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Contradictions in the Holy Bible


Holes in the Holy Bible

Where is the truth?
It is the case of conscience!
BIBLICAL INCONSISTENCIES
Many of the verses in The Holy Bible seem to contradict each other. Why
Contradictions in the Bible!
The following  silly contradictions  only goes to prove that the Bible was indeed not inspired by GOD Almighty, because GOD Almighty would not contradict Himself in such a ludicrous, absurd and foolish way! 
Let the Bible speak for itself!
A list of contradictions from the Old / New Testament
It is a small sample just  to show that the Old / New Testament cannot be the complete true word of God when it contains these errors. There are still dozens and dozens of more contradictions which are important and relate to key issues of doctrine.
Lot's daughters became pregnant by their father
                        Lot slept with his daughters and they became pregnant also.


                        Genesis 19:36 (New International Version)
 36 So both of Lot's daughters became pregnant by their father.


                         Lot was a righteous man!
                        2 Peter 2:7 (New International Version)
7and if he rescued Lot, a righteous man, who was distressed by the filthy lives of lawless men


No one has ever gone into heaven/Elijah and Enoch  have gone into heaven
                        John 3:13 (New International Version)

13No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven—the Son of Man.
                        2 Kings 2:11 (New King James Version)
11 Then it happened, as they continued on and talked, that suddenly a chariot of fire appeared with horses of fire, and separated the two of them; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.
                        Genesis 5:24 (New King James Version)
24 And Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.
                        Hebrews 11:5 (New King James Version)
5 By faith Enoch was taken away so that he did not see death, “and was not found, because God had taken him;[a] for before he was taken he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
                        Michal had no children / Michal had five sons
2 Samuel 6:23 (New King James Version)
23 Therefore Michal the daughter of Saul had no children to the day of her death.
2 Samuel 21:8 (New King James Version)
8 So the king took Armoni and Mephibosheth, the two sons of Rizpah the daughter of Aiah, whom she bore to Saul, and the five sons of Michal the daughter of Saul, whom she brought up for Adriel the son of Barzillai the Meholathite;

                        God does not repent / He repents
                        Numbers 23:19 (New King James Version)
 19 “God is not a man, that He should lie,
      Nor a son of man, that He should repent.
      Has He said, and will He not do?
      Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?
                        1 Samuel 15:29 (New King James Version)
29 And also the Strength of Israel will not lie nor relent. For He is not a man, that He should relent.”
                        1 Samuel 15:35 (New King James Version)
35 And Samuel went no more to see Saul until the day of his death. Nevertheless Samuel mourned for Saul, and the LORD regretted that He had made Saul king over Israel.
                        Genesis 6:7 (New King James Version)
7 So the LORD said, “I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast, creeping thing and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them.”
God is not weary / God rests
                        Isaiah 40:28 (New King James Version)
28 Have you not known?
      Have you not heard?
      The everlasting God, the LORD,
      The Creator of the ends of the earth,
      Neither faints nor is weary.

      His understanding is unsearchable.
                        Exodus 31:17 (New King James Version)
17 It is a sign between Me and the children of Israel forever; for in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day He rested and was refreshed.’”
                        Exodus 20:11 (New King James Version)
11 For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.
                        Genesis 2:2 (New King James Version)
2 And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done.
John came neither eating nor drinking
John ate locusts and wild honey
Mark 1:6 (New King James Version)
6 Now John was clothed with camel’s hair and with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey.
Matthew 11:18 (New King James Version)
 18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon.’

Matthew 10:9-10 (New King James Version)
Take nothing for the journey, neither staffs nor bag
Take nothing for the journey except a staff
9 Provide neither gold nor silver nor copper in your money belts, 10 nor bag for your journey, nor two tunics, nor sandals, nor staffs; for a worker is worthy of his food.
Luke 9:3 (New King James Version)
3 And He said to them, “Take nothing for the journey, neither staffs nor bag nor bread nor money; and do not have two tunics apiece.
Mark 6:8 (New King James Version)
8 He commanded them to take nothing for the journey except a staff—no bag, no bread, no copper in their money belts—
Wine or Wine vinegar?
Mark 15:23 (New King James Version)
23 Then they gave Him wine mingled with myrrh to drink, but He did not take it.
Matthew 27:34 (New King James Version)
34 they gave Him sour wine mingled with gall to drink. But when He had tasted it, He would not drink.
Luke 23:36 (New International Version)
 36The soldiers also came up and mocked him. They offered him wine vinegar
John 19:29-30 (New International Version)
29A jar of wine vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop plant, and lifted it to Jesus' lips. 30When he had received the drink, Jesus said, "It is finished." With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.
Is Jesus son of God (peacemaker)? / Jesus was not a peacemaker
Matthew 5:9 (New International Version)

 9Blessed are the peacemakers,
      for they will be called sons of God.

Matthew 10:34 (New International Version)
 34"Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.

God is not the author of confusion / God confused the whole world
1 Corinthians 14:33 (New King James Version)
33 For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints.
                        Genesis 11:9 (New King James Version)
9 Therefore its name is called Babel, because there the LORD confused the language of all the earth; and from there the LORD scattered them abroad over the face of all the earth.
Only one language
There was only one language before the Tower of Babel.
                Genesis 11:1 (New International Version)
                                  The Tower of Babel
 1 Now the whole world had one language and a common speech.
Many languages
There were many languages before the Tower of Babel.
                        Genesis 10:5 (New International Version)
5 (From these the maritime peoples spread out into their territories by their clans within their nations, each with its own language.)
                        Genesis 10:20 (New International Version)
 20 These are the sons of Ham by their clans and languages, in their territories and nations.
Genesis 10:31 (New International Version)
 31 These are the sons of Shem by their clans and languages, in their territories and nations.
Abraham had only one son
Hebrews 11:17 (New International Version)
 17By faith Abraham, when God tested him, offered Isaac as a sacrifice. He who had received the promises was about to sacrifice his one and only son,
Abraham had two sons
Abram was eighty-six years old when Hagar bore him Ishmael and he  was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born I.e. Ishmael was older than Isaac.
Galatians 4:22 (New International Version)
22For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the slave woman and the other by the free woman.
Genesis 16:15-16 (New International Version)
 15 So Hagar bore Abram a son, and Abram gave the name Ishmael to the son she had borne.
16 Abram was eighty-six years old when Hagar bore him Ishmael.   
Genesis 21:1-3, 5 (New International Version)
                                  The Birth of Isaac
 1 Now the LORD was gracious to Sarah as he had said, and the LORD did for Sarah what he had promised. 2 Sarah became pregnant and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the very time God had promised him. 3 Abraham gave the name Isaac [a] to the son Sarah bore him.
5 Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him.

God prohibits adultery


Exodus 20:14 (New International Version)
 14 "You shall not commit adultery.
God instructs Hosea to "take an adulterous wife”
Hosea 1:2 (New International Version)
                                  Hosea's Wife and Children
 2 When the LORD began to speak through Hosea, the LORD said to him, "Go, take to yourself an adulterous wife and children of unfaithfulness, because the land is guilty of the vilest adultery in departing from the LORD."

Aaron died on Mount Hor
Numbers 33:38 (New International Version)
38 At the LORD's command Aaron the priest went up Mount Hor, where he died on the first day of the fifth month of the fortieth year after the Israelites came out of Egypt.

Aaron died in Mosera
Deuteronomy 10:6-7 (New International Version)
 6 (The Israelites traveled from the wells of the Jaakanites to Moserah. There Aaron died and was buried, and Eleazar his son succeeded him as priest. 7 From there they traveled to Gudgodah and on to Jotbathah, a land with streams of water.


 

Tamar or Maacam?


                        2 Samuel 14:27 (New King James Version)

27 To Absalom were born three sons, and one daughter whose name was Tamar. She was a woman of beautiful appearance.


                        1 Kings 15:1-3 (New International Version)

                             Abijah King of Judah
 1 In the eighteenth year of the reign of Jeroboam son of Nebat, Abijah [a] became king of Judah, 2 and he reigned in Jerusalem three years. His mother's name was Maacah daughter of Abishalom.

                        1 Kings 15:1-2 (21st Century King James Version)
1Now in the eighteenth year of King Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, reigned Abijam over Judah.
    2Three years reigned he in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Maachah, the daughter of Abishalom.
The wonderful calculations!
8 years or 18 years?
Jehoiachin was eight years old when he became king
2 Chronicles 36:9 (New King James Version)
The Reign and Captivity of Jehoiachin
9 Jehoiachin waseight years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem three months and ten days. And he did evil in the sight of the LORD.
Jehoiachin was eighteen years old when he became king


                        2 Kings 24:8 (New King James Version)
                                  The Reign and Captivity of Jehoiachin
 8 Jehoiachin waseighteen years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem three months. His mother’s name was Nehushta the daughter of Elnathan of Jerusalem.


3 years famine or 7 years famine?


                        1 Chronicles 21:11-12 (New King James Version)
11 So Gad came to David and said to him, “Thus says the LORD: ‘Choose for yourself, 12 either three years of famine, or three months to be defeated by your foes with the sword of your enemies overtaking you, or else for three days the sword of the LORD—the plague in the land, with the angel of the LORD destroying throughout all the territory of Israel.’ Now consider what answer I should take back to Him who sent me.”



                        2 Samuel 24:13 (New King James Version)
13 So Gad came to David and told him; and he said to him, “Shall seven years of famine come to you in your land? Or shall you flee three months before your enemies, while they pursue you? Or shall there be three days’ plague in your land? Now consider and see what answer I should take back to Him who sent me.”


70 or 75?
Genesis 46:27 (New King James Version)
27 And the sons of Joseph who were born to him in Egypt were two persons. All the persons of the house of Jacob who went to Egypt were seventy.
Acts 7:14 (New King James Version)
14 Then Joseph sent and called his father Jacob and all his relatives to him, seventy-five people.
22 years old or 42 years?
2 Kings 8:26 (New King James Version)
26 Ahaziah was twenty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned one year in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Athaliah the granddaughter of Omri, king of Israel.
2 Chronicles 22:2 (New King James Version)
2 Ahaziah was forty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned one year in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Athaliah the granddaughter of Omri.
Eight hundred thousand men or one million one hundred thousand men?
(Had Judah  five hundred thousand men or five hundred thousand?) 
2 Samuel 24:9 (New King James Version)
9 Then Joab gave the sum of the number of the people to the king. And there were in Israel eight hundred thousand valiant men who drew the sword, and the men of Judah were five hundred thousand men.
1 Chronicles 21:5 (New King James Version)
5 Then Joab gave the sum of the number of the people to David. All Israel had one million one hundred thousand men who drew the sword, and Judah had four hundred and seventy thousand men who drew the sword.
  Six hundred shekels or fifty shekels?
2 Samuel 24:24 (New King James Version)
24 Then the king said to Araunah, “No, but I will surely buy it from you for a price; nor will I offer burnt offerings to the LORD my God with that which costs me nothing.” So David bought the threshing floor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver.
1 Chronicles 21:24-28 (New King James Version)
24 Then King David said to Ornan, “No, but I will surely buy it for the full price, for I will not take what is yours for the LORD, nor offer burnt offerings with that which costs me nothing.” 25 So David gave Ornan six hundred shekels of gold by weight for the place.
In the twelfth year of Joram or  In the eleventh year of Joram?
2 Kings 9:29 (New King James Version)
29 In the eleventh year of Joram the son of Ahab, Ahaziah had become king over Judah.
2 Kings 8:25 (New King James Version)
Ahaziah Reigns in Judah
 25 In the twelfth year of Joram the son of Ahab, king of Israel, Ahaziah the son of Jehoram, king of Judah, began to reign.
ZERO “0”(nought) is not used in the Bible
The Jews did not use the zero (0) in the Old Teastament.
It was the Arabs who introduced the zero in the Middle East and Europe centuries later. The Jews spelt out their figures in words in their literary works and did not write them in numberals.
4 thousand or 40 thousand?
(4.ooo or 40.000?)


                        2 Chronicles 9:25 (New King James Version)
25 Solomon had four thousand stalls for horses and chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen whom he stationed in the chariot cities and with the king at Jerusalem.



                        1 Kings 4:26 (New King James Version)
26 Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen.


700 or 7000? (Infantry or Cavalry)


                        2 Samuel 10:18 (New King James Version)
18 Then the Syrians fled before Israel; and David killed seven hundred charioteers and forty thousand horsemen of the Syrians, and struck Shobach the commander of their army, who died there.



