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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.



Are There Dinosaurs in the Bible?

The topic of dinosaurs in the Bible is part of a larger ongoing debate within the Christian community over the age of the earth, the proper interpretation of Genesis, and how to interpret the physical evidences we find all around us. (read more)



Are Alleged Bible Contradictions a Barrier for You or Someone You Know?

Bible contradictions -- the alleged inaccuracies and errors that fill today's Bible translations -- are a major intellectual barrier for many skeptics. It's remarkable how many critics refer to their "list" of contradictions when they reject the Bible, but have never read the Bible itself. Of course, if the Bible does contain inaccuracies, it would show that those parts of scripture could not have come from a Divine source. However, it's very convenient to accuse the Bible of errors and contradictions, but it's a different matter to prove it. (read more)



Reading the Bible with Misplaced Expectations

“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)



Could Noah's Ark Hold All the Animals?

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)



Do the Genealogies of Jesus in Matthew and Luke Contradict Each Other?

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)



The Bible: Inspired by God?

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)



Introduction to Bible Difficulties and Bible Contradictions

Bible difficulties, or apparent Bible contradictions, exist. The opponents of Christianity often use them in their attempts to discredit Christianity.  (read more)

Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry

Bible Difficulties · Genesis--Deuteronomy · Joshua--Esther · Job--Song of Solomon · Isaiah--Malachi · Matthew--Mark · Luke, John, and Acts.  (read more)

Bible Difficulties / Come Reason Ministries

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)

How Do I Handle Bible Difficulties?

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)


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