TRUTH OF THE GOSPEL MINISTRY
WE EXAMINE WHAT ARE CALLED CONTRADICTIONS IN GOD’S WORD
(John 17:17 [KJV])
Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
God’s word is truth. Here TTGM examines what some call contradictions and seek to explain them by the word. The word of TRUTH. The following “contradictions” were presented to TTGM by “American Atheists”.
Biblical Contradictions – written by American Atheist and submitted to TTGM.
It is a central dogma of all fundamental Christians that the Bible is without error. They teach this conclusion by “reasoning” that god cannot be the author of false meaning and he cannot lie. Is this true? If written by a perfect being, then it must not contradict itself, as a collection of books written by different men at different times over many centuries would be expected to contradict each other. With this in mind, let us have a look at the Bible on several subjects.
Response to the above paragraph: TTGM will first establish how we will approach this study.
1. We will only use scripture that is close to the original spoken word. TTGM will use the King James Version, this is the version that is translated closest to the original language. Listen to presentation 1 where an NIV senior editor talks about the Biblical books that are closest to the original language.
2. The golden rule: We will only use scripture to interpret scripture.
We begin with the first topic.
The End of the World:
(Matt 16:28 [KJV])
Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.
TTGM Comments on Matt 16:28:
When Yeshua (Jesus) said “there will be some standing here”, did He mean the people that were there at that time, or did He mean in the future to come? Since there are no words used to make this group He was speaking to exclusive (eg: if He had said, “there be some of you standing here”), we are safe to interpret the text to mean that He meant at a future point in time. Here in the following verse He speaks of His coming and uses the words, “in those days”. Our Lord knew full well that the people He spoke about will be living “in those days” and not in that period He spoke. It is written.
(Mark 13:24 [KJV])
But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light,
(Luke 21:32-33 [KJV])
Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled. 33 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.
TTGM Comments on Luke 21:32-33:
This verse is a known prophetic parable about the Fig Tree (Israel is represented by the fig tree). It was not the generation of our Lord at that time but it was the generation of the Fig Tree when it was to shoot forth in our time (1948 marked the fulfillment of this prophecy with the rebirth of the nation Israel – Watch this Presentation that describes the rebirth of Israel.
The two verses can clearly be interpreted to future people living beyond the time of the witnesses that heard our Lord speak.
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(Ezek 18:20 [KJV])
The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.
TTGM Comments on Ezek 18:20:
This verse (20) says that if a father sins and his son does not sin but lives righteously (choice), the iniquity of the father will not come on his son. This is God’s righteous judgment being explained. You will see in the text (verse 19) that God answers the question; why does the son not bear the iniquity of the Father, and then gives the answer. The son lives lawful (choice). It is written before verse 20.
(Ezek 18:18-19 [KJV])
As for his father, because he cruelly oppressed, spoiled his brother by violence, and did that which is not good among his people, lo, even he shall die in his iniquity. 19 Yet say ye, Why? doth not the son bear the iniquity of the father? When the son hath done that which is lawful and right, and hath kept all my statutes, and hath done them, he shall surely live.
If the father sins a son will not bear his iniquity if he (the son) chooses to live righteously before God. However, if a son chooses to live unrighteously he will bear the iniquity of the father.
(Exod 20:5 [KJV])
Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
TTGM Comments on Exod 20:5:
First, we need to understand what “visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children” means.
In the Hebrew visiting means:
Visiting = H6485 פָּקַד paqad (paw-kad’) v.
- to visit (with friendly or hostile intent).
- (by analogy) to oversee, muster, charge, care for, miss, deposit, etc.
You will see that this visit by God only applies to them that hate him (see the end of verse 5). To be clear; God only visits with “hostile” intent, them that hate Him ; to them that are the children of the father. Now look at what God does in the following verse (6); He has mercy on those that love Him and keep His commandments (confirmed in Ezek 18:19). It is written.
(Exod 20:6 [KJV])
And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
These two verses do not contradict each other as indicated by the American Atheists. The iniquity will continue to be visited by God (that started from the father, up until the 3 – 4th generation). This only applies if the children continue their hatred towards God. However, if the children turn from their wicked ways and love God and keep His commandments, God will have mercy on them (the ones that love God). IMPORTANT: Why does it not go to the fifth generation? God puts His hand of deliverance in at this point to stop the cycle of iniquity (sin).
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(Exod 21:23-25 [KJV])
And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life, 24 Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, 25 Burning for burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.
TTGM Comments on Exodus 21:23-25:
This commandment was given when Israel was under the law. The law demanded an “equal” return (penalty) for a wrong/sin done.
(Matt 5:39-40 [KJV])
But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. 40 And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also.
TTGM Comments on Matt 5:39-40:
This commandment was given after the law by Yeshua, it is called a period of GRACE (in Christ we are under grace and not the law). In the face of evil, God has told His children to respond in Love. Why Love? That they (perpetrator) may see that we the people of God live by a higher standard, a standard of forgiveness, compassion, and grace. When they see how we live, they too will be compelled to change and adapt to God’s way. The greatest example shown was when He said, “forgiven them Father, for they know not what they do” (crucifixion day).