                        1 Chronicles 19:18 (New King James Version)
18 Then the Syrians fled before Israel; and David killed seven thousand charioteers and forty thousand foot soldiers of the Syrians, and killed Shophach the commander of the army.


2000 or 3000?


                        1 Kings 7:26 (New King James Version)
26 It was a handbreadth thick; and its brim was shaped like the brim of a cup, like a lily blossom. It contained two thousand baths.


603,550. or 7,000?
The number of men of military age who take part in the Exodus is given as more than 600,000. Allowing for women, children, and older men would probably mean that a total of about 2,000,000 Israelites left Egypt.
Exodus 12:37 (New International Version)
 37 The Israelites journeyed from Rameses to Succoth. There were about six hundred thousand men on foot, besides women and children.
Numbers 1:45-46 (New International Version)
45 All the Israelites twenty years old or more who were able to serve in Israel's army were counted according to their families. 46 The total number was 603,550.
All the Israelites, including children, number only 7000 at a later time.
1 Kings 20:15 (New International Version)
 15 So Ahab summoned the young officers of the provincial commanders, 232 men. Then he assembled the rest of the Israelites, 7,000 in all.
                        2 Chronicles 4:5 (New King James Version)
5 It was a handbreadth thick; and its brim was shaped like the brim of a cup, like a lily blossom. It contained three thousand[a] baths.
Lord or Satan?
2 Samuel 24:1 (New King James Version)


                             2 Samuel 24
                                  David’s Census of Israel and Judah
 1 Again the anger of the LORD was aroused against Israel, and He moved David against them to say, “Go, number Israel and Judah.”



                        1 Chronicles 21:1 (New King James Version)
                                  The Census of Israel and Judah
 1 Now Satan stood up against Israel, and moved David to number Israel


God inflicts sickness
Numbers 11:33 (New International Version)
33 But while the meat was still between their teeth and before it could be consumed, the anger of the LORD burned against the people, and he struck them with a severe plague.
Satan inflicts sickness
Job 2:7 (New International Version)
 7 So Satan went out from the presence of the LORD and afflicted Job with painful sores from the soles of his feet to the top of his head.

Adam was to die but he didn't die!


Adam was to die the very day that he ate the forbidden fruit but he lived 930 years.
Genesis 2:17 (New International Version)


17 but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die."


 Genesis 5:5 (New International Version)


5 Altogether, Adam lived 930 years, and then he died.


Does God show favoritism?


God shows no partiality. He treats all alike..But God prefers Abel's offering and has no regard for Cain's.
2 Chronicles 19:7 (New International Version)
7 Now let the fear of the LORD be upon you. Judge carefully, for with the LORD our God there is no injustice or partiality or bribery."


Romans 2:11 (New International Version)
11For God does not show favoritism.


Acts 10:34 (New International Version)
 34Then Peter began to speak: "I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism


Genesis 4:4-5 (New International Version)
4 But Abel brought fat portions from some of the firstborn of his flock. The LORD looked with favor on Abel and his offering, 5 but on Cain and his offering he did not look with favor. So Cain was very angry, and his face was downcast.
The covenant of circumcision is to be everlasting
                        Genesis 17:7 (New International Version)
7 I will establish my covenant as an everlasting covenant between me and you and your descendants after you for the generations to come, to be your God and the God of your descendants after you.
circumcision or uncircumcision means nothing  
Galatians 6:15 (New International Version)
15Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything; what counts is a new creation.
Jacob or Israel?
Your name will be Israel and you will no longer be called  Jacob
God says Jacob is to be called Jacob no longer; henceforth his name is Israel.
                Genesis 35:10 (New International Version)
10 God said to him, "Your name is Jacob, [a] but you will no longer be called Jacob; your name will be Israel. [b] " So he named him Israel.
God himself uses the name ”Jacob” at a later time
At a later time, God himself uses the name Jacob.
                        Genesis 46:2 (New International Version)
 2 And God spoke to Israel in a vision at night and said, "Jacob! Jacob!"
      "Here I am," he replied.

”daughter” or ”granddaughter”?
Note: It is written in the Bible (1 Kings 15:1-3, King James Version) that the daughter of  Abishalom was Maachah but now they have changed from the word ”daughter” into ”granddaughter” in their new edition (New King James Version). Can a man change ”the Word of God”? But in all the other Bibles it is still written ”daughter” and not ”granddaughter” (for example in the following Bibles the word ”daughter” in 1 Kings 15:1-2 can be seen: the Jerusalem Bible, New International Version, New American Standard Bible, The Message, New Living Translation, English Standard Version, Contemporary English Version, New Century Version, 21st Century King James Version, American Standard Version, Young's Literal Translation, Darby Translation, Holman Christian Standard Bible, New International Reader's Version, New International Version – UK, Today's New International Version etc.)
The have Changed the Bible!


                        In the followig new edition they have changed the word “daughter” into “graddaughter”. Isn't fabrication?

1 Kings 15:1-3 (King James Version)
                             1 Kings 15
 1Now in the eighteenth year of king Jeroboam the son of Nebat reigned Abijam over Judah.
 2Three years reigned he in Jerusalem. and his mother's name was Maachah, the daughter of Abishalom.


                        1 Kings 15:1-3 (New King James Version)

                             1 Kings 15
                                  Abijam Reigns in Judah
 1 In the eighteenth year of King Jeroboam the son of Nebat, Abijam became king over Judah. 2 He reigned three years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Maachah the granddaughter of Abishalom.


It's funny because they have again change the word ”granddaughter” into ”daughter”. Are they not playing with the ”Word of God”?
                        1 Kings 15:1-2 (21st Century King James Version)

                             1 Kings 15
 1Now in the eighteenth year of King Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, reigned Abijam over Judah.
   
 2Three years reigned he in Jerusalem.
And his mother's name was Maachah, the daughter of Abishalom.
Jesus was born during the time of King Herod,
Matthew 2:1 (New International Version)
1After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem
Jesus was born during the time of Caesar Augustus
Luke 2:1,7 (New International Version)
                             Luke 2
                                  The Birth of Jesus
 1In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world.
7and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger
Jesus' was taken to Egypt after his birth
Matthew 2:13-15 (New International Version)
                                  The Escape to Egypt
 13When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. "Get up," he said, "take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him." 14So he got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt, 15where he stayed until the death of Herod. And so was fulfilled what the Lord had said through the prophet: "Out of Egypt I called my son."
             
Jesus was in Jerusalem and not in Egypt
Luke 2:21-24 (New International Version)
                                  Jesus Presented in the Temple
 21On the eighth day, when it was time to circumcise him, he was named Jesus, the name the angel had given him before he had been conceived.
 22When the time of their purification according to the Law of Moses had been completed, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord
"My daughter has just died”
Matthew 9:18 (New International Version)
                                  A Dead Girl and a Sick Woman
 18While he was saying this, a ruler came and knelt before him and said, "My daughter has just died. But come and put your hand on her, and she will live."
"My little daughter is dying”
Mark 5:23 (New International Version)
23and pleaded earnestly with him, "My little daughter is dying. Please come and put your hands on her so that she will be healed and live."
Luke 8:42 (New International Version)
42because his only daughter, a girl of about twelve, was dying.
                       

               The Healing of a Demon-possessed Man
Mark 5:1-2 (New International Version)
                             Mark 5
                                  The Healing of a Demon-possessed Man
 1They went across the lake to the region of the Gerasenes.[a] 2When Jesus got out of the boat, a man with an evil[b] spirit came from the tombs to meet him.
               The Healing of Two Demon-possessed Men
Matthew 8:28 (New International Version)
                                  The Healing of Two Demon-possessed Men
 28When he arrived at the other side in the region of the Gadarenes, two demon-possessed men coming from the tombs met him. They were so violent that no one could pass that way.
Matthew or Levi?
Matthew 9:9 (New International Version)
                                  The Calling of Matthew
 9As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector's booth. "Follow me," he told him, and Matthew got up and followed him.
Mark 2:14 (New International Version)
14As he walked along, he saw Levi son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax collector's booth. "Follow me," Jesus told him, and Levi got up and followed him.
After six days or after eight days?
Mark 9:2 (New International Version)
                                  The Transfiguration
 2After six days Jesus took Peter, James and John with him and led them up a high mountain, where they were all alone. There he was transfigured before them.

Luke 9:28 (New International Version)
                                  The Transfiguration
 28About eight days after Jesus said this, he took Peter, John and James with him and went up onto a mountain to pray.
               A Blind man or two blind men?
Luke 18:35-38 (New International Version)
                                  A Blind Beggar Receives His Sight
 35As Jesus approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging. 36When he heard the crowd going by, he asked what was happening. 37They told him, "Jesus of Nazareth is passing by."
 38He called out, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!"
Matthew 20:30 (New International Version)
30Two blind men were sitting by the roadside, and when they heard that Jesus was going by, they shouted, "Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!"

Did he send a servant to the tenants or many servants?
Mark 12:2 (New International Version)
2At harvest time he sent a servant to the tenants to collect from them some of the fruit of the vineyard.
Matthew 21:34 (New International Version)
34When the harvest time approached, he sent his servants to the tenants to collect his fruit.
Three or ten servants? How much paid?
Luke 19:13 (New International Version)
13So he called ten of his servants and gave them ten minas.'Put this money to work,' he said, 'until I come back.'

Matthew 25:14-15 (New International Version)
                                  The Parable of the Talents
 14"Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his property to them. 15To one he gave five talents[a] of money, to another two talents, and to another one talent, each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey.

 

 

The sacrifices can never take away sins
                Hebrews 10:11 (New International Version)
 11Day after day every priest stands and performs his religious duties; again and again he offers the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins.
Nothing is hidden from God's view
God is everywhere. He sees everything. Nothing is hidden from his view.
                Hebrews 4:13 (New International Version)
13Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.
                Proverbs 15:3 (New International Version)
 3 The eyes of the LORD are everywhere,
       keeping watch on the wicked and the good.
                Jeremiah 16:17 (New International Version)
17 My eyes are on all their ways; they are not hidden from me, nor is their sin concealed from my eyes.
God had to go down to see the situation
God decides to "go down" to see what is going on.
Genesis 18:20-21 (New International Version)
 20 Then the LORD said, "The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great and their sin so grievous 21 that I will go down and see if what they have done is as bad as the outcry that has reached me. If not, I will know."
God does not tempt (test) anyone
James 1:13 (New International Version)
 13When tempted, no one should say, "God is tempting me." For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone;
God tempts!
1 Corinthians 10:13 (New International Version)
13No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.
I will use them to test Israel
Judges 2:22 (New International Version)
22 I will use them to test Israel and see whether they will keep the way of the LORD and walk in it as their forefathers did."

God tempts Moses
                        Deuteronomy 8:2 (New International Version)
2 Remember how the LORD your God led you all the way in the desert these forty years, to humble you and to test you in order to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep his commands.
God tempts Abraham
                        Genesis 22:1-12 (New International Version)
                                  Abraham Tested
 1 Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, "Abraham!"
      "Here I am," he replied.
 2 Then God said, "Take your son, your only son, Isaac, whom you love, and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains I will tell you about."
Love your enemies!
                Matthew 5:39-44 (New International Version)
39But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. 40And if someone wants to sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. 41If someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. 42Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.
                                  Love for Enemies
 43"You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' 44But I tell you: Love your enemies[b] and pray for those who persecute you,
God destroys his enemies
                        Deuteronomy 7:9-10 (New International Version)
9 Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commands. 10 But
       those who hate him he will repay to their face by destruction;
       he will not be slow to repay to their face those who hate him.
Who is a false prophet?
A prophet who is deceived, is deceived by God himself. God will destroy him.
Ezekiel 14:9 (New International Version)
 9 " 'And if the prophet is enticed to utter a prophecy, I the LORD have enticed that prophet, and I will stretch out my hand against him and destroy him from among my people Israel.
A false prophet is one whose words do not come true. He must be put to death.
Deuteronomy 18:20-22 (New International Version)
20 But a prophet who presumes to speak in my name anything I have not commanded him to say, or a prophet who speaks in the name of other gods, must be put to death."
 21 You may say to yourselves, "How can we know when a message has not been spoken by the LORD ?" 22 If what a prophet proclaims in the name of the LORD does not take place or come true, that is a message the LORD has not spoken. That prophet has spoken presumptuously. Do not be afraid of him.

                The eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven
Men are encouraged to consider making themselves castrates for the sake of the Kingdom of God.
                Matthew 19:12 (New International Version)
12”For some are eunuchs because they were born that way; others were made that way by men; and others have renounced marriage[a]because of the kingdom of heaven. The one who can accept this should accept it."
Some castrates will receive special rewards.
                Isaiah 56:4-5 (New International Version)
 4 For this is what the LORD says:
       "To the eunuchs who keep my Sabbaths,
       who choose what pleases me
       and hold fast to my covenant-
 5 to them I will give within my temple and its walls
       a memorial and a name
       better than sons and daughters;
       I will give them an everlasting name
       that will not be cut off.
A castrate may not enter the assembly of the Lord.
Deuteronomy 23:1 (New International Version)
                             Deuteronomy 23
                                  Exclusion From the Assembly
 1 No one who has been emasculated by crushing or cutting may enter the assembly of the LORD.
A man can divorce his wife and he/she can remarry
A man can divorce his wife simply because she displeases him and both he and his wife can remarry.
Deuteronomy 24:1-5 (New International Version)
                             Deuteronomy 24
 1 If a man marries a woman who becomes displeasing to him because he finds something indecent about her, and he writes her a certificate of divorce, gives it to her and sends her from his house, 2 and if after she leaves his house she becomes the wife of another man, 3 and her second husband dislikes her and writes her a certificate of divorce, gives it to her and sends her from his house, or if he dies, 4 then her first husband, who divorced her, is not allowed to marry her again after she has been defiled. That would be detestable in the eyes of the LORD. Do not bring sin upon the land the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance.
 5 If a man has recently married, he must not be sent to war or have any other duty laid on him. For one year he is to be free to stay at home and bring happiness to the wife he has married.
Divorce & adultery
"Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery against her.”
Divorce is wrong, and to remarry is to commit adultery.
                        Mark 10:2-12 (New International Version)
 2Some Pharisees came and tested him by asking, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?"
 3"What did Moses command you?" he replied.
 4They said, "Moses permitted a man to write a certificate of divorce and send her away."
 5"It was because your hearts were hard that Moses wrote you this law," Jesus replied. 6"But at the beginning of creation God 'made them male and female.'[a] 7'For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife,[b] 8and the two will become one flesh.'[c] So they are no longer two, but one. 9Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate."
 10When they were in the house again, the disciples asked Jesus about this. 11He answered, "Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery against her. 12And if she divorces her husband and marries another man, she commits adultery."

Children are not to suffer for their parent's sins
                        Ezekiel 18:20 (New International Version)
20 The soul who sins is the one who will die. The son will not share the guilt of the father, nor will the father share the guilt of the son. The righteousness of the righteous man will be credited to him, and the wickedness of the wicked will be charged against him.
Deuteronomy 24:16 (New International Version)
 16 Fathers shall not be put to death for their children, nor children put to death for their fathers; each is to die for his own sin.
2 Chronicles 25:4 (New International Version)
4 Yet he did not put their sons to death, but acted in accordance with what is written in the Law, in the Book of Moses, where the LORD commanded: "Fathers shall not be put to death for their children, nor children put to death for their fathers; each is to die for his own sins."
2 Kings 14:6 (New International Version)
6 Yet he did not put the sons of the assassins to death, in accordance with what is written in the Book of the Law of Moses where the LORD commanded: "Fathers shall not be put to death for their children, nor children put to death for their fathers; each is to die for his own sins."
Death is passed to all men by the sin of Adam
Romans 5:12 (New International Version)
                                  Death Through Adam, Life Through Christ
 12Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned—
Romans 5:19 (New International Version)
19For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous.
1 Corinthians 15:22 (New International Version)
22For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.
It is possible to keep the law.
Deuteronomy 30:11-20 (New International Version)
                                  The Offer of Life or Death
 11 Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach. 12 It is not up in heaven, so that you have to ask, "Who will ascend into heaven to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?" 13 Nor is it beyond the sea, so that you have to ask, "Who will cross the sea to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?" 14 No, the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it.
 15 See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction. 16 For I command you today to love the LORD your God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase, and the LORD your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess.
 17 But if your heart turns away and you are not obedient, and if you are drawn away to bow down to other gods and worship them, 18 I declare to you this day that you will certainly be destroyed. You will not live long in the land you are crossing the Jordan to enter and possess.
 19 This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live 20 and that you may love the LORD your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the LORD is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
It is impossible to keep the law
Romans 3:20-23 (New International Version)
20Therefore no one will be declared righteous in his sight by observing the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of sin.
                                  Righteousness Through Faith
 21But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. 22This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, 23for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
Isn't God omnipotent?
God is omnipotent. Nothing is impossible with Him.
Luke 1:37 (New International Version)
37For nothing is impossible with God."
Genesis 17:1 (New International Version)
                             The Covenant of Circumcision
 1 When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to him and said, "I am God Almighty [a] ; walk before me and be blameless.
1 Chronicles 29:11-12 (New International Version)
 11 Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power
       and the glory and the majesty and the splendor,
       for everything in heaven and earth is yours.
       Yours, O LORD, is the kingdom;
       you are exalted as head over all.
 12 Wealth and honor come from you;
       you are the ruler of all things.
       In your hands are strength and power
       to exalt and give strength to all.
Genesis 35:11 (New International Version)
 11 And God said to him, "I am God Almighty [a] ; be fruitful and increase in number. A nation and a community of nations will come from you, and kings will come from your body.
“I am Almighty God”


                        Genesis 17:1 (New King James Version)
                             Genesis 17
                                  The Sign of the Covenant
 1 When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to Abram and said to him, “I amAlmighty God; walk before Me and be blameless.


Curse Meroz,  Because they did not come to the help of the LORD
                Judges 5:23 (New King James Version)
23 ‘Curse Meroz,’ said the angel[a] of the LORD,

      ‘Curse its inhabitants bitterly,
      Because they did not come to the help of the LORD,
      To the help of the LORD against the mighty.’
God couldn't help the men of Judah!
Although God was with Judah, together they could not defeat the plainsmen because the latter had iron chariots.
Judges 1:19 (New International Version)
 19 The LORD was with the men of Judah. They took possession of the hill country, but they were unable to drive the people from the plains, because they had iron chariots.
your nakedness may not be exposed


Exodus 20:26 (New King James Version)
26 Nor shall you go up by steps to My altar, that your nakedness may not be exposed on it.’


Your nakedness shall be uncovered,
      Yes, your shame will be seen;


                        Isaiah 47:2-3 (New King James Version)
2 Take the millstones and grind meal.
      Remove your veil,
      Take off the skirt,
      Uncover the thigh,
      Pass through the rivers.
       3 Your nakedness shall be uncovered,
      Yes, your shame will be seen;


LORD will uncover their secret parts


                        Isaiah 3:17 (New King James Version)
17 Therefore the Lord will strike with a scab
      The crown of the head of the daughters of Zion,
      And the LORD will uncover their secret parts.”


I am the LORD, exercising lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness


                        Jeremiah 9:24 (New King James Version)
24 But let him who glories glory in this,
      That he understands and knows Me,
      That I am the LORD, exercising lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth.
      For in these I delight,” says the LORD.


God will cut off both righteous and wicked from you.


                        Ezekiel 21:3 (New King James Version)
3 and say to the land of Israel, ‘Thus says the LORD: “Behold, I am against you, and I will draw My sword out of its sheath and cut off both righteous and wicked from you.


“I will not pity nor spare nor have mercy”


                        Jeremiah 13:13-14 (New King James Version)
13 “Then you shall say to them, ‘Thus says the LORD: “Behold, I will fill all the inhabitants of this land—even the kings who sit on David’s throne, the priests, the prophets, and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem—with drunkenness! 14 And I will dash them one against another, even the fathers and the sons together,” says the LORD. “I will not pity nor spare nor have mercy, but will destroy them.”’


“You shall not commit adultery”


                        Exodus 20:13-14 (New King James Version)
13 “You shall not murder.
       14 “You shall not commit adultery.


The women shal be ravished


                        Zechariah 14:2 (New King James Version)
2 For I will gather all the nations to battle against Jerusalem;
      The city shall be taken,
      The houses rifled,
      And the women ravished.
      Half of the city shall go into captivity,
      But the remnant of the people shall not be cut off from the city.


No one was or is righteous / They are righteous
Romans 3:10 (New International Version)


10As it is written:
   "There is no one righteous, not even one;


                        1 John 1:8-10 (New International Version)
 8If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 10If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word has no place in our lives.


                        Romans 3:23 (New International Version)
23for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God


He who does what is right is righteous


Christians become righteous (or else they are not really Christians).
                        1 John 3:6-9 (New International Version)
6No one who lives in him keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has either seen him or known him.
 7Dear children, do not let anyone lead you astray. He who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous. 8He who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil's work. 9No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God's seed remains in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been born of God.


The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective
                        James 5:16 (New International Version)
16Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.


                It is crystal clear that Some men are righteous, (which makes their prayers effective).
                        They were righteous!
                        Noah was a righteous man
                        Genesis 7:1 (New International Version)
                             Genesis 7
 1 The LORD then said to Noah, "Go into the ark, you and your whole family, because I have found you righteous in this generation.
                        Job was a righteous man
                        Job 2:3 (New International Version)
 3 Then the LORD said to Satan, "Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil. And he still maintains his integrity, though you incited me against him to ruin him without any reason."


                        Job 1:1, 8 (New International Version)
                                  Prologue
 1 In the land of Uz there lived a man whose name was Job. This man was blameless and upright; he feared God and shunned evil.


8 Then the LORD said to Satan, "Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil."
Zechariah and Elizabeth were righteous
                        Luke 1:6 (New International Version)
6Both of them were upright in the sight of God, observing all the Lord's commandments and regulations blamelessly.

Isn't God omnipresent?
Is God everywhere? Does He see everything? Is anything hidden from his view?


                        Hebrews 4:13 (New International Version)
13Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.


                        Proverbs 15:3 (New International Version)
 3 The eyes of the LORD are everywhere,
       keeping watch on the wicked and the good.



                        Jeremiah 16:17 (New International Version)
17 My eyes are on all their ways; they are not hidden from me, nor is their sin concealed from my eyes.



                        Jeremiah 23:24-25 (New International Version)
 24 Can anyone hide in secret places
       so that I cannot see him?"
       declares the LORD.
       "Do not I fill heaven and earth?"
       declares the LORD.
 25 "I have heard what the prophets say who prophesy lies in my name. They say, 'I had a dream! I had a dream!'



                        Genesis 4:9 (New International Version)
 9 Then the LORD said to Cain, "Where is your brother Abel?"
      "I don't know," he replied. "Am I my brother's keeper?"


The Israelites have to mark their houses with blood in order for God to see which houses they occupy and "pass over" them.
                Exodus 12:13 (New International Version)
13 The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are; and when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch you when I strike Egypt.
God is a god of love and peace
                2 Corinthians 13:11 (New International Version)
 11Finally, brothers, good-by. Aim for perfection, listen to my appeal, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.
The LORD is good to all


                        Psalm 145:8-9 (New International Version)
 8 The LORD is gracious and compassionate,
       slow to anger and rich in love.
 9 The LORD is good to all;
       he has compassion on all he has made.


God delights in mercy.


                        Micah 7:18 (New King James Version)
18 Who is a God like You,
      Pardoning iniquity
      And passing over the transgression of the remnant of His heritage?

      He does not retain His anger forever,
      Because He delights in mercy.


Their infants shall be dashed in pieces


                        Hosea 13:16 (New King James Version)
16 Samaria is held guilty,[a]
      For she has rebelled against her God.
      They shall fall by the sword,
      Their infants shall be dashed in pieces,
      And their women with child ripped open.


God struck fifty thousand and seventy men of the people,  because they had looked into the ark of the LORD


                        1 Samuel 6:19 (New King James Version)
19 Then He struck the men of Beth Shemesh, because they had looked into the ark of the LORD. He struck fifty thousand and seventy men[a] of the people, and the people lamented because the LORD had struck the people with a great slaughter.


Is God a vengeful god or a warrior?


God is a man of war--he is fierce and angry.
                        Deuteronomy 32:4 (New International Version)
 4 He is the Rock, his works are perfect,
       and all his ways are just.
       A faithful God who does no wrong,
       upright and just is he.



