome of love command the Israelites to plunder the Egyptians for their riches?
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 silver and articles of gold, and clothing; and you will put them on your sons and on your daughters; and you will plunder the Egyptians.” We must look at the... Continue Reading →
Exodus 3:1 OTBDC: What kind of priest was Jethro?
Exodus 3:1 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 3 Now Moses was shepherding the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the west side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. The Midianites were descendants of Abraham’s son Midian and are collectively referred to as “Midian”... Continue Reading →
Exodus 1:15-21 OTBDC: How could God bless Hebrew midwives for defying the Pharaoh’s decree?
Exodus 1:15-21 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 15 Then the king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, one of whom was named Shiphrah and the other Puah, 16 and he said, “When you are helping the Hebrew women to give birth and see them upon the birthstool, if it is a son, then you will put him... Continue Reading →
Exodus 1:15 OTBDC: How could two Hebrew midwives deliver the children of hundreds of thousands of women of childbearing age?
Exodus 1:15 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 15 Then the king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, one of whom was named Shiphrah and the other Puah, When we look at Exodus 12:37 and Numbers chapters 1-4, there were about 600,000 men besides women and children, which would mean about three million. This would mean... Continue Reading →