Friday, July 21, 2006

Self-Contradictions (Cont.)

After posting the first part of the Theological Doctrines section, I noticed it seemed a bit bare. So, in the spirit of bettering my work, I'll be adding commentary explaining the circumstances behind each of the biblical passages to all of my 'Self-Contradiction Posts,' as well as compiling them into an article for easier viewing. This is soon to come, as is the majority of my work, so be sure to check back. For now, I'll leave you to your own devices for finding the contradictions, I assure you it isn't difficult. Now, let's finish the Part I of the 4 Part series; Self-Contradictions of the Bible.

[Principle/Example Contradiction]
16->God's anger is fierce and endures long; "For I have kindled a fire in mine anger which shall burn forever." Jer. 17:4 (E)
16->God's anger is slow and endures but for a moment; "His anger endureth but for a moment." Psalms 30:5 (P)

[Principle/Example Contradiction]
17->God commands, approves of and delights in burnt offerings, sacrifices, and holy days; "And the priest shall burn it all on the altar to be a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savor unto the Lord." Lev. 1:9 (P)
17->God disapproves of, and has no pleasure in burnt offerings, sacrifices, and holy days; "For I spake not unto your fathers, nor commanded them in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, concerning burnt offerings or sacrifices." Jer. 7:22, "Your burnt offerings are not acceptable, nor your sacrifices sweet unto me." Jer. 6:20 (E)

[Principle/Example Contradiction]
18->God accepts human sacrifice; "The King [David] took the two sons of Rizpah,... and the five sons of Michal;...and he delivered them into the hands of the Gibeonites, and they hanged them in the hill before the Lord....And after that God was entreated for the land." 2 Samuel 21: 8, 9, 14 (E)
18->God forbids human sacrifice; "Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following them [the Gentile nations];... for every abomination to the Lord which he hateth have they done unto their gods; for even their sons and their daughters have they burnt in the fire to their gods." Deut. 12: 30, 31 (P)

[Example/Principle/Principle Contradiction]
19->God Tempts Men; "And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham." Genesis 22:1, "Lead us not into temptation." Matt 6:13 (E)(P)
19->God Tempts no Man; "Let no may say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God; for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man." James 1:13 (P)

[Principle Contradiction]
20->God Cannot Lie; "It is impossible for God to lie." Hebrews 6:18 (P)
20->God lies by Proxy; He sends forth lying spirits to deceive; "And if the prophet be deceived when he hath spoken a thing, I the Lord have deceived that prophet." Ezek 14:9 (P)

[Principle/Example Contradiction]
21->Because of man's wickedness God destroys him; "And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually....And the Lord said I will destroy man whom I have created." Genesis 6: 5, 7 (E)
21->Because of Man's wickedness God will NOT destroy him; "And the Lord said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I smite any more every living thing." Genesis 8:21 (P)

[Principle Contradiction]
22-> God's attributes are revealed in his works; "For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead." Romans 1:20 (P)
22->God's attributes cannot be discovered; "There is no searching his understanding." Isaiah 40:28 (P)

[Principle/Example Contradiction]
23->There is but one God; "The Lord our God is one Lord." Deut. 6:4 (P)
23->There is a plurality of Gods; "And God said let US make man in OUR image." Genesis 1:26 (E)

Thanks for reading. I'm really enjoying my revisit to this book, hopefully I'll get around to posting the final draft of the Theological Doctrines section, be sure to check back. Also, Demanding Reason (DR) will be widely expanding our potential by moving to a .com name within the next month or so. In addition to that, more sections are to come as well, so let us know if you're interested in contributing articles or columns on a particular relevant subject,
Til next time,

-Arjuous

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