                        Genesis 4:15 (New International Version)
 15 But the LORD said to him, "Not so [a] ; if anyone kills Cain, he will suffer vengeance seven times over." Then the LORD put a mark on Cain so that no one who found him would kill him.


                        Isaiah 34:8 (New International Version)
 8 For the LORD has a day of vengeance,
       a year of retribution, to uphold Zion's cause.



                        Isaiah 42:13 (New International Version)
 13 The LORD will march out like a mighty man,
       like a warrior he will stir up his zeal;
       with a shout he will raise the battle cry
       and will triumph over his enemies.



                        Hebrews 12:29 (New International Version)
29for our "God is a consuming fire."[


                        Exodus 15:3 (New International Version)
 3 The LORD is a warrior;
       the LORD is his name.
When was God known as ”the Lord”?
(before or during the life time of Moses?)
God was already known as ”the Lord” much earlier than the time of Moses.


                        Genesis 2:4 (New International Version)
                                  Adam and Eve
 4 This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created.
      When the LORD God made the earth and the heavens-


                         
                        Genesis 4:26 (New International Version)
26 Seth also had a son, and he named him Enosh.
      At that time men began to call on [a] the name of the LORD.



                        Genesis 22:14-16 (New International Version)
14 So Abraham called that place The LORD Will Provide. And to this day it is said, "On the mountain of the LORD it will be provided."
 15 The angel of the LORD called to Abraham from heaven a second time 16 and said, "I swear by myself, declares the LORD, that because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son,



                        Genesis 12:8 (New International Version)
 8 From there he went on toward the hills east of Bethel and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east. There he built an altar to the LORD and called on the name of the LORD.



                        Genesis 26:25 (New International Version)
 25 Isaac built an altar there and called on the name of the LORD. There he pitched his tent, and there his servants dug a well.



                        Exodus 6:2-3 (New International Version)
 2 God also said to Moses, "I am the LORD. 3 I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob as God Almighty, [a] but by my name the LORD [b] I did not make myself known to them.



Is God  a jealous God?


                        God loves us!
                        1 John 4:16 (New International Version)
16And so we know and rely on the love God has for us.
      God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.
God makes us dumb and deaf
God decides who will be dumb, deaf, blind
                        Exodus 4:11 (New International Version)
 11 The LORD said to him, "Who gave man his mouth? Who makes him deaf or mute? Who gives him sight or makes him blind? Is it not I, the LORD ?

                        God is jealous
                        Deuteronomy 5:9 (New International Version)
9 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me,



                        Deuteronomy 4:24 (New International Version)
24 For the LORD your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.



                        Deuteronomy 6:15 (New International Version)
15 for the LORD your God, who is among you, is a jealous God and his anger will burn against you, and he will destroy you from the face of the land.



                        Deuteronomy 29:20 (New International Version)
20 The LORD will never be willing to forgive him; his wrath and zeal will burn against that man. All the curses written in this book will fall upon him, and the LORD will blot out his name from under heaven.



                        Deuteronomy 32:21 (New International Version)
 21 They made me jealous by what is no god
       and angered me with their worthless idols.
       I will make them envious by those who are not a people;
       I will make them angry by a nation that has no understanding.



                        Exodus 20:5 (New International Version)
5 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me,



God is love
                        1 John 4:8 (New International Version)
8Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.
Murder and killing!
”God is love”. But the Spirit of God is (sometimes) murder and killing.
God will destroy you from the face of the land


                        Deuteronomy 6:15 (New International Version)
15 for the LORD your God, who is among you, is a jealous God and his anger will burn against you, and he will destroy you from the face of the land.


                        Leviticus 26:7-8 (New International Version)
7 You will pursue your enemies, and they will fall by the sword before you. 8 Five of you will chase a hundred, and a hundred of you will chase ten thousand, and your enemies will fall by the sword before you.



                        Zephaniah 2:2 (New International Version)
 2 before the appointed time arrives
       and that day sweeps on like chaff,
       before the fierce anger of the LORD comes upon you,
       before the day of the LORD's wrath comes upon you.

                        Jeremiah 4:8 (New International Version)
 8 So put on sackcloth,
       lament and wail,
       for the fierce anger of the LORD
       has not turned away from us.


                        Jeremiah 17:4 (New International Version)
 4 Through your own fault you will lose
       the inheritance I gave you.
       I will enslave you to your enemies
       in a land you do not know,
       for you have kindled my anger,
       and it will burn forever."



                        Jeremiah 32:30-31 (New International Version)
 30 "The people of Israel and Judah have done nothing but evil in my sight from their youth; indeed, the people of Israel have done nothing but provoke me with what their hands have made, declares the LORD. 31 From the day it was built until now, this city has so aroused my anger and wrath that I must remove it from my sight.


                        Numbers 31:17-18 (New International Version)
17 Now kill all the boys. And kill every woman who has slept with a man, 18 but save for yourselves every girl who has never slept with a man.



                        Deuteronomy 20:16-17 (New International Version)
 16 However, in the cities of the nations the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance, do not leave alive anything that breathes. 17 Completely destroy [a] them—the Hittites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites—as the LORD your God has commanded you.



                        Joshua 10:40 (New International Version)
 40 So Joshua subdued the whole region, including the hill country, the Negev, the western foothills and the mountain slopes, together with all their kings. He left no survivors. He totally destroyed all who breathed, just as the LORD, the God of Israel, had commanded.



                        Judges 14:19 (New International Version)
 19 Then the Spirit of the LORD came upon him in power. He went down to Ashkelon, struck down thirty of their men, stripped them of their belongings and gave their clothes to those who had explained the riddle. Burning with anger, he went up to his father's house.



                        Ezekiel 9:5-7 (New International Version)
 5 As I listened, he said to the others, "Follow him through the city and kill, without showing pity or compassion. 6 Slaughter old men, young men and maidens, women and children, but do not touch anyone who has the mark. Begin at my sanctuary." So they began with the elders who were in front of the temple.
 7 Then he said to them, "Defile the temple and fill the courts with the slain. Go!" So they went out and began killing throughout the city.



                        Numbers 25:3-4 (New International Version)
3 So Israel joined in worshiping the Baal of Peor. And the LORD's anger burned against them.
 4 The LORD said to Moses, "Take all the leaders of these people, kill them and expose them in broad daylight before the LORD, so that the LORD's fierce anger may turn away from Israel."



                        Deuteronomy 29:20 (New International Version)
20 The LORD will never be willing to forgive him; his wrath and zeal will burn against that man. All the curses written in this book will fall upon him, and the LORD will blot out his name from under heaven.



                        Deuteronomy 32:21 (New International Version)
 21 They made me jealous by what is no god
       and angered me with their worthless idols.
       I will make them envious by those who are not a people;
       I will make them angry by a nation that has no understanding.



                        Psalm 7:11 (New International Version)
 11 God is a righteous judge,
       a God who expresses his wrath every day.



                        Psalm 78:49 (New International Version)
 49 He unleashed against them his hot anger,
       his wrath, indignation and hostility—
       a band of destroying angels.




 
Is God love? / Is God angry?
The fruit of the Spirit of God is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

God is love


                        1 John 4:8 (New International Version)
8Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.



                        Galatians 5:22-23 (New International Version)
 22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.



                        2 Chronicles 13:11 (New International Version)
11 Every morning and evening they present burnt offerings and fragrant incense to the LORD. They set out the bread on the ceremonially clean table and light the lamps on the gold lampstand every evening. We are observing the requirements of the LORD our God. But you have forsaken him.



                        1 John 4:16 (New International Version)
16And so we know and rely on the love God has for us.
      God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.



                        2 Corinthians 13:14 (New International Version)
 14May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.


God is angry.
His anger is sometimes fierce.
Exodus 33-35 (New International Version)

33 The LORD replied to Moses, "Whoever has sinned against me I will blot out of my book. 34 Now go, lead the people to the place I spoke of, and my angel will go before you. However, when the time comes for me to punish, I will punish them for their sin."
 35 And the LORD struck the people with a plague because of what they did with the calf Aaron had made.


                        2 Samuel 22:7-10 (New King James Version)
 7 In my distress I called upon the LORD,
      And cried out to my God;
      He heard my voice from His temple,
      And my cry entered His ears.
 8 “Then the earth shook and trembled;
      The foundations of heaven[a] quaked and were shaken,
      Because He was angry.



9 Smoke went up from His nostrils,
      And devouring fire from His mouth;
      Coals were kindled by it.
 10 He bowed the heavens also, and came down
      With darkness under His feet.



                        Nahum 1:2 (New King James Version)
                                  God’s Wrath on His Enemies
    2 God is jealous, and the LORD avenges;
      The LORD avenges and is furious.
      The LORD will take vengeance on His adversaries,
      And He reserves wrath for His enemies;



                        Ezekiel 6:12 (New King James Version)
12 He who is far off shall die by the pestilence, he who is near shall fall by the sword, and he who remains and is besieged shall die by the famine. Thus will I spend My fury upon them.


God's anger is but for a moment


                        Psalm 30:5 (New King James Version)
                        5 For His anger is but for a moment,
         His favor is for life;
         Weeping may endure for a night,
         But joy comes in the morning.


God's anger for 40 years!
                        Numbers 32:13 (New King James Version)
13 So the LORD’s anger was aroused against Israel, and He made them wander in the wilderness forty years, until all the generation that had done evil in the sight of the LORD was gone.
All creatures were annihilated by the Flood


                        Genesis 7:21 (New International Version)
21 Every living thing that moved on the earth perished—birds, livestock, wild animals, all the creatures that swarm over the earth, and all mankind.


There were Nephilim(giants)before the Flood.
                        Genesis 6:4 (New International Version)
 4 The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God went to the daughters of men and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown.



                        Numbers 13:33 (New International Version)
33 We saw the Nephilim there (the descendants of Anak come from the Nephilim). We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them."


God does not change His mind


                        James 1:17 (New International Version)
17Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.



                        Numbers 23:19-20 (New International Version)
 19 God is not a man, that he should lie,
       nor a son of man, that he should change his mind.
       Does he speak and then not act?
       Does he promise and not fulfill?
 20 I have received a command to bless;
       he has blessed, and I cannot change it.


God changes His mind


                        Genesis 6:6 (New International Version)
6 The LORD was grieved that he had made man on the earth, and his heart was filled with pain.


                        Numbers 14:20 (New International Version)
 20 The LORD replied, "I have forgiven them, as you asked.



                        1 Samuel 15:35 (New International Version)
35 Until the day Samuel died, he did not go to see Saul again, though Samuel mourned for him. And the LORD was grieved that he had made Saul king over Israel.



                        2 Samuel 24:16 (New International Version)
16 When the angel stretched out his hand to destroy Jerusalem, the LORD was grieved because of the calamity and said to the angel who was afflicting the people, "Enough! Withdraw your hand." The angel of the LORD was then at the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite.



                        2 Samuel 24:16 (New International Version)
16 When the angel stretched out his hand to destroy Jerusalem, the LORD was grieved because of the calamity and said to the angel who was afflicting the people, "Enough! Withdraw your hand." The angel of the LORD was then at the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite.



                        Genesis 7:2-5 (New International Version)
2 Take with you seven [a] of every kind of clean animal, a male and its mate, and two of every kind of unclean animal, a male and its mate, 3 and also seven of every kind of bird, male and female, to keep their various kinds alive throughout the earth. 4 Seven days from now I will send rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights, and I will wipe from the face of the earth every living creature I have made."
 5 And Noah did all that the LORD commanded him.


 
Two pairs or seven pairs?


Bring into the ark two of all living creatures
                        Genesis 6:19-22 (New International Version)
19 You are to bring into the ark two of all living creatures, male and female, to keep them alive with you. 20 Two of every kind of bird, of every kind of animal and of every kind of creature that moves along the ground will come to you to be kept alive. 21 You are to take every kind of food that is to be eaten and store it away as food for you and for them."



                        Genesis 7:8-9 (New International Version)
8 Pairs of clean and unclean animals, of birds and of all creatures that move along the ground, 9 male and female, came to Noah and entered the ark, as God had commanded Noah.



                        Genesis 7:14-16 (New International Version)
14 They had with them every wild animal according to its kind, all livestock according to their kinds, every creature that moves along the ground according to its kind and every bird according to its kind, everything with wings. 15 Pairs of all creatures that have the breath of life in them came to Noah and entered the ark. 16 The animals going in were male and female of every living thing, as God had commanded Noah. Then the LORD shut him in.


