Today’s post will tackle another question that the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: What did the Centurion call Jesus when he died?
Here are the two answers which the skeptic believes shows a Bible contradiction:
The Son of God.
When the centurion, who was standing right in front of Him, saw the way He breathed His last, he said, “Truly this man was the Son of God!” (Mark 15:39)
Now the centurion, and those who were with him keeping guard over Jesus, when they saw the earthquake and the things that were happening, became very frightened and said, “Truly this was the Son of God!” (Matthew 27:54)
A righteous man.
Now when the centurion saw what had happened, he began praising God, saying, “Certainly this man was innocent.”
(All Scriptural quotation comes from the New American Standard Bible)
Here’s a closer look at whether or not there is a contradiction: