If the Bible was divinely inspired, then why would it have so many really obvious contradictions?



Theological doctrines:

1. God is satisfied with his works
Gen 1:31
God is dissatisfied with his works.
Gen 6:6
2. God dwells in chosen temples
2 Chron 7:12,16
God dwells not in temples
Acts 7:48
3. God dwells in light
Tim 6:16
God dwells in darkness
1 Kings 8:12/ Ps 18:11/ Ps 97:2
4. God is seen and heard
Ex 33:23/ Ex 33:11/ Gen 3:9,10/ Gen 32:30/ Is 6:1/
Ex 24:9-11
God is invisible and cannot be heard
John 1:18/ John 5:37/ Ex 33:20/ 1 Tim 6:16
5. God is tired and rests
Ex 31:17
God is never tired and never rests
Is 40:28
6. God is everywhere present, sees and knows all things
Prov 15:3/ Ps 139:7-10/ Job 34:22,21
God is not everywhere present, neither sees nor knows all
things
Gen 11:5/ Gen 18:20,21/ Gen 3:8
7. God knows the hearts of men
Acts 1:24/ Ps 139:2,3
God tries men to find out what is in their heart
Deut 13:3/ Deut 8:2/ Gen 22:12
8. God is all powerful
Jer 32:27/ Matt 19:26
God is not all powerful
Judg 1:19
9. God is unchangeable
James 1:17/ Mal 3:6/ Ezek 24:14/ Num 23:19
God is changeable
Gen 6:6/ Jonah 3:10/ 1 Sam 2:30,31/ 2 Kings 20:1,4,5,6/
Ex 33:1,3,17,14
10. God is just and impartial
Ps 92:15/ Gen 18:25/ Deut 32:4/ Rom 2:11/ Ezek 18:25
God is unjust and partial
Gen 9:25/ Ex 20:5/ Rom 9:11-13/ Matt 13:12
11. God is the author of evil
Lam 3:38/ Jer 18:11/ Is 45:7/ Amos 3:6/ Ezek 20:25
God is not the author of evil
1 Cor 14:33/ Deut 32:4/ James 1:13
12. God gives freely to those who ask
James 1:5/ Luke 11:10
God withholds his blessings and prevents men from receiving
them
John 12:40/ Josh 11:20/ Is 63:17
13. God is to be found by those who seek him
Matt 7:8/ Prov 8:17
God is not to be found by those who seek him
Prov 1:28
14. God is warlike
Ex 15:3/ Is 51:15
God is peaceful
Rom 15:33/ 1 Cor 14:33
15. God is cruel, unmerciful, destructive, and ferocious
Jer 13:14/ Deut 7:16/ 1 Sam 15:2,3/ 1 Sam 6:19
God is kind, merciful, and good
James 5:11/ Lam 3:33/ 1 Chron 16:34/ Ezek 18:32/ Ps 145:9/
1 Tim 2:4/ 1 John 4:16/ Ps 25:8
16. God's anger is fierce and endures long
Num 32:13/ Num 25:4/ Jer 17:4
God's anger is slow and endures but for a minute
Ps 103:8/ Ps 30:5
17. God commands, approves of, and delights in burnt offerings,
sacrifices ,and holy days
Ex 29:36/ Lev 23:27/ Ex 29:18/ Lev 1:9
God disapproves of and has no pleasure in burnt offerings,
sacrifices, and holy days.
Jer 7:22/ Jer 6:20/ Ps 50:13,4/ Is 1:13,11,12
18. God accepts human sacrifices
2 Sam 21:8,9,14/ Gen 22:2/ Judg 11:30-32,34,38,39
God forbids human sacrifice
Deut 12:30,31
19. God tempts men
Gen 22:1/ 2 Sam 24:1/ Jer 20:7/ Matt 6:13
God tempts no man
James 1:13
20. God cannot lie
Heb 6:18
God lies by proxy; he sends forth lying spirits t deceive
2 Thes 2:11/ 1 Kings 22:23/ Ezek 14:9
21. Because of man's wickedness God destroys him
Gen 6:5,7
Because of man's wickedness God will not destroy him
Gen 8:21
22. God's attributes are revealed in his works.
Rom 1:20
God's attributes cannot be discovered
Job 11:7/ Is 40:28
23. There is but one God
Deut 6:4
There is a plurality of gods
Gen 1:26/ Gen 3:22/ Gen 18:1-3/ 1 John 5:7

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Can't prove Thor doesn't exist, so he must. 

We don't prove that god doesn't exist. We haven't found proof that any sort of deity DOES exist.
We HAVE read the Bible. That's why we're atheists.
The obvious reply to this is that its THE BIBLE and understanding of those who wrote it that is changing. A book supposedly divinely inspired but written through the medium of free-willed and fallible man. A book that is subject to different interpretations, interpolations, translations, politics, outright deception, omissions etc...

It is obvious that human politics has played and continues to play a part on the interpretation and presentation of 'The Bible'.

The bible, like the people and beings depicted in it, has evolved and continues to evolve.

Or another way of stating it is that our 'Interpretation' of it has evolved and continues to evolve as WE evolve.

The Bible, like other scriptures, exposes the hand and mind of man, and its stage of development along with the associated prejudice, bias, knowledge, influences and ignorance at the time each part was written.
hey bro what verses are you referencing?

What a load of crapYou can't have it both ways

.  Either the Bible is the word of God or not. 

supposed contradction23: theres one being that is the supreme ruler of creation but he exists in three distinct persons or centers of conciousness. thats why you have verse like gen.1:26 where the Godhead is speaking within itself. the word "one " in hebrew(echad) can be used to mean compound unity(many that are one) so thats what it means ingen.6:4 the YHWH(singular)our GOD (elohim:plural for God) is one(echad) YHWH. to prove it can be used as compound unity ,the same word for "one" in gen.6:4 is used for adam and eve becoming "one " flesh ,now did adam and eve literally become one literal flesh? (i know u dont believe in that story but for your arguments sake) no! they stayed as two seperate people but were to live as "one" PEACE!!!!! p.s. by the way i agree with you on your article about "day " being literally 24hour days in genesis, great research !
I am large, I contain multitudes, I contradict myself. - Robert Frost
Best thing about these contradictions is seeing the believers jump through hoops trying to justify them.
Matt,
No hoops they can be explained.You need to learn ans study is all. Ther are believers that are not fully informed or only partially so. Those that know Heb./GK. and have studied know there are only percieved contadictions.
Yea,like the legal community over the seeming contradictions in the body of law!
These are easy. Using biblical teaching. No time,but at first it says He was satisfied (Gen.1)with the material creation or universe, including this earth.

Later,after man was created they fell into open lawlessness and God observed what these creatures of free will chose to do and was then 'disatisfied.' It was with man not the creation per se,God was grieving over.

It would be like proud parents admiring their child over the years ,but later as an adult this child goes astray so they no longer have these same kinds of feelings,etc.

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