 


Take with you seven of every kind of clean animal,
                        Genesis 7:2-5 (New International Version)
2 Take with you seven [a] of every kind of clean animal, a male and its mate, and two of every kind of unclean animal, a male and its mate, 3 and also seven of every kind of bird, male and female, to keep their various kinds alive throughout the earth. 4 Seven days from now I will send rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights, and I will wipe from the face of the earth every living creature I have made."
 5 And Noah did all that the LORD commanded him.


 

  God hates anyone who sows discord / God sows discord


God hates anyone who sows discord.
                        Proverbs 6:16-19 (New International Version)
 16 There are six things the LORD hates,
       seven that are detestable to him:
 17 haughty eyes,
       a lying tongue,
       hands that shed innocent blood,
 18 a heart that devises wicked schemes,
       feet that are quick to rush into evil,
 19 a false witness who pours out lies
       and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers.


God sows discord


                        Genesis 11:7-9 (New International Version)
7 Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other."
 8 So the LORD scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city. 9 That is why it was called Babel—because there the LORD confused the language of the whole world. From there the LORD scattered them over the face of the whole earth.


Who was the father of Shelah?
(Cain or Arpachshad?)


Cainan was the father of Shelah. Arpachshad was the grandfather of Shelah.
                        Luke 3:35-36 (New King James Version)
35 the son of Serug, the son of Reu, the son of Peleg, the son of Eber, the son of Shelah, 36 the son of Cainan, the son of Arphaxad, the son of Shem, the son of Noah, the son of Lamech,
Arpachshad [Arphaxad] was the father of Shelah:


                        Genesis 11:12 (New International Version)
 12 When Arphaxad had lived 35 years, he became the father of Shela


God didn't give commands about offering  
Jeremiah 7:21-22 (New International Version)
 21 " 'This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Go ahead, add your burnt offerings to your other sacrifices and eat the meat yourselves! 22 For when I brought your forefathers out of Egypt and spoke to them, I did not just give them commands about burnt offerings and sacrifices,
Numbers 28:1-2 (New International Version)
                                  Daily Offerings
 1 The LORD said to Moses, 2 "Give this command to the Israelites and say to them: 'See that you present to me at the appointed time the food for my offerings made by fire, as an aroma pleasing to me.'

Numbers 28:27-29 (New International Version)
27 Present a burnt offering of two young bulls, one ram and seven male lambs a year old as an aroma pleasing to the LORD. 28 With each bull there is to be a grain offering of three-tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil; with the ram, two-tenths; 29 and with each of the seven lambs, one-tenth.
                             Leviticus 1:1-7
                                  The Burnt Offering
 1 The LORD called to Moses and spoke to him from the Tent of Meeting. He said, 2 "Speak to the Israelites and say to them: 'When any of you brings an offering to the LORD, bring as your offering an animal from either the herd or the flock.
 3 " 'If the offering is a burnt offering from the herd, he is to offer a male without defect. He must present it at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting so that it [a] will be acceptable to the LORD. 4 He is to lay his hand on the head of the burnt offering, and it will be accepted on his behalf to make atonement for him. 5 He is to slaughter the young bull before the LORD, and then Aaron's sons the priests shall bring the blood and sprinkle it against the altar on all sides at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting. 6 He is to skin the burnt offering and cut it into pieces. 7 The sons of Aaron the priest are to put fire on the altar and arrange wood on the fire.
Exodus 20:24 (New International Version)
 24 " 'Make an altar of earth for me and sacrifice on it your burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, [a] your sheep and goats and your cattle. Wherever I cause my name to be honored, I will come to you and bless you.
Exodus 29:9-13 (New International Version)
9 and put headbands on them. Then tie sashes on Aaron and his sons. [a] The priesthood is theirs by a lasting ordinance. In this way you shall ordain Aaron and his sons.
 10 "Bring the bull to the front of the Tent of Meeting, and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands on its head. 11 Slaughter it in the LORD's presence at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting. 12 Take some of the bull's blood and put it on the horns of the altar with your finger, and pour out the rest of it at the base of the altar.
Exodus 29:42 (New International Version)
 42 "For the generations to come this burnt offering is to be made regularly at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting before the LORD. There I will meet you and speak to you;

God promises Abraham the land of Canaan as an "everlasting possession."
Genesis 17:8 (New International Version)
8 The whole land of Canaan, where you are now an alien, I will give as an everlasting possession to you and your descendants after you; and I will be their God."
Abraham died with the promise unfulfilled.
                        Hebrews 11:13 (New International Version)
 13All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance. And they admitted that they were aliens and strangers on earth.
                        Acts 7:2-5 (New International Version)
 2To this he replied: "Brothers and fathers, listen to me! The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham while he was still in Mesopotamia, before he lived in Haran. 3'Leave your country and your people,' God said, 'and go to the land I will show you.'[a]
 4"So he left the land of the Chaldeans and settled in Haran. After the death of his father, God sent him to this land where you are now living. 5He gave him no inheritance here, not even a foot of ground. But God promised him that he and his descendants after him would possess the land, even though at that time Abraham had no child.(1:  The LORD had said to Abram, "Leave your country, your people and your father's household and go to the land I will show you. Genesis 12:1 New International Version)
                        Genesis 25:7-10 (NIV)
7 Altogether, Abraham lived a hundred and seventy-five years. 8 Then Abraham breathed his last and died at a good old age, an old man and full of years; and he was gathered to his people. 9 His sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah near Mamre, in the field of Ephron son of Zohar the Hittite, 10 the field Abraham had bought from the Hittites. [a] There Abraham was buried with his wife Sarah.
Incest is not allowed
(Leviticus 20:17, 22 NIV)
17 " 'If a man marries his sister, the daughter of either his father or his mother, and they have sexual relations, it is a disgrace. They must be cut off before the eyes of their people. He has dishonored his sister and will be held responsible.
22 "Cursed is the man who sleeps with his sister, the daughter of his father or the daughter of his mother."
       Then all the people shall say, "Amen!"
 Abraham and his half sister, Sarai, are married
Abraham and Sarai receive God's blessings on their marriage.
                        Genesis 20:11-12 (New International Version)
 11 Abraham replied, "I said to myself, 'There is surely no fear of God in this place, and they will kill me because of my wife.' 12 Besides, she really is my sister, the daughter of my father though not of my mother; and she became my wife.
Genesis 17:15-16 (New International Version)
 15 God also said to Abraham, "As for Sarai your wife, you are no longer to call her Sarai; her name will be Sarah. 16 I will bless her and will surely give you a son by her. I will bless her so that she will be the mother of nations; kings of peoples will come from her."
Genesis 22:17 (New International Version)
17 I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession of the cities of their enemies,
God & wine
                        Wine leads to debauchery
                        Ephesians 5:18 (New International Version)
18Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery.
                        Ezekiel 44:21 (New International Version)
21 No priest is to drink wine when he enters the inner court.
It is good to refrain from drinking wine.
Romans 14:21 (New International Version)
21It is better not to eat meat or drink wine or to do anything else that will cause your brother to fall.
God says: Every wineskin should be filled with wine
Jeremiah 13:12-13 (New International Version)
                                  Wineskins
 12 "Say to them: 'This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: Every wineskin should be filled with wine.'
Deuteronomy 7:13 (New International Version)
Genesis 27:28 (New International Version)
 28 May God give you of heaven's dew
       and of earth's richness—
       an abundance of grain and new wine.

Old and new wine take away the understanding
                        Hosea 4:11 (New International Version)
11 to prostitution,
       to old wine and new,
       which take away the understanding
New wine
13 He will love you and bless you and increase your numbers. He will bless the fruit of your womb, the crops of your land—your grain, new wine and oil—the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks in the land that he swore to your forefathers to give you.

God prohibits stealing, defrauding, or robbing a neighbor.
                        Exodus 20:15 (New International Version)
 15 "You shall not steal.
                        Exodus 20:17 (New International Version)
 17 "You shall not covet your neighbor's house. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor."
                        Leviticus 19:13 (New International Version)
 13 " 'Do not defraud your neighbor or rob him.
      " 'Do not hold back the wages of a hired man overnight.
You may take these as plunder for yourselves.
God instructs the Israelites to despoil the Egyptians, to plunder their enemies

Deuteronomy 20:13-17 (New International Version)

13 When the LORD your God delivers it into your hand, put to the sword all the men in it. 14 As for the women, the children, the livestock and everything else in the city, you may take these as plunder for yourselves. And you may use the plunder the LORD your God gives you from your enemies. 15 This is how you are to treat all the cities that are at a distance from you and do not belong to the nations nearby.
 16 However, in the cities of the nations the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance, do not leave alive anything that breathes. 17 Completely destroy them—the Hittites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites—as the LORD your God has commanded you.
Exodus 3:20-22 (New International Version)
20 So I will stretch out my hand and strike the Egyptians with all the wonders that I will perform among them. After that, he will let you go.
 21 "And I will make the Egyptians favorably disposed toward this people, so that when you leave you will not go empty-handed. 22 Every woman is to ask her neighbor and any woman living in her house for articles of silver and gold and for clothing, which you will put on your sons and daughters. And so you will plunder the Egyptians."

 

God is a god of love
                1 John 4:8, 16 (New International Version)
8Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.
16And so we know and rely on the love God has for us.
      God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.
                2 Corinthians 13:11 (New International Version)
                                  Final Greetings
 11Finally, brothers, good-by. Aim for perfection, listen to my appeal, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.

God destroys all the cattle
All the first-born of the cattle of the Egyptians are destroyed.
 Exodus 32:9 (New International Version)
9 "I have seen these people," the LORD said to Moses, "and they are a stiff-necked people. 10 Now leave me alone so that my anger may burn against them and that I may destroy them. Then I will make you into a great nation."
                        Exodus 12:29 (New International Version)
 29 At midnight the LORD struck down all the firstborn in Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh, who sat on the throne, to the firstborn of the prisoner, who was in the dungeon, and the firstborn of all the livestock as well.
Exodus 12:12 (New International Version)
 12 "On that same night I will pass through Egypt and strike down every firstborn—both men and animals—and I will bring judgment on all the gods of Egypt. I am the LORD.
God destroys all the cattle (including horses) belonging to the Egyptians.
Exodus 9:3-6 (New International Version)
3 the hand of the LORD will bring a terrible plague on your livestock in the field—on your horses and donkeys and camels and on your cattle and sheep and goats. 4 But the LORD will make a distinction between the livestock of Israel and that of Egypt, so that no animal belonging to the Israelites will die.' "
 5 The LORD set a time and said, "Tomorrow the LORD will do this in the land." 6 And the next day the LORD did it: All the livestock of the Egyptians died, but not one animal belonging to the Israelites died.
After having all their cattle destroyed, then afflicted with boils, and then their first-born cattle destroyed, the Egyptians pursue Moses on horseback.
Exodus 14:9 (New International Version)
9 The Egyptians—all Pharaoh's horses and chariots, horsemen [a] and troops—pursued the Israelites and overtook them as they camped by the sea near Pi Hahiroth, opposite Baal Zephon.
The people and the cattle are afflicted with boils.
Exodus 9:9-11 (New International Version)
9 It will become fine dust over the whole land of Egypt, and festering boils will break out on men and animals throughout the land."
 10 So they took soot from a furnace and stood before Pharaoh. Moses tossed it into the air, and festering boils broke out on men and animals. 11 The magicians could not stand before Moses because of the boils that were on them and on all the Egyptians.
Did God give the law directly or through angles?
God gave the law directly to Moses (without using an intermediary).
                        Exodus 20:1, 22 (New International Version)
                             The Ten Commandments
 1 And God spoke all these words:
22 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Tell the Israelites this: 'You have seen for yourselves that I have spoken to you from heaven:
The law was ordained through angels by a mediator (an intermediary).
Galatians 3:19 (New International Version)
 19What, then, was the purpose of the law? It was added because of transgressions until the Seed to whom the promise referred had come. The law was put into effect through angels by a mediator.
"You shall not make for yourself an idol”!
God prohibits the making of any graven images whatsoever.
Exodus 20:4
 4 "You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below.
”Make two cherubim out of hammered gold”
God enjoins the making of two graven images.
Exodus 25:18 (New International Version)
18 And make two cherubim out of hammered gold at the ends of the cover.

