QFor the poster who asked about biblical contradicitons and errors--is this enough?
On the first day , God created light the light , then separated and darkness .
GE 1:14-19 The sun (which separates night and day) was not created until the fourth day .
GE 1:11-12 , 26-27 Trees were created before man was created .
GE 2:4-9 Man was created before trees were created .
GE 1:20-21 , 26-27 birds were created before man was created .
GE 2:7 , 19 Man was created before birds were created .
GE 1:24-27 Animals were created before man was created .
GE 2:7 , 19 Man was created before animals were created .
GE 1:26-27 Man and woman were created simultaneously.
GE 2:7 , 21-22 Man was created woman first, at some later time .
GE 1:28 God encourages reproduction .
LE 12:1-8 God requires purification rites following childbirth which , in effect , makes childbirth a sin. ( Note : The period for purification following the birth of a daughter is twice that for a son . )
GE 1:31 God was pleased with his creation .
GE 6:5-6 God was not pleased with his creation.
( Note : That God was displeased is inconsistent with the concept of omniscience . )
GE 2:4 , 4:26, 12:8 , 22:14-16 , 26:25 God was already known as
You're riding a dead horse . People are much more intelligent and witty that has passed on those and again , and has shown no contradictions in Scripture that would cause anyone to doubt the truth of God .
If you used the time to research as much honest and objective about the Scriptures instead of trying our best to find errors that may come face to face with Christ and see their need of repentance which then lead to salvation , and Was one life to love and help others .
All power to you. However, religious people will always find a way to defend this in some form or another. Why can't they just admit the bible is faulty. It was written BY MAN, not some god. They would get a lot more credibility if they would simply admit to this. It is not disregarding the fact their is a higher being, just the fact that man is faulty. Which in the bible states that. Also, there is no telling the religious folk that there is no exact translation from hebrew to english. To go on they won't believe you when you say that King James put what he wanted in there and left out what he didn't want. They also refuse to accept the fact that the only reason there is a break away from the catholic church is because Martin Luther got pissed and wanted to start a religion that HE believed. I could go on for days until I was blue in the face. They will just tell me I don't know what I am talking about.
Most of the above is picking at the sense of words. Of course if you dont want to be reasonable - dont bother
(James 3:17) But the wisdom from above is first of all chaste, then peaceable, reasonable, ready to obey, full of mercy and good fruits, not making partial distinctions, not hypocritical.
(1 Timothy 3:2-3) The overseer should therefore be irreprehensible, a husband of one wife, moderate in habits, sound in mind, orderly, hospitable, qualified to teach, 3 not a drunken brawler, not a smiter, but reasonable, not belligerent, not a lover of money,
(Philippians 4:5) Let YOUR reasonableness become known to all men. The Lord is near.
(Titus 3:1-2) Continue reminding them to be in subjection and be obedient to governments and authorities as rulers, to be ready for every good work, 2 to speak injuriously of no one, not to be belligerent, to be reasonable, exhibiting all mildness toward all men.
(1 Peter 2:18) Let house servants be in subjection to [their] owners with all [due] fear, not only to the good and reasonable, but also to those hard to please.