Contradictions in the Bible


The rich cannot enter heaven; the kingdom of God is for the poor – Luke 6:20, Matt 19:24, James 5:1

God rewards by bestowing wealth and disciples can be rich – Job 42:10, Matt 27:57

Satan entered Judas at the last supper – John 13:27 Satan entered Judas before the last supper – Luke 22:1-3

Food offered to idols should be avoided – Acts 15:29

It is of no importance if food offered to idols is eaten – 1 Cor 8:1,4,7,8

It was those who accused Jesus and were responsible for his death who buried him – Acts 13:27-29

It was Joseph of Arimathea, a disciple, who buried Jesus – Matt 27:59-60

Christ is the only master – Matt 23:10

Employers are masters – Eph 6:5,9

There were six generations inclusive between Joram and Jotham – 1 Chron 3:11-12

There were three generations inclusive between Joram and Jotham – Matt 1:8-9

Jesus’ home was at Capernaum – Mark 1:9,24, 2:1 Jesus’ home was in Judea – John 4:43-45

  1. In John, Jesus leaves Jerusalem in Judea and goes to Galilee because “a prophet has no honour in his own country” – therefore Judea must have been his home country – contradicting Mark.

Believers will be deceived into leaving the faith – 1 Tim 4:1, Heb 6:4-6, Gal 3:1, Rev 2:5

God will protect believers from being led astray – Psa 31:23, 37:28,32,33, John 10:27-29

Jesus never changes – Heb 13:8

Jesus does change – he dwelt with the Father (John 17:5), was born an infant with human weaknesses (Luke 2:7,52),

became separated from God (Matt 27:46), then died (Matt 27:50), was then in Hades (Acts 2:31), was then raised from the dead in a glorified body (1 Cor 15:45) and ascended into heaven where he mediates (1 John 2:1, 1 Tim 2:5)

Moses was inarticulate – Ex 4:10

Moses was articulate – Acts 7:22

Only God is to be called ‘father’ – Matt 23:9

Various people can be called ‘father’ – 1 Cor 10:1, Eph 6:1-4, 1 John 2:13-14, Matt 15:4

Jesus prayed to God to be saved from death, and he was heard – Heb 5:7

Jesus prayed to God to be saved from death and was not heard (ie. he was executed the next day) – Luke 22:41,42,44,47,54, 23:33

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