”You shall not do any work on the Sabbath”
No work is to be done on the Sabbath, not even lighting a fire. The commandment is permanent, and death is required for infractions.
                        Exodus 35:1-3 (New International Version)
                                  Sabbath Regulations
 1 Moses assembled the whole Israelite community and said to them, "These are the things the LORD has commanded you to do: 2 For six days, work is to be done, but the seventh day shall be your holy day, a Sabbath of rest to the LORD. Whoever does any work on it must be put to death. 3 Do not light a fire in any of your dwellings on the Sabbath day."
Exodus 20:8-11 (New International Version)
 8 "Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your animals, nor the alien within your gates. 11 For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.
Exodus 31:15-17 (New International Version)
15 For six days, work is to be done, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD. Whoever does any work on the Sabbath day must be put to death. 16 The Israelites are to observe the Sabbath, celebrating it for the generations to come as a lasting covenant. 17 It will be a sign between me and the Israelites forever, for in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day he abstained from work and rested.' "
Was Sabbath commandment temporary?
The founder of the new Christianity Paul says the Sabbath commandment was temporary, and to decide for yourself regarding its observance.
Colossians 2:14-16 (New International Version)
14having canceled the written code, with its regulations, that was against us and that stood opposed to us; he took it away, nailing it to the cross. 15And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.[a]
 16Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day.
Romans 14:5 (New International Version)
 5One man considers one day more sacred than another; another man considers every day alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind.
Jesus' disciples were criticized for breaking the Sabbath. He says that the Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath
Mark 2:27-28 (New International Version)
 27Then he said to them, "The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. 28So the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath."
Don't call anyone on earth ”father”
Jesus says to call no man on earth your father.
Matthew 23:9 (New International Version)
9And do not call anyone on earth 'father,' for you have one Father, and he is in heaven.
Honor your father and your mother
The word ”father” is frequently used in the Bible regardind to the bioligical father:
                        Deuteronomy 5:16 (New International Version)
 16 "Honor your father and your mother, as the LORD your God has commanded you, so that you may live long and that it may go well with you in the land the LORD your God is giving you.
Honor your father and your mother is one of the ten commandments. It is reinforced by Jesus.
Matthew 15:4-6 (New International Version)
4For God said, 'Honor your father and mother'[a] and 'Anyone who curses his father or mother must be put to death.'5But you say that if a man says to his father or mother, 'Whatever help you might otherwise have received from me is a gift devoted to God,' 6he is not to 'honor his father[c]' with it. Thus you nullify the word of God for the sake of your tradition.
Matthew 19:19 (New International Version)
   Jesus replied, " 'Do not murder, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not give false testimony, 19honor your father and mother,'[a] and 'love your neighbor as yourself.”
Mark 7:10 (New International Version)
10For Moses said, 'Honor your father and your mother,'[a] and, 'Anyone who curses his father or mother must be put to death.
Luke 18:20 (New International Version)
20You know the commandments: 'Do not commit adultery, do not murder, do not steal, do not give false testimony, honor your father and mother.”
Exodus 20:12 (New International Version)
 12 "Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.
Jesus used the word father rather than God
Jesus says that he has come to divide families; that a man's foes will be those of his own household; that you must hate your father, mother, wife, children, brothers, sisters, and even your own life to be a disciple.
                        Luke 14:26 (New International Version)
26"If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sisters—yes, even his own life—he cannot be my disciple.
                        Matthew 10:35-37 (New International Version)
35For I have come to turn
   " 'a man against his father,
      a daughter against her mother,
   a daughter-in-law against her motherinlaw—
    36a man's enemies will be the members of his own household.'[a]
 37"Anyone who loves his father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves his son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me;
Luke 12:51-53 (New International Version)
51Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division. 52From now on there will be five in one family divided against each other, three against two and two against three. 53They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law."
God prohibits killing
                        Deuteronomy 5:17 (New International Version)
 17 "You shall not murder.
                        Exodus 20:13 (New International Version)
 13 "You shall not murder.
James 2:11 (New International Version)
11For he who said, "Do not commit adultery,"[a] also said, "Do not murder."[b] If you do not commit adultery but do commit murder, you have become a lawbreaker.
Mark 10:19 (New International Version)
19You know the commandments: 'Do not murder, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not give false testimony, do not defraud, honor your father and mother.'[a]"
Luke 18:20 (New International Version)
20You know the commandments: 'Do not commit adultery, do not murder, do not steal, do not give false testimony, honor your father and mother.'[a]"
Romans 13:9 (New International Version)
9The commandments, "Do not commit adultery," "Do not murder," "Do not steal," "Do not covet,"[a] and whatever other commandment there may be, are summed up in this one rule: "Love your neighbor as yourself."
God orders killing
”Destroy them totally, show them no mercy”
DEUTERONOMY7:2
2 and when the LORD your God has delivered them over to you and you have defeated them, then you must destroy them totally. [a] Make no treaty with them, and show them no mercy.
                        Exodus 32:27 (New International Version)
 27 Then he said to them, "This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: 'Each man strap a sword to his side. Go back and forth through the camp from one end to the other, each killing his brother and friend and neighbor.' "
Deuteronomy 13:5 (New International Version)
5 That prophet or dreamer must be put to death, because he preached rebellion against the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt and redeemed you from the land of slavery; he has tried to turn you from the way the LORD your God commanded you to follow. You must purge the evil from among you.
DEUTERONOMY20:13-15
13 When the LORD your God delivers it into your hand, put to the sword all the men in it. 14 As for the women, the children, the livestock and everything else in the city, you may take these as plunder for yourselves. And you may use the plunder the LORD your God gives you from your enemies. 15 This is how you are to treat all the cities that are at a distance from you and do not belong to the nations nearby.
God condones trickery and killing.
Genesis 35:5 (New International Version)
5 Then they set out, and the terror of God fell upon the towns all around them so that no one pursued them.
An angel of the Lord slaughters 185,000 men.
2 Kings 19:35 (New International Version)
 35 That night the angel of the LORD went out and put to death a hundred and eighty-five thousand men in the Assyrian camp. When the people got up the next morning—there were all the dead bodies!
”Life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth”
The law explains its principles:
A life for a life, an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, a hand for a hand, a foot for a foot.
Deuteronomy 19:21 (New International Version)
21 Show no pity: life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.
Exodus 21:23-25 (New International Version)
23 But if there is serious injury, you are to take life for life, 24 eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, 25 burn for burn, wound for wound, bruise for bruise.
Leviticus 24:20 (New International Version)
20 fracture for fracture, eye for eye, tooth for tooth. As he has injured the other, so he is to be injured.

Love your enemies ,Turn the other cheek also!
The new teachings are just opposit the Law. It is said:”If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.”
Matthew 5:38-44 (New International Version)
                                  An Eye for an Eye
 38"You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' 39But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. 40And if someone wants to sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. 41If someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. 42Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.
                                  Love for Enemies
 43"You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' 44But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

Luke 6:27-29 (New International Version)
                                  Love for Enemies
 27"But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. 29If someone strikes you on one cheek, turn to him the other also. If someone takes your cloak, do not stop him from taking your tunic.

                 
God prohibits the killing of the innocent.
God prohibits the killing of the innocent.
Exodus 23:7 (New International Version)
7 Have nothing to do with a false charge and do not put an innocent or honest person to death, for I will not acquit the guilty.



God commands the killing of the innocent people
God orders or approves the complete extermination of groups of people which include innocent women and/or children.
1 Samuel 15:3 (New International Version)
3 Now go, attack the Amalekites and totally destroy  everything that belongs to them. Do not spare them; put to death men and women, children and infants, cattle and sheep, camels and donkeys.' "
Judges 21:10-12 (New International Version)
You must destroy them totally
                        Deuteronomy 7:2 (New International Version)
2 and when the LORD your God has delivered them over to you and you have defeated them, then you must destroy them totally. [a] Make no treaty with them, and show them no mercy.
 "Kill every male and every woman who is not a virgin."
10 So the assembly sent twelve thousand fighting men with instructions to go to Jabesh Gilead and put to the sword those living there, including the women and children. 11 "This is what you are to do," they said. "Kill every male and every woman who is not a virgin." 12 They found among the people living in Jabesh Gilead four hundred young women who had never slept with a man, and they took them to the camp at Shiloh in Canaan.
                        Numbers 31:17 (New International Version)
17 Now kill all the boys. And kill every woman who has slept with a man
They destroyed with the sword every living thing
                        Joshua 10:20 (New International Version)
 20 So Joshua and the Israelites destroyed them completely—almost to a man—but the few who were left reached their fortified cities.
                        Joshua 10:40 (New International Version)
 40 So Joshua subdued the whole region, including the hill country, the Negev, the western foothills and the mountain slopes, together with all their kings. He left no survivors. He totally destroyed all who breathed, just as the LORD, the God of Israel, had commanded.

They burned the whole city and everything in it
Joshua 6:21-27 (New International Version)
21 They devoted the city to the LORD and destroyed with the sword every living thing in it—men and women, young and old, cattle, sheep and donkeys.
 22 Joshua said to the two men who had spied out the land, "Go into the prostitute's house and bring her out and all who belong to her, in accordance with your oath to her." 23 So the young men who had done the spying went in and brought out Rahab, her father and mother and brothers and all who belonged to her. They brought out her entire family and put them in a place outside the camp of Israel.
 24 Then they burned the whole city and everything in it, but they put the silver and gold and the articles of bronze and iron into the treasury of the LORD's house. 25 But Joshua spared Rahab the prostitute, with her family and all who belonged to her, because she hid the men Joshua had sent as spies to Jericho—and she lives among the Israelites to this day.
 26 At that time Joshua pronounced this solemn oath: "Cursed before the LORD is the man who undertakes to rebuild this city, Jericho:
       "At the cost of his firstborn son
       will he lay its foundations;
       at the cost of his youngest
       will he set up its gates."
 27 So the LORD was with Joshua, and his fame spread throughout the land.
All Israel stoned him, and after they had stoned the rest, they burned them
Joshua 7:22-24
22 So Joshua sent messengers, and they ran to the tent, and there it was, hidden in his tent, with the silver underneath. 23 They took the things from the tent, brought them to Joshua and all the Israelites and spread them out before the LORD.
 24 Then Joshua, together with all Israel, took Achan son of Zerah, the silver, the robe, the gold wedge, his sons and daughters, his cattle, donkeys and sheep, his tent and all that he had, to the Valley of Achor. 25 Joshua said, "Why have you brought this trouble on us? The LORD will bring trouble on you today."
      Then all Israel stoned him, and after they had stoned the rest, they burned them. 26 Over Achan they heaped up a large pile of rocks, which remains to this day. Then the LORD turned from his fierce anger. Therefore that place has been called the Valley of Achor [f] ever since.
Israel cut them down, leaving them neither survivors nor fugitives.
Joshua 8:22-25 (New International Version)
22 The men of the ambush also came out of the city against them, so that they were caught in the middle, with Israelites on both sides. Israel cut them down, leaving them neither survivors nor fugitives. 23 But they took the king of Ai alive and brought him to Joshua.
 24 When Israel had finished killing all the men of Ai in the fields and in the desert where they had chased them, and when every one of them had been put to the sword, all the Israelites returned to Ai and killed those who were in it. 25 Twelve thousand men and women fell that day—all the people of Ai.
Joshua 11:8-15 (New International Version)
8 and the LORD gave them into the hand of Israel. They defeated them and pursued them all the way to Greater Sidon, to Misrephoth Maim, and to the Valley of Mizpah on the east, until no survivors were left. 9 Joshua did to them as the LORD had directed: He hamstrung their horses and burned their chariots.
 10 At that time Joshua turned back and captured Hazor and put its king to the sword. (Hazor had been the head of all these kingdoms.) 11 Everyone in it they put to the sword. They totally destroyed [a] them, not sparing anything that breathed, and he burned up Hazor itself.
 12 Joshua took all these royal cities and their kings and put them to the sword. He totally destroyed them, as Moses the servant of the LORD had commanded. 13 Yet Israel did not burn any of the cities built on their mounds—except Hazor, which Joshua burned. 14 The Israelites carried off for themselves all the plunder and livestock of these cities, but all the people they put to the sword until they completely destroyed them, not sparing anyone that breathed. 15 As the LORD commanded his servant Moses, so Moses commanded Joshua, and Joshua did it; he left nothing undone of all that the LORD commanded Moses.
The LORD himself  hardened their hearts to wage war
Joshua 11:20 (New International Version)
20 For it was the LORD himself who hardened their hearts to wage war against Israel, so that he might destroy them totally, exterminating them without mercy, as the LORD had commanded Moses.
Deuteronomy 7:9-10 (New International Version)
9 Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commands. 10 But
       those who hate him he will repay to their face by destruction;
       he will not be slow to repay to their face those who hate him.
God does not lie
God is faithful and truthful. He does not lie.
Titus 1:2 (New International Version)
2a faith and knowledge resting on the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time,
The LORD has put a lying spirit in the mouths of all these prophets
God condones a spirit of deception.
1 Kings 22:21-23 (New International Version)
21 Finally, a spirit came forward, stood before the LORD and said, 'I will entice him.'
 22 " 'By what means?' the LORD asked.
      " 'I will go out and be a lying spirit in the mouths of all his prophets,' he said.
      " 'You will succeed in enticing him,' said the LORD. 'Go and do it.'
 23 "So now the LORD has put a lying spirit in the mouths of all these prophets of yours. The LORD has decreed disaster for you."

