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Today’s post will tackle another question that the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: “Was Lot Abraham’s brother or nephew?”

Here are the two answers which the skeptic believes shows a Bible contradiction:

Jonah was swallowed by a big fish.

And the Lord appointed a great fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was in the stomach of the fish three days and three nights. (Jonah 1:17)

Jonah was swallowed by a whale.

for just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the sea monster, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. (Matthew 12:40)

(Note: Scriptural quotation comes from the New American Standard Bible)

Here’s a closer look at whether or not there is a contradiction:

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This is a debate that took place on November 5th, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri.  The subject of the debate is whether the Christian God exists.

The debate is on the Youtube video below:

The Christian defender of the faith here is Josh Sommer.  Here’s his bio:

Representing the opinion that the Christian god does exist will be Joshua Sommer. He is co-founder, editor, and contributor of www.ReformedCollective.com. He is currently a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Overland Park, KS and co-founder of the Grace Bible Church evangelism ministry in San Diego, CA. At present he is pursuing a B.A. in Biblical Studies as well as a Master of Divinity at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. His primary focus is systematic theology and reformed apologetics. He currently resides in Kansas City, KS with his wife, Christina.

Josh Sommers in his debate employs Presuppositional apologetics.

Enjoy!

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GO TO PART 37

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Point: Sometimes what is found in the skeptics’ list of Bible contradictions are not contradictions but are what appears to be contradictions because the skeptic hasn’t account for the fact that words can have more than one meaning.  How should one respond when a skeptic’s retort back is that this is a cop-out or they throw the objection that it is too hard to find out the true meaning of a word is in the Bible?

Picture: My counter question would be: Aren’t there examples where words can mean more than one thing even in the natural realm in which we can find out what the usage of the word means?  Of course there is.  Think of the case of whoppers.

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After dozens of posts dealing with specific Bible contradictions I thought I write on how to handle Bible contradictions.  Here in this post there are three sections: Before Interpreting the Bible, While Interpreting the Bible and Thinking Beyond Bible Contradictions.

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Today’s post will tackle another question that the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: “When did Jesus receive his beating?”

Here are the two answers which the skeptic believes shows a Bible contradiction:

Before Pilate ordered his crucifixion.

And the soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on His head, and put a purple robe on Him; 3 and they began to come up to Him and say, “Hail, King of the Jews!” and to give Him slaps in the face.

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So he then handed Him over to them to be crucified. (John 19:2-3, 16)

After Pilate ordered his crucifixion.

Then he released Barabbas for them; but after having Jesus scourged, he handed Him over to be crucified.
(Matthew 27:26)

Wishing to satisfy the crowd, Pilate released Barabbas for them, and after having Jesus scourged, he handed Him over to be crucified. (Mark 15:15)

(Note: Scriptural quotation comes from the New American Standard Bible)

The page that feature this alleged contradiction also says “Christian Response (None yet).”  Let us change that.  Don’t take the lack of a Christian response thus far to mean that it’s so difficult there’s nothing that can be said in response.

Here’s a closer look at whether or not there is a contradiction:

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This was just released by evangelist Ray Comfort.  I appreciate Ray Comfort evangelism ministry.

I’ll have to watch it after Church tommorow.  Enjoy!

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I think this Bible contradiction is easy to resolve.  But I don’t want to resolve it just because it’s easy.  I think this alleged Bible contradiction is a great opportunity to share the Gospel!

Today’s post will tackle the question that the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: “Can thieves go to heaven?”

Here are the two answers which the skeptic believes shows a Bible contradiction:

Yes.

They *crucified two robbers with Him, one on His right and one on His left. (Mark 15:27) Two others also, who were criminals, were being led away to be put to death with Him.
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And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.
And He said to him, “Truly I say to you, today you shall be with Me in Paradise. (Luke 23:32, 43)

No.

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, 10 nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. (1 Corinthians 6:9-10)

(Note: Scriptural quotation comes from the New American Standard Bible)

Let’s take a closer look at whether or not there is a contradiction:

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