Under the law, the people of God were required to carry out its requirements. Judgment was in the hands of imperfect sinful men. When Yeshua came and stepped into time and space; here and now we have the perfect judge. As His children, we are told not to respond as the law required but to set an example that will demonstrate love and compassion that others will see and want to be saved. At the time of the end, Yeshua will judge all. And His judgment will be just.
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The Permanence of Earth:
(Eccl 1:4 [KJV])
One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever.
TTGM Comments on Eccl 1:4:
The earth will indeed abide forever. We now live on the old corrupted earth filled with sin and destruction. In the future, God will do away with this earth and bring into being a new earth. The “earth” in name will indeed abide forever. It is written.
(Rev 21:1 [KJV])
And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
(2Pet 3:10 [KJV])
But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
TTGM Comments on 2Peter 3:10:
This verse confirms that the old earth will be destroyed and a new earth will come into being. If you read on you will see that Peter mentions this. It is written.
(2Pet 3:13-14 [KJV])
Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. 14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.
There is one earth and a new one is coming. The surface and conditions will change but the earth in name will abide forever.
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(Gen 32:30 [KJV])
And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.
TTGM Comments on Gen 32:30:
Jacob saw God manifested as an angel – pre-incarnate Christ (at the encounter with the angel). So what he saw face to face was not God in His fulness, but God as an angel. To see God in His fulness will be death. It is written.
(Exod 33:20 [KJV])
And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.
(John 1:18 [KJV])
No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.
TTGM Comments on John 1:18:
Here John talks about seeing God in His fullness and not as an angel (as Jacob did).
God appeared to man as an angel in the old testament, then he came to earth as a man (Yeshua, the Son of God). We are able to see the angel (pre-incarnate Christ) and the man (Christ the Son) face to face, but God in His fullness should He appear to us, we will not live but die.
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The Sabbath Day:
(Exod 20:8 [KJV])
Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
TTGM Comments on Exod 20:8:
God instructs us to keep the sabbath day holy. Keep the day in memory of Him.
(Rom 14:5 [KJV])
One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.
TTGM Comments on Rom 14:5:
If you read the entire chapter you will see at the start (Rom 14:1) that Paul is comparing people that are weak in the faith. They may have various convictions as we are all at different stages in our walk in the Lord.
There is no contradiction between these two verses. God tells us to keep the Sabbath Holy, while Paul in Romans makes a comparison as to how people see the days and other things such as what they eat etc. You are encouraged to read the entire chapter of Rom 14 for greater clarification.
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(Lev 18:21 [KJV])
And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD.
American Atheists comment – In Judges, though, the tale of Jephthah, who led the Israelites against the Ammonites, is being told. Being fearful of defeat, this good religious man sought to guarantee victory by getting god firmly on his side. So he prayed to god in the following verse.
(Judg 11:30-31 [KJV])
And Jephthah vowed a vow unto the LORD, and said, If thou shalt without fail deliver the children of Ammon into mine hands, 31 Then it shall be, that whatsoever cometh forth of the doors of my house to meet me, when I return in peace from the children of Ammon, shall surely be the LORD’S, and I will offer it up for a burnt offering.
TTGM Comments on Lev 18:21 and Judg 11:30-31:
In Lev 18:21 the commandment is to not pass through the fire to Molech. This a pagan way of sacrifice that the seed of Israel should not do. In Judges (Jud 11:31) Jephthah did something of his own accord. He spoke the word from his mouth and he could not go back on it. This was his folly, nothing to do with God. God gave others the victory and no one vowed to God what Jephthah said. We are warned in scripture to be mindful of what we say. What goes into the belly does not defile us but what corrupts us is what comes out of our mouth.
American Atheists comment – The terms were acceptable to god — remember, he is supposed to be omniscient and know the future — so he gave victory to Jephthah, and the first whatsoever that greeted him upon his glorious return was his daughter, as god surely knew would happen, if god is god. True to his vow, the general made a human sacrifice of his only child to god!.
(Judg 11:38-39 [KJV])
And he said, Go. And he sent her away for two months: and she went with her companions, and bewailed her virginity upon the mountains. 39 And it came to pass at the end of two months, that she returned unto her father, who did with her according to his vow which he had vowed: and she knew no man. And it was a custom in Israel,
TTGM Comments on Judg 11:38-39:
To say the terms were acceptable to God is nothing more than a blank assumption that is cemented on baseless evidence. Never before or after did God requires a human sacrifice to win a battle (Abraham and Isaac is an entirely different story meant to reflect on God’s only Son). Also, nowhere in scripture did God say to Jephthah that his vow was acceptable. God was silent.
Important note: This story of a vow made and kept is strange to the world today. We live in a world that lies have become a common practice. You say one thing and do the next (eg: politicians) and everything is okay. God is Holy and what He says He will do. Men that know God will do the same thing, they will keep their word. Jephthah was such a man.