God does not remember sin when it has been forgiven


Jeremiah 31:34 (New International Version)
 34 No longer will a man teach his neighbor,
       or a man his brother, saying, 'Know the LORD,'
       because they will all know me,
       from the least of them to the greatest,"
       declares the LORD.
       "For I will forgive their wickedness
       and will remember their sins no more."


God remembers sin, even when it has been forgiven


Hebrews 9:27 (New International Version)
27Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment,


Exodus 34:7 (New International Version)
7 maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children and their children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation."


God is good
God is faithful, holy and good.
1 Chronicles 16:34 (New International Version)
 34 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;
       his love endures forever.
God forgives wickedness, rebellion and sin
But he punishes the children and their children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation


Exodus 34:6-7 (New International Version)
6 And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, "The LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, 7 maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children and their children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation."


God will not forgive your rebellion and your sins


Joshua 24:19 (New International Version)
 19 Joshua said to the people, "You are not able to serve the LORD. He is a holy God; he is a jealous God. He will not forgive your rebellion and your sins.


God causes the disaster
God is responsible for evil.


Amos 3:6 (New International Version)
 6 When a trumpet sounds in a city,
       do not the people tremble?
       When disaster comes to a city,
       has not the LORD caused it?



Isaiah 45:7 (New International Version)
7 I form the light and create darkness,
       I bring prosperity and create disaster;
       I, the LORD, do all these things.



Lamentations 3:8 (New International Version)
 8 Even when I call out or cry for help,
       he shuts out my prayer.


You must not eat any fat or any blood forever
Is this a lasting ordinance for the generations to come?
God himself prohibits forever the eating of blood and fat.


Leviticus 3:17 (New International Version)
 17 This is a lasting ordinance for the generations to come, wherever you live: You must not eat any fat or any blood.'


Is this not a lasting ordinance for the generations to come?
Jesus says:”What goes into a man's mouth does not make him 'unclean”
Matthew 15:11 (New International Version)
11What goes into a man's mouth does not make him 'unclean,' but what comes out of his mouth, that is what makes him 'unclean.' "
Paul says that such rules don't matter--they are only human injunctions.
These are all destined to perish with use
Colossians 2:20-22 (New International Version)


 20Since you died with Christ to the basic principles of this world, why, as though you still belonged to it, do you submit to its rules: 21"Do not handle! Do not taste! Do not touch!"? 22These are all destined to perish with use, because they are based on human commands and teachings.


The Sacrifices can take away the sins
                        Numbers 15:24-28 (New International Version)
24 and if this is done unintentionally without the community being aware of it, then the whole community is to offer a young bull for a burnt offering as an aroma pleasing to the LORD, along with its prescribed grain offering and drink offering, and a male goat for a sin offering. 25 The priest is to make atonement for the whole Israelite community, and they will be forgiven, for it was not intentional and they have brought to the LORD for their wrong an offering made by fire and a sin offering. 26 The whole Israelite community and the aliens living among them will be forgiven, because all the people were involved in the unintentional wrong.
 27 " 'But if just one person sins unintentionally, he must bring a year-old female goat for a sin offering. 28 The priest is to make atonement before the LORD for the one who erred by sinning unintentionally, and when atonement has been made for him, he will be forgiven.

23,000 or 24,000?
                        Exodus 32:6, 35 (New International Version)
6 So the next day the people rose early and sacrificed burnt offerings and presented fellowship offerings. [c] Afterward they sat down to eat and drink and got up to indulge in revelry.
35 And the LORD struck the people with a plague because of what they did with the calf Aaron had made.
Numbers 25:9 (New International Version)
9 but those who died in the plague numbered 24,000.
1 Corinthians 10:8 (New International Version)
8We should not commit sexual immorality, as some of them did—and in one day twenty-three thousand of them died.

To take an oath
God enjoins the making of vows (oaths).
Numbers 30:2 (New International Version)
2 When a man makes a vow to the LORD or takes an oath to obligate himself by a pledge, he must not break his word but must do everything he said.
”Do not swear at all”!
Jesus forbids swearing, saying that it arises from the evil.
Matthew 5:33-37 (New International Version)
                                  Oaths
 33"Again, you have heard that it was said to the people long ago, 'Do not break your oath, but keep the oaths you have made to the Lord.' 34But I tell you, Do not swear at all: either by heaven, for it is God's throne; 35or by the earth, for it is his footstool; or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. 36And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make even one hair white or black. 37Simply let your 'Yes' be 'Yes,' and your 'No,' 'No'; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.
The Israelites journeyed from Mt. Hor, to Zalmonah, to Punon...
(After Aaron's death)
Numbers 33:41-42 (New International Version)
 41 They left Mount Hor and camped at Zalmonah.
 42 They left Zalmonah and camped at Punon.
They travelled from Mosera, to Gudgodah, to Jotbath.
Deuteronomy 10:6-7 (New International Version)
 6 (The Israelites traveled from the wells of the Jaakanites to Moserah. There Aaron died and was buried, and Eleazar his son succeeded him as priest. 7 From there they traveled to Gudgodah and on to Jotbathah, a land with streams of water.
Anger is a sin
                Matthew 5:22 (New International Version)
22But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother[a]will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to his brother, 'Raca,[b]' is answerable to the Sanhedrin. But anyone who says, 'You fool!' will be in danger of the fire of hell.
An angry God
                Deuteronomy 6:15 (New International Version)
15 for the LORD your God, who is among you, is a jealous God and his anger will burn against you, and he will destroy you from the face of the land.
                Deuteronomy 9:7-8 (New International Version)
                                  The Golden Calf
 7 Remember this and never forget how you provoked the LORD your God to anger in the desert. From the day you left Egypt until you arrived here, you have been rebellious against the LORD. 8 At Horeb you aroused the LORD's wrath so that he was angry enough to destroy you.
                Deuteronomy 29:20 (New International Version)
20 The LORD will never be willing to forgive him; his wrath and zeal will burn against that man. All the curses written in this book will fall upon him, and the LORD will blot out his name from under heaven.
                Deuteronomy 32:21 (New International Version)
 21 They made me jealous by what is no god
       and angered me with their worthless idols.
       I will make them envious by those who are not a people;
       I will make them angry by a nation that has no understanding.

God´s creation
Who was created first?
(Day/night or the sun?)


                        He created Day & night on the first day/God created Sun on the fourth day  
God created day and night on the first day but the sun (which separate night and day) wasn't created until the fourth day. Is it possible?
3 And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good, and He separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light "day," and the darkness he called "night." And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day. Genesis 1:3-5 (New International Version)



14 And God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark seasons and days and years, 15 and let them be lights in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth." And it was so. 16 God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars. 17 God set them in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth, 18 to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19 And there was evening, and there was morning—the fourth day.Genesis 1:14-19 (New International Version)
Isn't to put cart before horse?


Who was created first?
(man or trees?)
Man was created first:26 Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the
earth, [a] and over all the creatures that move along the ground."


27 So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.Genesis 1:26-27 (New International Version)


 


Trees were created first: 11 Then God said, "Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds." And it was so. 12 The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.  Genesis 1:11-12 (New International Version)
Who was created first?
(man or birds?)


                        Genesis 2:7 (New International Version)
                        the LORD God formed the man The Hebrew for man (adam) sounds like and may be related to
the Hebrew for ground (adamah) it is also the name Adam (see Gen. 2:20). from the dust of the
                        ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.



                        Genesis 2:19 (New International Version)
 19 Now the LORD God had formed out of the ground all the beasts of the field and all the birds of the air. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name.



                        Genesis 1:20-21 (New International Version)
20 And God said, "Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky." 21 So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living and moving thing with which the water teems, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.



                        Genesis 1:26-27 (New International Version)
26 Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, [a] and over all the creatures that move along the ground."
27 So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.


Who was created first?
(man or animals?)


                        Genesis 2:7 (New International Version)
7 the LORD God formed the man [a] from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.



                        Genesis 2:19 (New International Version)
19 Now the LORD God had formed out of the ground all the beasts of the field and all the birds of the air. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name.



                        Genesis 1:24 (New International Version)
24 And God said, "Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: livestock, creatures that move along the ground, and wild animals, each according to its kind." And it was so.



                        Genesis 1:25-27(New International Version)
25 God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.
26 Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, [a] and over all the creatures that move along the ground."
27 So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.


Who was created first?
(man or woman?)


                        Genesis 2:7 (New International Version)
the LORD God formed the man The Hebrew for man (adam) sounds like and may be related to the Hebrew for ground (adamah) it is also the name Adam (see Gen. 2:20). from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.



                        Genesis 2:21-22 (New International Version)
21 So the LORD God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man's ribs [a] and closed up the place with flesh. 22 Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib [b] he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.



                        Genesis 1:26-27 (New International Version)
 26 Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, [a] and over all the creatures that move along the ground."
 27 So God created man in his own image,
       in the image of God he created him;
       male and female he created them.


Wasn't God pleased with His creation?


                        Genesis 1:31 (New International Version)
God was pleased: 31 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day.



                        Genesis 6:5-6(New International Version)
God was displeased: 5 The LORD saw how great man's wickedness on the earth had become, and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the time. 6 The LORD was grieved that he had made man on the earth, and his heart was filled with pain.


Was God displeased with His creation? It is inconsistent with the concept of omniscience.

 

 

 

Does the Gospel gossip?
In the Gospel of Luke there is a serious forgery about Jesus' "resurrection on the third day" claiming that it was foretold in the OT when it wasn't! e:
Luke 24:44  He said to them, "This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms." 45 Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. 46 He told them, "This is what is written: The Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, 47 and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
48 You are witnesses of these things.( Luke 24:44-48, the NIV Bible)
The author in Luke 24:44-48 is claiming that it is written in the Law of Moses (i.e., the Torah) that Jesus will die and resurrect on the third day. Where in the entire Old Testament (not just in the 5 books of Moses that make up the Law of Moses or the Torah) do you have that?!
No one verse in the Old Testament prophesized about Jesus' third day resurrection.
Does the Gospel gossip also?
The Book of Revelation is a very important, probably the most important Book in the Bible today, because it has prophecies in it of what Christians believe is for our future today, even though it has nothing to do with our current world. It talks about Jesus soon (1800 to 2000 years ago) will return (Revelation 22:7). How soon is 2000 years to the Bible? All the people that this book was told to had died.
Is it the word of God?
The four corners of the earth?
Isn’t the earth round ?


