The Bible is flawless

Does the Bible contain errors, contradictions, or inconsistencies?



If you read the Bible, word for word, without reservation for error, you will find that it is a cohesive, consistent, and relatively easy to read book. Of course it also contains difficult passages. There are also verses that seem to contradict each other. We must not forget that the Bible was written by around 40 different authors over a period of approximately 1500 years. Each writer had a different style, wrote from a different perspective, to a different audience, and for a different reason. Hence, we should expect differences! But a difference is not a contradiction. It is only a mistake if there is absolutely no conceivable way in which the passages or verses can be reconciled. Even if there is not an immediate answer, it does not mean that the answer does not exist. Many found an alleged mistake in the Bible relating to history or geography, only to find that the Bible was right when more archaeological finds were discovered.

On our English website we often get questions like "Explain how these verses don't contradict each other!" or "Look, there is a mistake in the Bible here!" Granted, some of the things people are saying are difficult to answer. It is our claim that there are viable and intellectually plausible answers to every alleged contradiction or error in the Bible. There are books and websites that point out "all the errors in the Bible". Most people get their ammunition from these references - they won't find the alleged faults alone. There are also books and websites that refute each and every one of these alleged mistakes. The saddest part is that most of the people who attack the Bible aren't really interested in the answers - all they want to do is attack. Many “Bible attackers” even know the answers. But they continue to use the same old attacks.

So what should you do if someone comes up to you with an alleged error in the Bible? 1. Prayerfully study the scriptures and see if there is an easy solution. 2. Do research with good Bible commentaries, "Bible Defense Books," and Biblical research pages. 3. Ask your pastor / church leader to see if there is a solution. 4. If there is still no clear answer after the first three steps, trust God that His Word is true and that there is an explanation that has simply not yet been recognized (2 Timothy 2:15; 3:16-17) .

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Does the Bible contain errors, contradictions, or inconsistencies?
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