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Errors and Contradictions In The Bible


    In this section of the  site we will look into contradiction among Paul, Jesus, and God.  We will try to bring to your attention  some of the Errors contained in the Bible.  Some may be able to be passed off as numerical transcription  errors.  Others should raise questions in your mind as to the  validity of the contents in what is considered by many as the word of God.  Many will say  the Bible contains no errors or contradictions, but this is not so.


Paul Contradicts Jesus


Concerning Justification


Rom 3:24  Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

Rom 3:25  Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;

Rom 3:26  To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.

Rom 3:27  Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.

Rom 3:28  Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.

Rom 5:9  Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.


Mat 12:37  For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.


Concerning Trespasses:


Rom 4:24  But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead;

Rom 4:25  Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.



Mat 6:14  For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:

Mat 6:15  But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.


Concerning  Cost of Eternal Life:


Rom 6:23  For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Mat 19:29  And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.


Concerning The True Gospel:


1 Co 2:13  Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.

Gal 1:12  For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.


Joh 17:14  I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

Joh 17:15  I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.

Joh 17:16  They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

Joh 17:17  Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.


Concerning The Lords Return:


Rom 13:12  The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the Armour of light.


Luk 21:8  And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.


Concerning The God Of The Dead:


Rom 14:9  For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.


Luk 20:38  For he is not a God of the dead, but of the living: for all live unto him.


Concerning The Law:


Rom 10:4  For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.


Mat 5:17  Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

Mat 5:18  For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one title shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.


Concerning Your Father:


1 Co 4:15  For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.


Mat 23:9  And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.


Concerning Teachers:


1 Ti 2:7  Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity.

2 Ti 1:11  Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles.


Mat 23:8  But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.


Concerning Basis of Judgement:


Rom 2:12  For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;


Joh 12:48  He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.


Concerning Dying:


1 Co 15:31  I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.


Joh 11:26  And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?


Concerning Commandments And Eternal Life:


Rom 7:9  For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died.

Rom 7:10  And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be unto death.


Mat 19:17  And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.


Blatant Errors And/Or Contradictions.


The  following is an error not easily explained, for NO where in Jeremiah does he speak of  thirty pieces of silver.  I t can be found in Zechariah however


Mat 27:9  Then that which was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled, saying, "And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of Him who had been priced, whom they of the children of Israel valued,

Zec 11:12  And I said unto them, If ye think good, give me my price; and if not, forbear. So they weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver.

Zec 11:13  And the LORD said unto me, Cast it unto the potter: a goodly price that I was prized at of them. And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and cast them to the potter in the house of the LORD.


There some major contradictions concerning the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus (they can;t all be correct)  as follows:


1.  Who carried the cross?  Matthew 27:32, Mark 15:21,  and Luke (23:26 agree that it was Simon of Cyrene; however, in John 19:17 ONLY Jesus himself carried the Cross.


2.  On what day of the month did the crucifixion occur?  Matthew 26:: 20-30, Mark 14: 17-25, and Luke 22:14-23 agree it was tie 15th day of Nissan, only John 13 1, 29. 12:28, 19:12 has it occurring on the 14th day of Nissan.


3.  What were the last words of Jesus?  Matthew 27:46, and Mark 15:34 agree it was “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?”.  Luke 43:46 says it was “Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit.”.  John has it as “It is finished.”.  All three can’t be right.


4.  Did the thieves crucified with Jesus believe in him?  Matthew 27:44 and Mark 15:32 agree neither of them believed in Jesus.  Luke 23:39-41 has one believing in him.  Nothing is mentioned in John..


5.  Who and when were the spices prepared?  Nothing is mentioned in Matthew.  Mark 16:1 has Mary prepared them after the Sabbath was over. Luke 23:56 has Mary preparing them before the Sabbath started.  John 19:39 has Nicodemus preparing them before the Sabbath and not Mary.


6.  Was the sun up when the tomb was first visited?  Matthew 28:1 has it was toward dawn.  Mark 16:2 has that they came after the sun had risen..  Luke 24:1 says it was early dawn.  John 20:1 has Mary coming while it was still dark.


7.  Although Jesus prophesied he would be in the tomb 3 days and 3 night as in Matthew 12:40 .  What do the Gospels say? About how long he was in the tomb and how many people went to the tomb?  Matthew 28:1 has 3 days and 2 nights with Mary Magdalene and the other Mary going to the tomb.  Mark 16:2 agrees with Matthew and adds Salome.  Luke 24:1 aggress with Matthew but adds Joanna, and other women.  John 20:1 has 2 days and 2 nights and only Mary Magdalene going.