Jephthah did not transgress the commandment (Lev 18:21). He kept His word (vow) to God by doing what he said he will do.
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Resurrection of the Dead:
(Job 7:9 [KJV])
As the cloud is consumed and vanisheth away: so he that goeth down to the grave shall come up no more.
TTGM Comments on Job 7:9:
The writer of the text is saying that the dead person will not come and go again into his home any more etc. The text is not speaking about the resurrection of the living and the dead. Here is the following verse 10.
(Job 7:10 [KJV])
He shall return no more to his house, neither shall his place know him any more.
(John 5:28 [KJV])
Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,
TTGM Comments on John 5:28:
The text is speaking about the final resurrection.
In Job 7:9 it speaks about a man’s final end in relation to how he lived on earth. In John 5:28 it speaks about the rising of the dead at the voice of God. We that have died will all rise again, some corruptible and the others incorruptible. We will go on for an eternity in either the Kingdom of God or Hell/Lake of Fire.
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(Gen 17:10 [KJV])
This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised.
TTGM Comments on Gen 17:10:
In this verse circumcision is a requirement of the Law. It is for the seed of Abraham and to people that are purchased into the house of Israel.
(Gal 5:2 [KJV])
Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing.
TTGM Comments on Galatians 5:2:
In this chapter, Paul discusses circumcision under the law and compares it with faith.
Under the law, it is the circumcision of the flesh that was required. In the advent of faith, it is now circumcision of the heart that really matters. The point that Paul is making in Galatians is that it is faith that saves us, not the law. You are encouraged to read the entire chapter – Gal 5.
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(Exod 20:12 [KJV])
Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
TTGM Comments on Exod 20:12:
Yes, we must honour our father and mother.
(Luke 14:26 [KJV])
If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
TTGM Comments on Luke 14:26:
In this verse Christ is not literally saying to hate the people in your life but rather in comparison to Him, He should be first before them (family). Putting it another way; Yeshua uses the word hate to demonstrate the distance your loyalty should be in relation to Him and your family.
Luke 14:26 is a demonstration of what Christ expects as to where we place Him in our life when compared to your loved one. This is not a contradiction.
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The Power of God:
(Matt 19:26 [KJV])
But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
TTGM Comments on Matt 19:26:
Yes, there is indeed nothing too hard for God to do.
(Judg 1:19 [KJV])
And the LORD was with Judah; and he drave out the inhabitants of the mountain; but could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley, because they had chariots of iron.
TTGM Comments on Judges 1:19:
Yes, even though God was with His people they could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley.
Was it impossible for the God that is capable of all possibilities to not drive out the inhabitants of the valley? No, the question should be, was it in God’s will that the people in the valley be driven out. When God is with you, it does not mean that He will allow you to win every battle. It all comes down to what the will of God is.
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(Deut 27:22 [KJV])
Cursed be he that lieth with his sister, the daughter of his father, or the daughter of his mother. And all the people shall say, Amen.
(Gen 20:11-12 [KJV])
And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely the fear of God is not in this place; and they will slay me for my wife’s sake. 12 And yet indeed she is my sister; she is the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife.
Why did Abraham marry his sister when the commandment of God said that it is sin?
TTGM Comments on this question.
In the beginning brothers and sisters married each other as it was permitted by God. How else could the human race grow from just two people? When Abraham married his sister Sarrah the law was not yet implemented by God; so it was not sinful when they got together. The law was given later by God after Abraham’s life was over.
Watch this presentation on other supposed contradictions.
WHAT YOU MAY NOT KNOW:
THE BIBLE IS MATHEMATICALLY STRUCTURED:
Every word in the Old Testament (Torah) is arranged in such a way that underlying codes can be found (only by computers can we see them effectively). These codes when revealed show the names of people, when they were born, when they died, the places they lived etc (these people lived long after the scripture was written). There are hundreds of encoded words in the scripture we call the Bible. In fact, one million books were tested for four years and the only book these codes were found in was the Bible.
Read the introduction to the codes.
Watch Presentation 1 (intro to understanding the codes that were found):
Watch presentation 2 on what it took to get approval of the codes from the scientific community.
SCIENCE HAS FOUND EVIDENCE OF LIFE AFTER DEATH:
Science has found that man’s consciousness continues after clinical death. This finding is in keeping with what we already know from the Bible. Man has a spirit that lives on.
Watch presentation 1 on this page (introduction to what science has found). Read and watch on if you want to learn more (pg 1 to 3).
Be blessed in understanding.
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MORE TOPICS OF INTEREST:
Understanding how to gain the gift of ETERNAL LIFE (SALVATION)
Read about the Many (to Hell) and the Few (to God’s Kingdom)
Understanding the Old and New Covenant – Explaining the Gospel
Understanding what is Iniquity (not keeping the commandments of God/Torah)
Why the FEW keep the commandments as written in the Torah (videos – watch the first).
A historical account that explains why the modern church moved away from the Way (the commandments of God) – watch the first video
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