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Old 08-13-2001, 06:10 PM   #1
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I'm looking for pieces in Bible that obviously look contradictory. Could you please post them here, and tell us why they are contradictory?
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Old 08-13-2001, 06:45 PM   #2
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Ezek. 18:20
The soul that sins shall die. The son shall not suffer for the iniquity of the father, nor the father suffer for the iniquity of the son; the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon himself.
2 Sam.12:13 to 18
David said to Nathan, "I have sinned against the LORD." And Nathan said to David, "The LORD also has put away your sin; you shall not die. Nevertheless, because by this deed you have utterly scorned the LORD, the child that is born to you shall die." Then Nathan went to his house. And the LORD struck the child that Uri'ah's wife bore to David, and it became sick. David therefore besought God for the child; and David fasted, and went in and lay all night upon the ground. And the elders of his house stood beside him, to raise him from the ground; but he would not, nor did he eat food with them. On the seventh day the child died. And the servants of David feared to tell him that the child was dead; for they said, "Behold, while the child was yet alive, we spoke to him, and he did not listen to us; how then can we say to him the child is dead? He may do himself some harm."
In the first quote, God says that the son will not suffer for the sins of the father. In the second quote, God kills the son of David, for David's sin. (Killing Uri'ah and sleeping with his wife.)

Also there is:
1 Kings 11:9 to 12
And the LORD was angry with Solomon, because his heart had turned away from the LORD, the God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice, and had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should not go after other gods; but he did not keep what the LORD commanded. Therefore the LORD said to Solomon, "Since this has been your mind and you have not kept my covenant and my statutes which I have commanded you, I will surely tear the kingdom from you and will give it to your servant. Yet for the sake of David your father I will not do it in your days, but I will tear it out of the hand of your son.
Here, Solomon sins, but because of God's love for David, Solomon's son is to be punished instead!
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Old 08-13-2001, 06:50 PM   #3
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Originally posted by techker:
<STRONG>I'm looking for pieces in Bible that obviously look contradictory. Could you please post them here, and tell us why they are contradictory?</STRONG>
1 Kings 9:23
They were also the chief officials in charge of Solomon's projects--550 officials supervising the men who did the work.

2 Chronicles 8:10
They were also King Solomon's chief officials--two hundred and fifty officials supervising the men.

This is a contradiction if ever there was one.

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Old 08-13-2001, 06:58 PM   #4
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Why don't you just hop over to McKinnsey's website:

Biblical Errancy

And pick up thousands, along with explanations? You can choose to your heart's content, and as an added bonus, you can read the threats of violence in the letters from Bible worshippers.

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Old 08-15-2001, 12:31 AM   #5
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Thanks Michael. That's such a great site!!!!
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