I have been worrying about these contradictions in the bie so I thought for a while and decided to bring it to the public for proper advice please I don't understand this can all this be true
1.Thou shalt not kill. —Exodus 20:13
Thus sayeth the Lord God of Israel, Put every man his sword by his side. and slay every man his brother…companion…neighbor.—Exodus 32:27.
2.The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up. —Revelation 8:7
And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads. —Revelation 9:43.
Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord. —Proverbs 12:22The Lord hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these thy prophets, and the Lord hath spoken evil concerning thee. —I Kings 22:23
4.And in the fifth month, on the seventh day of the month…Nebuzaradan…came…unto Jerusalem… —2 Kings 25:8
…in the fifth month, in the tenth day of the month…came Nebuzaradan…into Jerusalem… —Jeremiah 52:12
5.For by grace are ye saved through faith…not of works. —Ephesians 2:8,9
Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only. —James 2:24
6.Jehoiachin was eighteen years old when he began to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem three months. —2 Kings
7.Moreover of the children of the strangers that do sojourn among you, of them shall ye buy…and they shall be your possession…they shall be your bondmen forever. —Leviticus 25:45-46
Undo the heavy burdens…let the oppressed go free,…break every yoke. —Isaiah 58:6
8.For I am the Lord; I change not. —Malachi 3:6And the Lord repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his people. —Exodus 32:14
9.For I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation. —Exodus 20:5
The Lord is good to all. —Psalms 145:9
10.No man hath seen God at any time. —John 1:18For I have seen God face to face. —Genesis 32:30
I will be waiting for your answers in the comment section.thanks all
Well, first and foremost I will tell you that the Bible is not like any other book. It was written and inspired by the Holy Spirit. For you to understand a verse in the bible, you have to read the whole chapter so as to understand how it applies to its context. For you to understand a chapter, read it's preceding chapters as well as the chapters that follows. In doing this let your understanding be based on the what the spirit is saying and not what you presume to be true. Beware of the letters. It is the spirit that giveth life. Stay blessed like you've always been.
It takes the Holy spirit to interpret Bible Bro. You shouldn't just pick a verse and feel confused, but first of all pray and seek for knowledge and wisdom to interpret what the Lord is saying.
Most of the times, there used to be something attached before those statements comes about so go through everything.
First of all I would like to say that the Bible can't contradict it's words because our God never changes,so all these verses need to be pondered upon well and allow the Holy Spirit the Divine interpreter to guide you through.
Most mysteries are not understood through rationalization or logic but rather through intuition and awakened consciousness. Again, many of the examples you cited were taken out of the full context. You have to realize that not every detail surrounding an event or incident in the bible was recorded otherwise the world would not have accommodated all the books that would have been written. Therefore when reading the bible, try and look for the 'substance', the 'spirit' in the message and not just the 'letter'. Finally, ask for wisdom and inner guidance from Higher beings, from your angels, from 'Divine Spirit' or 'God' by constant meditation and inward reflection, for they are always ready to assist and guide you.
The truth is that God is not an author of confusion, but by the help of the holy spirit we will get to understand it more so in this aspect I think you have to read the scriptures again while u ask God for the spirit of understanding.
Most mysteries are not understood through rationalization or logic but rather through intuition and awakened consciousness. Again, many of the examples you cited were taken out of the full context. You have to realize that not every detail surrounding an event or incident in the bible was recorded otherwise the world would have accommodated all the books that would have been written. ......
The first thing you should know is that the bible is very different from any other literature. It is inspired by the Holy Spirit and only one who has the holy spirit in him can be able to comprehend what is in it. You can't just pick two verses and start using human knowledge to explain them. The foolishness of God is wiser than the highest wisdom of man.
Let the Holy spirit guide you when you read the Bible. Know that there are different contexts and situations that situations in the Holy Bible also. The Bible has no contradictions, it just requires you to be deeply connected with the spirit of God to understand the secrets men will not understand
I promise you that no one can give you the answer you really need or let me say want. It is the spirit of God in you that reveals to you the truth and teaches you all you need to know. You just have to sit down with the word and focus on the so called contradictions for better understanding
I believe while meditating on the word of God (the Bible), we should know that God speaks in diverse ways, in this scripture He might say something and another verse He's saying another thing according to the situation at hand, so do not get confused while studying the Bible, just ask for divine interpretation
When reading your bible it should not be read as a book or novel but rather as God speaking. This scriptures are different from different testament and from different accounts so there's nothing contradictory about any of them because if you read diligently then u will see that God's word is straightforward, also pray for the discernment spirit to differentiate between words of christ in red and story account of events happened in the scriptures