Minor Contradictions within the Holy Bible
Copyright David G. McAfee
Here I will simply create a list of contradictions within the text of the Holy Bible- though I will be quoting exclusively from the Authorized King James Version- feel free to follow along in any bible because, though wording usually varies among translations, the overall meanings are similar. Some of these are well-known, some are largely ignored, but all show that the bible is false, in one way or another. Some will be differences between Old and New Testaments, some will be differences between the writings of each ‘apostle’ and some of the contradictions are within the same gospel. These self-contradictions and incongruities are minor in nature, but any variation found within the text is important to note in the argument against the Christian tradition, especially those that implicate larger problems within the religion. Keep in mind that this is a small list of the seemingly endless contradictions within the Holy Bible- I just wanted to draw attention to some of the more obvious of the problems within the book.
Does God Tempt Man?
James 1:13: “Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man.”
Genesis 22:1: “And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am.”
Is God Forever Angry?
Jeremiah 3:12: “Go and proclaim these words toward north, and say, Return, thou backsliding Israel, saith the LORD; and I will not cause mine anger to fall upon you: for I am merciful, saith the LORD, and I will not keep anger for ever.”
Jeremiah 17:4: “And thou, even thyself, shalt discontinue from thine heritage that I gave thee; and I will cause thee to serve thine enemies in the land which thou knowest not: for ye have kindled a fire in mine anger, which shall burn for ever.”
Can Man See God?
John 1:18: “No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.”
Genesis 32:30: “And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.”
Exodus 33:23: “And I [God] will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen.”
Who Was Joseph’s Father?
Matthew 1:16: “And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.”
Luke 3:23: “And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli…”
The Prophecy Foretold the Messiah would be Named Emmanuel
Matthew 1:23: “Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.”
Matthew 1:24-25: “Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife: And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.”
Does Jesus Bring Peace or a ‘Sword’?
Matthew 10:33-34: “But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.”
John 16:33: “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
Any omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent Creator would have foreseen these problems and corrected them in advance, ensuring that the Word and revelations of God would be taken seriously. Because this was not the case, we are left with written works and practices that have been altered substantially from their original state over thousands of years and today consist of various stories and “moral” teachings that often contradict each other. Because we are able to easily outline these issues within the Christian Canon, we must conclude that the Holy Bible and Christianity are false teachings and are not the literal Word of God.