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
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
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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God is "supposedly" outside of time, for he is forever, correct? Knows all & knows of his dissatisfaction before all is said & done, aye? So why the hell even bother to create a detestable lot like man if it was an epic fail to begin... can't really say begin with an entity that is forever... oh yeah, the Bible doesn't make any sense with all the contradictions & "cultural context", parables.

This has got me jumpin' through hoops tryin' to see the theist point of view which I try to do due to my open-mindedness. Time is irrelevant when it comes to the All Mighty. Sugar coatin' it in tales & words for our wee little minds with the concept of time doesn't fix the contradiction.
"Using biblical teaching.":

Reinterpreting the Bible to make it say what it is clearly NOT saying is more like it.
And so they drown the child and go on to have new babies and live happily ever after. That's love.
Some of this is transliterational error. The bottom line is you need a live oracle, all of whom have been purportedly put to death by the Roman Beast. All that is out there now is Roman-pagan Christianity.
Courtesy of Emperor Constantine and his henchmen bishops most notably Athanasius.

So have a happy Roman-pagan holiday this Solstice
On the subject, a Christian bible-pusher came to my door today. He denied that Jephtaw actually "killed" his daughter...apparently sacrifice means kill when it comes to Abraham and his son, but not when it came to Jephtaw. He insists that the virgin girl went off to give her good works to the world, and that is how Jephtaw "sacrificd" her. Important point, he could not find proof of that immediately in his bible, but said he'd come back to show me that she is still alive after the sacrifice.

Goes to show, when you theists are busted, you are not above changing the meaning of words--even though sacrifice obviously means kill in other instances.
Here's a damn christian. Do you really want to?
The gods are crazy.

My favorite line is when God apologizes for the wicked things he's done and promises to do no more.

Yeah, right. Not only does God break his promise, but it really shows the character of this "perfect" being.
haha I like that :]
I'm sure if you had the magic bible encryption decoder, you'd understand. Or maybe it's something to do with context again...Rest assured, someone out there has an excuse as to why the illogical is logical and it most likely has something to do with the Jesus sized hole in your heart. :D
I absolutely love this post. You seem to know a whole lot about the bible. Are you open minded though? I am. Before we go any further, is this really something you are curious about, or do you just want people to agree with your side? I love debating with people who don't believe like i do, but I have to know that we can discuss the issues without making personal attacks.
I worship Ganesh too. Let's start converting people because they are otherwise doomed to eternal suffering. The words of Ganesh are holy and absolutely right so let's bring some Christians into our belief system.
If a million people believe a lie, it's still a lie...
This is the truest thing I've heard yet. So here we go.

How do we tell the truth from the lies?

Is there absolute truth or is truth merely subjective to our own experiences?

If God were to exist, how would we know it?

If he doesn't exist, how do we prove it?

If there is a God, which one is the right one?

Is there more than one God?

If there is no God, and no Satan, does that mean there is no Good and no Evil?

How does one tell right from wrong?

Is there such a thing as right and wrong?

Where do morals come from?

Is there a such thing as morals?

How did we get here?

Where are we going?

What happens when we die?

Is there any purpose in life?

How do we find happiness?

Are you (all of you) firmly convicted in your beliefs, and why?

How did you come to the decision to ditch religion (any religion)?

If every word you are saying is true and there is no God, why not continue in the beautiful lie of religion rather than taking the blue pill and having the ugly truth?

Do you spend your life searching for knowledge?

How can we know anything?



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