On one occasion, Jesus Christ was correcting the Jews in their practice of light, loose, and indiscriminate making of oaths.
Bible critics, be they atheists, agnostics, Muslims, and so on, want to tell us that there are mistakes, errors, and contradictions in the Bible, not to mention hundreds of thousands of scribal errors. In fact, they would like us to believe that the Bible is filled with such things. They make this claim because ...
In dealing with Bible problems of any kind, whether in factual or in doctrinal matters, it is well to follow appropriate guidelines in determining the solution. How can this be done?
THE BIBLE: ERRORS! CONTRADICTIONS! MISTAKES! Critics claim the Bible is filled with errors, mistakes, and contradictions. Some even speak of thousands of mistakes. The truth is there is ...
If there is no fear of Jehovah, there cannot be any knowledge, for the Father is the Creator of all things and the Author of the inspired, fully inerrant Scriptures. (Rom. 1:20; 2 Tim. 3:16-17)
"PROBLEM: Solomon began his reign as a man who loved the Lord (1 Kings 3:3). Later in his life he began to turn away from following the Lord and did that which was evil in God's sight. How can the writings of an evil man become Scripture?" - Thomas Howe; Norman L. Geisler.
The apostle Paul tells us in Galatians 4:4 that the Father “sent forth his Son, born of a woman.” How did the laws of heredity work with this union of perfection (the life of the Son) with imperfection (the ovum or egg cell in Mary’s womb)?
The Bible tells us in 2 Kings 15:1-7 that the father of Jotham was Azariah, while in 2 Kings 15:32 and 34, we are told that Jotham's father is named Uzziah. The Bible critic would claim that the Bible author made a mistake when he listed two different people as the father of Jotham.
Genesis 1:1-2 inform the reader of the creation of the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:3-31 gives the reader an outline of the six creative days and the basic events and creative activities on those days. Genesis 2:1-3 is some basics on the seventh day, while Genesis 2:4 is a summary verse of the whole six creative days.
IT SEEMS THAT the charge that the Bible contradicts itself has been made more and more in the last 30 years. Generally, those making such claims are merely repeating what they have heard because most have not even read the Bible, let alone done an in-depth study of it. However, we should not set aside all concerns as though they have no merit.