8.  Was the stone removed when the women arrived at the tomb?  Matthew 28:1-2 Not until the women arrived was the stone removed.  Mark 16:4  the stone had been removed.  Luke 24:2 agrees with Mark.  John 20:1 agrees with both Mark and Luke.


9,  How many angels were  at the tomb when Marry arrived and what were they doing?  Matthew 28:2  one angel sitting on the stone.  Mark 16:5  one sitting inside the tomb on the right side.  Luke 24;4  two standing by the women inside the tomb.  John 20:1-2 none at Mary’s first visit and tow on here second 20 1:12 sitting inside the tomb, one at the head and one at the foot of where Jesus had been laid.


10.  Who  does Mary meet first after seeing the angels?   Matthew 28:9 Jesus.  Mark 16:9  Jesus.  Luke 24:19  The disciples.  John 20:11 Jesus.



11.  Who does Jesus make his fist appearance to and where after the resurrection?   Matthew 28:9 the two Marys on the way to Jerusalem   .  Mark 16:8-9 only Mary Magdalene sometime after leaving the tomb.  Luke 24:13 -18 Cleopas and another on the way to Emmaus.  John 20:1, 11-14 at the tomb and only to Mary Magdalene.  


12,  After the resurrection, how times does Jesus appear?  Matthew 28:9-10, 28:16-17 twice.  Mark 16:9, 16:12, 16:14 three times.  Luke 24:13-18, 24:36 twice.  John 20:14,20:19, 20:26, 21:1 four times.  Now not to be outdone Paul claims six times  1 co 15:5-8.  


The stories concerning the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus are perhaps the most contradictory and controversial and should raise questions in your mind concerning the validity of these stories.  Now let us look at a few more interesting facts as recorded in the Bible.


More Errors And/Or contradictions


 Who is the father of Joseph?

Mat 1:16  and Jacob the father of Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom Jesus was born, who is called Christ.

Luk 3:23  Jesus, when he began his ministry, was about thirty years of age, being the son (as was supposed) of Joseph, the son of Heli.   


Sins of the father?

Isa 14:21  Prepare slaughter for his sons because of the guilt of their fathers, lest they rise and possess the earth, and fill the face of the world with cities."

Deu 24:16  "Fathers shall not be put to death because of their children, nor shall children be put to death because of their fathers. Each one shall be put to death for his own sin.


How did Judas Die?

Act 1:17  For he was numbered with us, and had obtained part of this ministry.

Act 1:18  Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out.

Mat 27:3  Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,

Mat 27:4  Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that.

Mat 27:5  And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.


Can God be seen or not?

Gen 32:30  And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.

Exo 33:11  And the LORD spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend. And he turned again into the camp: but his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, departed not out of the tabernacle.

Exo 33:23  And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen.

Exo 33:20  And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.

Joh 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.

1Ti 6:16  Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honor and power everlasting. Amen.


Does God tempt?

Gen 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.

Jas 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:


Ascend to Heaven?

2 Ki 2:11  And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.

Joh 3:13  And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.


What about Good deeds?

Mat 5:16  Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Mat 6:3  But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:

Mat 6:4  That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.


Does God Change?

Mal 3:6  For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.

Jon 3:10  And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil, that he had said that he would do unto them; and he did it not.

Gen 6:6  And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.


What did Jesus drink while on the cross?

Mat 27:34  They gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink.

Mar 15:23  And they gave him to drink wine mingled with myrrh: but he received it not.


What does God say about punishment?

ze 18:20  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.

Exo 20:5  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;


What about the resurrecting  of the dead?

Job 7:9  As the cloud is consumed and vanisheth away: so he that goeth down to the grave shall come up no more.

Joh 5:28  Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,

Joh 5:29  And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.


Genealogical Error?

Luk 3:35  Which was the son of Saruch, which was the son of Ragau, which was the son of Phalec, which was the son of Heber, which was the son of Sala,

Luk 3:36  Which was the son of Cainan, which was the son of Arphaxad, which was the son of Sem, which was the son of Noe, which was the son of Lamech,

Gen 10:22  The children of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram.

Gen 10:23  And the children of Aram; Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Mash.

Gen 10:24  And Arphaxad begat Salah; and Salah begat Eber.


Speaking of genealogy, if one believes the story on how Jesus was conceived, then the only viable genealogy of Jesus is only two steps GOD begets Jesus.  There is absolutely no need for any further genealogy on Joseph, his now supposed step father which would mean nothing to Jesus according to Jewish tradition.  Besides Matthew provides 23 generations from Jesus to David whereas Luke has 46 generations from Jesus to David.  Now really how is this possible?




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