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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Did Jesus forewarn the apostles of His death and resurrection?

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

Yes, He did.

““Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem; and the Son of Man will be delivered to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn Him to death, 19 and will hand Him over to the Gentiles to mock and scourge and crucify Him, and on the third day He will be raised up.”” (Matthew 20:18-19)

“When Jesus had finished all these words, He said to His disciples, 2 “You know that after two days the Passover is coming, and the Son of Man is to be handed over for crucifixion.”” (Matthew 26:1-2)

“Then Jesus *said to them, “You will all fall away because of Me this night, for it is written, ‘I will strike down the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered.’ 32 But after I have been raised, I will go ahead of you to Galilee.”” (Matthew 26:31-32)

“And He began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.” (Mark 8:31)

“saying, “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered to the chief priests and the scribes; and they will condemn Him to death and will hand Him over to the Gentiles. 34 They will mock Him and spit on Him, and scourge Him and kill Him, and three days later He will rise again.”” (Mark 10:33-34)

“But after I have been raised, I will go ahead of you to Galilee.”” (Mark 14:28)

“Then He took the twelve aside and said to them, “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and all things which are written through the prophets about the Son of Man will be accomplished. 32 For He will be handed over to the Gentiles, and will be mocked and mistreated and spit upon, 33 and after they have scourged Him, they will kill Him; and the third day He will rise again.”” (Luke 18:31-33)

No, He did not.

“For as yet they did not understand the Scripture, that He must rise again from the dead.” (John 20:9)

(All 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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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Who cast Jonah into the sea?

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

The sailors

“So they picked up Jonah, threw him into the sea, and the sea stopped its raging.” (Jonah 1:15)

God

“For You had cast me into the deep, Into the heart of the seas, And the current engulfed me. All Your breakers and billows passed over me.” (Jonah 2:3)

(All 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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Since this is Christmas Eve I thought I gather in one post what contradictions I dealt with surrounding the account of the Birth of Jesus from the bigger lists of Bible Contradictions we have refuted.  The following are from the last two years.  Lord willing I plan to add more posts to the list for next Christmas!

Here’s the listing:

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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Can the devil capture us at will?

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

Yes

“and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, having been held captive by him to do his will.” (2 Timothy 2:26)

No

“Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” (James 4:7)

(All 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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As of last week we have refuted fifty alleged Bible contradictions.  Lord willing I would be writing more of these kinds of posts.  Eventually when I have more written I’m going to have to get them organized under a Scriptural Index to make them more accessible.  Below are simply the listings of what I have done thus far:

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Judges 19 is a strange passage.  Yet it is in God’s Word.  So there’s a purpose God has for instructing us with it.  I’m convinced that the strange passages in Scriptures are passages that is worth our time studying more deeply to figure out what’s going on; and often when one dig more deeply there are gold in the passage.  I think of the example of Genesis 22 where Abraham was going to sacrifice his son Issac which you can check out a sermon here that puts in context of redemptive history and leave you worshipping God.

Similarly Judges 19 in its context teaches us some important truths about the darkness of man’s depravity.

A brother in my church shared me this wonderful message titled “You Didn’t Hear This One In Sunday School – The Levite & His Concubine.”  The preacher did a good job explaining the text.  Check out this sermon from Youtube:

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Haven’t done one of these posts answering Bible contradictions in a while.  If you are interested in our other posts dealing with Bible contradictions see our Collection of Posts Responding to Bible Contradictions.

For today’s post will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: What is God’s name?

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

Jehovah

“God spoke further to Moses and said to him, “I am the Lord; 3 and I appeared to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, as [a]God Almighty, but by My name, Lord, I did not make Myself known to them.’” (Exodus 6:2-3)

Jealous

“for you shall not worship any other god, for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God—” (Exodus 34:14)

Jah

“To shoot [a]from concealment at the blameless; Suddenly they shoot at him, and do not fear.” (Psalm 64:4)

I am

God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM”; and He said, “Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, I AM has sent me to you.’” (Exodus 3:14)

(All 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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