Answers to Bible Difficulties
Are you frustrated because you don't understand apparent Bible contradictions? Or is someone you know seeking God but hesitant to believe because they're not convinced of biblical inerrancy? Find explanations for perceived Bible contradictions or errors from a variety of sources including Focus on the Family. These helpful insights will strengthen your faith and give you links to share with others who are dealing with Bible difficulties.
“The Bible is full of contradictions.”
So say many critics of God’s Word. When asked to provide examples, however, critics often reveal a gross misunderstanding of the writers’ purposes, according to Douglas S. Huffman, a contributor to In Defense of the Bible: A Comprehensive Apologetic for the Authority of Scripture.
While alleged contradictions come in many forms, one of the most common is that of misplaced expectations; that is, critics approach the Bible from angles that are foreign to the author’s intent. (read more)
One issue that is often raised against Christianity is Noah's Ark and the Flood. Did it really happen? Did the flood really cover the whole world? Is there enough water on earth to cover all the land? Could the ark really hold two of every kind of animal in the world? Though these might be intimidating questions, the answer to each is a resounding, "Yes." (read more)
At first blush, the genealogies of Matthew and Luke appear to be contradictory. In reality, the genealogies are ingeniously constructed to highlight different aspects of the person and work of Jesus Christ. (read more)
Is the Bible inspired? Christians claim it is. If that is so, then where is the evidence for its inspiration? Simply saying it is inspired isn't enough. Let's see some facts.
First of all, we must understand the inspiration of the Bible is in reference to the original documents, not the copies. Christianity holds that the original writings, the autographs, were without error in everything they address. It is not the copies that are inspired. What we have are copies of inspired documents and the truth is, some copying errors have woven themselves into some of the biblical copies. However, this does not mean that the Bible is not trustworthy. (read more)
Bible difficulties, or apparent Bible contradictions, exist. The opponents of Christianity often use them in their attempts to discredit Christianity. (read more)
Bible Difficulties · Genesis--Deuteronomy · Joshua--Esther · Job--Song of Solomon · Isaiah--Malachi · Matthew--Mark · Luke, John, and Acts. (read more)
Although the Bible contains sixty-six books written over thousands of years, it shows remarkable consistency. Here, we examine some of the supposed contradictions that have been offered to disprove the Bible. (read more)
Theologically liberal approaches to the Bible often simply accept contradictions as part of a flawed record. But if the Bible is God's Word, and if God is all knowing and all powerful, it stands to reason we should be able to trust the Bible. (read more)