IS THE BIBLE GOD’S WORD???
As a Christian, I held the bible in high regard believing it to be the perfect word of God. Little did I know that the bible consists of contradictions, errors, discrepancies, anachronisms and absurdities. May Allah[SWT] grant Sheikh Maulana M. Rahmatullah Kairanvi and Sheikh Ahmed Deedat the highest ranks in Jannah.
Christian scholars, evangelists, and missionaries do claim the Bible is the word of God. This is perhaps the greatest lie told in history and blasphemy at its climax. The plight of Christians worldwide is pitiable because not only do most of them believe that the bible is the word of God without a careful study of the bible but those who even studied the bible try to invent lies to defend what is not defendable.
The Bible says in 1corinthians14:33, “For God is not a God of confusion but of peace…”.If God does not author confusion, we should not expect His book to be full of contradictions. Let us have a look at contradictions in the bible.
CONTRADICTIONS IN THE BIBLE
2samuel 24:9 versus 1chronicles21:5
2samuel24:9 says, and Joab gave up the number of the people unto the king and there were in Israel eight hundred thousand valiant men that drew the sword and the men of
Judah were five hundred thousand men.
While 1chronicles21:5 says; and Joab gave the sum of the people unto David and all they of Israel were a thousand thousand and an hundred thousand men that drew sword: and Judah was four hundred and three score and ten thousand men that drew sword.
In these two verses, we have a difference of three hundred thousand in the number of the Israelites while the difference in the number of the people of Judah is thirty thousand. The discrepancy in these verses amounts to a great contradiction in the number of the people yet Christians want us to believe God revealed these two verses that contradict each other
2kings 8:26 versus 2chronicles22:2
In 2kings8:26, Ahaziah was reported to have started to reign when he was age 22 and he reigned one year in Jerusalem
In contrast to 2kings8:26, 2chronicles22:2 says that Ahaziah began to reign when he was age 42.
The contradiction is so glaring, no doubt. 2chronicles 22:2 is obviously wrong because Jehoram, Ahazia’s father died at age 40 and Ahaziah started to reign immediately after his father’s death. If 2chronicles22:2 is not wrong, then the Ahaziah is two years older than Jehoram [his father] which is absurd. However, modern bible versions like the New International Version, have corrected this error.
2samuel24:13 versus 1chronicles 21:12
2samuel 24:13 says: “so Gad came to David, and told him, and said unto him, shall seven years of famine come unto thee in thy land?
While the same incident was reported in 1chronicles 21:12; “either three years famine or …..”
The contradiction here is quite obvious due to the fact that the former statement mentions 7years while the latter statement says three years, each statement reporting the same event.
2kings24:8 versus 2chronicles36:9
In 2kings 8:28, Jehoiachin was reported to have begun to reign when he was eighteen years of age whereas, in 2chronicle36:9, Jehoiachin began to reign when he was eight years old. we have a contradiction that is axiomatic here that does not need the help of holy spirit to understand.
2Samuel 23:8 versus 1chronicle11:11
“These be the names of the mighty men whom David had: the Tachomite that sat in the seat, chief among the captains; the same was Adino the Eznite: he lift up his spear against eight hundred, whom he slew at one time
1chronicle 11: 11 says;
“And this is the number of the mighty men whom David had ; Hashobeam, and Hachomite, the chief of the captains; he lifted up his spear against three hundred slain by him at one time
Here we have a serious and clear contradictions that is enough to disregard the bible as being the word of God. Christians need to start reasoning!
Exodus 9:6 versus Exodus9:20-21
The author of exodus recorded in verse 6 of exodus chapter 9 that;
“And the lord did that thing on the morrow, and all the cattle of Egypt died: but of the cattle of the children of Israel died not one”.
Now the same author recorded in verses 19-20 of this same chapter that:
“He that feared the word of the lord among the servants of Pharaoh made his servants and cattle flee into the house”
“He that feared not the word of the Lord left his servants and cattle in the field.
This discrepancy needs no further comment. Christians may try to argue that the servants of Pharaoh mentioned in verses 19 and 20 were Israelites, not Egyptians. This argument is weak because the Israelites were slaves in Egypt then and they could not have had their own cattle not to talk of servants. The verses mentioned that these servants had servants and cattle.