                        The Book of Revelation talks about the great battle of Gog and Magog fighting the righteous; "and will go out to deceive the nations in the four corners of the earth [The earth DOES NOT have four corners and no the earth is not a square or rectangle. It is round almost like an egg!!]--Gog and Magog--to gather them for battle. In number they are like the sand on the seashore. (NIV Bible, Revelation 20:8)"
The thing is that the Gog and Magog existed before. Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal 1 "Son of man, prophesy against Gog and say: 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I am against you, O Gog, chief prince of [a] Meshech and Tubal. (Footnotes: Gog, prince of Rosh)Ezekiel 39:1, is the name of the leader and Magog is the name of his nation (Ezekiel 38 and 39). The Book of Ezekiel which came literally thousands of years before the Book of Revelation predicted the attack and defeat of the army of Gog and Magog. It is a big lie of the Book of Revelation to predict the coming of the army of Gog and Magog. The writer of the book, lacked a great deal of knowledge about history because the event of the Gog and Magog battle (i.e., the battle of Armageddon) already happened!
Is it the word of God?
                        Contradictions in the Bible

God’s tender mercies are over all His works
God struck fifty thousand and seventy men of the people
because they had looked into the ark of the LORD

8 The LORD is gracious and full of compassion,
         Slow to anger and great in mercy.
 9 The LORD is good to all,
         And His tender mercies are over all His works.
                        Psalm 145:8-9 (New King James Version)
                        19 Then He struck the men of Beth Shemesh, because they had looked into the ark of the LORD. He struck fifty thousand and seventy men[a] of the people, and the people lamented because the LORD had struck the people with a great slaughter. 1 Samuel 6:19 (New King James Version)
GOD Almighty prohibiting brothers from marrying their biological sisters
 God initially allowed it for Abraham and Sarah:
"And yet indeed she is my sister; she is the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife. (Genesis 20:12)"
"Cursed be he that lieth with his sister, the daughter of his father, or the daughter of his mother. And all the people shall say, Amen. (Deuteronomy 27:22)"
It is important to know that in the same book of Genesis, GOD Almighty did Speak directly with Abraham. For instance:
Genesis 12:1-3
1 The LORD had said to Abram, "Leave your country, your people and your father's household and go to the land I will show you.
2 "I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.
3 I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you."
Yet, GOD Almighty never prohibited Abraham from marrying his own biological sister, Sarah!
So, Deuteronomy 27:22 is indeed an abrogation to the previous Law!
whosoever doeth any work on Saturday (sabbath) surely be put to death
"Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you: every one that defileth it shall surely be put to death: for whosoever doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people. (Exodus 31:14)"
"Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD: whosoever doeth any work in the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death. (Exodus 31:15)"
"Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be to you an holy day, a sabbath of rest to the LORD: whosoever doeth work therein shall be put to death. (Exodus 35:2)"
Working on the Sabbath day
"And it was the sabbath day when Jesus made the clay, and opened his eyes. (John 9:14)"
John 7:22-24
22 Moses therefore gave unto you circumcision; (not because it is of Moses, but of the fathers;) and ye on the sabbath day circumcise a man.
23 If a man on the sabbath day receive circumcision, that the law of Moses should not be broken; are ye angry at me, because I have made a man every whit whole on the sabbath day?
24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.


                        Mark 6:1-3
1 And he went out from thence, and came into his own country; and his disciples follow him.
2 And when the sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were astonished, saying, From whence hath this man these things? and what wisdom is this which is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought by his hands?
3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him.

Death by the sin of Adam


                        2 Chronicles 25:4 (New International Version)
4 Yet he did not put their sons to death, but acted in accordance with what is written in the Law, in the Book of Moses, where the LORD commanded: "Fathers shall not be put to death for their children, nor children put to death for their fathers; each is to die for his own sins." [a]



                        Deuteronomy 24:16 (New International Version)
 16 Fathers shall not be put to death for their children, nor children put to death for their fathers; each is to die for his own sin.



                        Ezekiel 18:20 (New International Version)
20 The soul who sins is the one who will die. The son will not share the guilt of the father, nor will the father share the guilt of the son. The righteousness of the righteous man will be credited to him, and the wickedness of the wicked will be charged against him.



                        2 Kings 14:6 (New International Version)
6 Yet he did not put the sons of the assassins to death, in accordance with what is written in the Book of the Law of Moses where the LORD commanded: "Fathers shall not be put to death for their children, nor children put to death for their fathers; each is to die for his own sins."



                        2 Kings 14:6 (New International Version)
6 Yet he did not put the sons of the assassins to death, in accordance with what is written in the Book of the Law of Moses where the LORD commanded: "Fathers shall not be put to death for their children, nor children put to death for their fathers; each is to die for his own sins."


It's possible / impossible to keep the law


It is possible to keep the law


                        Deuteronomy 30:11 (New International Version)
                                  The Offer of Life or Death 11 Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach.


It is not possible to keep the law.


                        Romans 3:20-23 (New International Version)
20Therefore no one will be declared righteous in his sight by observing the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of sin.
                                  Righteousness Through Faith
 21But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. 22This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, 23for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,


No one has ever seen God
God is not seen. No one can see God's face and live. No one has ever seen him.
20 But," he said, "you cannot see my face, for no one may see me and live.(Exodus33:20 NIV)
12 No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.(1 John 4:12 NIV)
1 Timothy 6:16 (New International Version)
16who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see. To him be honor and might forever. Amen.
They have seen God
                        Genesis 32:30 (New International Version)
 30 So Jacob called the place Peniel, saying, "It is because I saw God face to face, and yet my life was spared."
Footnotes:
a.  Genesis 32:30 Peniel means face of God .
                        Job 42:5 (New International Version)
 5 My ears had heard of you
       but now my eyes have seen you.
                        Amos 9:1 (New International Version)
1 I saw the Lord standing by the altar, and he said:
       "Strike the tops of the pillars
                        Exodus 33:11 (New International Version)
11 The LORD would speak to Moses face to face, as a man speaks with his friend. Then Moses would return to the camp, but his young aide Joshua son of Nun did not leave the tent.
                        Numbers 12:7-8 (New International Version)
 7 But this is not true of my servant Moses;
       he is faithful in all my house.
 8 With him I speak face to face,
       clearly and not in riddles;
       he sees the form of the LORD.
       Why then were you not afraid
       to speak against my servant Moses?"
                        Numbers 14:14 (New International Version)
14 And they will tell the inhabitants of this land about it. They have already heard that you, O LORD, are with these people and that you, O LORD, have been seen face to face, that your cloud stays over them, and that you go before them in a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night.
18No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only,[a][b]who is at the Father's side, has made him known. (John 1:18 NIV)
                        Exodus 3:16 (New International Version)
 16 "Go, assemble the elders of Israel and say to them, 'The LORD, the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob—appeared to me and said: I have watched over you and have seen what has been done to you in Egypt.
                        Exodus 24:9-11 (New International Version)
 9 Moses and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and the seventy elders of Israel went up 10 and saw the God of Israel. Under his feet was something like a pavement made of sapphire, [a] clear as the sky itself. 11 But God did not raise his hand against these leaders of the Israelites; they saw God, and they ate and drank.
Amos 7:7-8 (New International Version)
 7 This is what he showed me: The Lord was standing by a wall that had been built true to plumb, with a plumb line in his hand. 8 And the LORD asked me, "What do you see, Amos?"
 "A plumb line," I replied.
 Then the Lord said, "Look, I am setting a plumb line among my people Israel; I will spare them no longer.
                        Exodus 6:2-3 (New International Version)
 2 God also said to Moses, "I am the LORD. 3 I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob as God Almighty, [a] but by my name the LORD [b] I did not make myself known to them.
                        Genesis 12:7 (New International Version)
7 The LORD appeared to Abram and said, "To your offspring [a] I will give this land." So he built an altar there to the LORD, who had appeared to him.
                        Genesis 18:1 (New International Version)
1 The LORD appeared to Abraham near the great trees of Mamre while he was sitting at the entrance to his tent in the heat of the day.
                        Genesis 26:2 (New International Version)
2 The LORD appeared to Isaac and said, "Do not go down to Egypt; live in the land where I tell you to live.

It is fair to lend money at interest
It is wrong to lend money without interest.


Luke 19:23-27 (New International Version)
23Why then didn't you put my money on deposit, so that when I came back, I could have collected it with interest?'
 24"Then he said to those standing by, 'Take his mina away from him and give it to the one who has ten minas.'
 25" 'Sir,' they said, 'he already has ten!'
 26"He replied, 'I tell you that to everyone who has, more will be given, but as for the one who has nothing, even what he has will be taken away. 27But those enemies of mine who did not want me to be king over them—bring them here and kill them in front of me."



Matthew 25:27 (New International Version)
27Well then, you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest.


It is unfair to lend money at interest
It is wrong to lend money at interest.


Leviticus 25:37 (New International Version)
37 You must not lend him money at interest or sell him food at a profit.


Psalm 15:5 (New International Version)
 5 who lends his money without usury
       and does not accept a bribe against the innocent.
       He who does these things
       will never be shaken.
You have never heard His voice at any time


                        John 5:37 (New King James Version)
37 And the Father Himself, who sent Me, has testified of Me. You have neither heard His voice at any time, nor seen His form.


We have heard His voice


                        Deuteronomy 5:24 (New King James Version)
24 And you said: ‘Surely the LORD our God has shown us His glory and His greatness, and we have heard His voice from the midst of the fire. We have seen this day that God speaks with man; yet he still lives.


The high priest  must not tear his clothes
The chief priest is not to rend his clothes.
Leviticus 21:10 (New International Version)
 10 " 'The high priest, the one among his brothers who has had the anointing oil poured on his head and who has been ordained to wear the priestly garments, must not let his hair become unkempt [a] or tear his clothes.
The high priest tore his clothes
The high priest tore his clothes during the trial of Jesus.
Matthew 26:65 (New International Version)
 65Then the high priest tore his clothes and said, "He has spoken blasphemy! Why do we need any more witnesses? Look, now you have heard the blasphemy.
Mark 14:63 (New International Version)
 63The high priest tore his clothes. "Why do we need any more witnesses?" he asked.
Contradictions in the New Testament
 Who is Elijah ?
Jesus said that John the Baptist was Elijah 
(Matthew 17:12- 13)
John the Baptist maintained that he was not Elijah.
They asked him, "Then who are you? Are you Elijah?" He said, "I am not." John 1:21 (New International Version)
 Who approached Jesus?  
The Centurion approached Jesus, beseeching help for a sick servant. (Matthew 8:5-7)    
  The Centurion did not approach Jesus.  He sent friends and elders of the Jews.(Luke 7:3 & 7:6-7)
Who bought the Sepulcher?
Abraham:


                        Acts 7:16 (New King James Version)
16 And they were carried back to Shechem and laid in the tomb that Abraham bought for a sum of money from the sons of Hamor, the father of Shechem.


 

 Andrew followed Jesus first and then he went and informed Peter. John 1:40-42

How many angels were within the sepulcher? 
(Two or one?)


                        John 20:11-12 (New King James Version)
                                  Mary Magdalene Sees the Risen Lord
   
11 But Mary stood outside by the tomb weeping, and as she wept she stooped down and looked into the tomb. 12 And she saw two angels in white sitting, one at the head and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain.



                        Mark 16:5 (New King James Version)
5 And entering the tomb, they saw a young man clothed in a long white robe sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed.

How many persons were talking ?


(one or two?)

One person was talking Mark 16:6
Two people talking. John 20:13
 How many generations were there between Abraham to David?  
fourteen generations. Matthew 1:17   Mark 3:24-31 lists thirteen generations.
 How many days? 6 or 8?
Jesus took Peter, James and John up the mountain six days (Matthew 17:1)
 (No ! ), Eight days (Luke 9:7) after he told them that they will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.

 When did the fig tree hear of its doom?  
Jesus cursed the fig tree after purging the temple. (Matthew 21:17-19)  
He cursed it before the purging. (Mark 11:14-15 & 20)

Where did Jesus first appear to the eleven disciples?  
In a room in Jerusalem.  Luke 24:32-37                     
On a mountain in Galilee.Matthew 28:15-17
 Where did Christ ascend from?
 From Mount Olives.  Acts 1:9-12          From Bethany. Luke 24:50-51
 Where did Jesus Christ preach his first sermon ?
Christ preached his first sermon on the mount.  Matthew 5:1-2 
Christ preached his first sermon in the plain. Luke 6:17 & 20
Where did the devil take Jesus first?    
The Devil took Jesus first to the parapet of the temple, then to a high place to view all the Kingdoms of the world.(Matthew 4:5-8)  
 The Devil took Jesus first to a high place to view the kingdoms, then to the parapet of the temple.(Luke 4:5-9)

 what did Jesus instruct  his disciples to take?  
Jesus instructed his disciples to wear sandals and take a staff on their journey. (Mark 6:8-9)
Jesus instructed them not to take a staff, not to wear sandals. (Matthew 10:10)
 What color was the robe the blessed Jesus was put in?
And they stripped him and put a scarlet robe upon him. (Matthew 27:28).
And the soldiers plaited a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and arrayed him in a purple robe. (John 19:2)

 Did Paul’s attendants hear the miraculous  voice ?
 Paul’s attendants heard the miraculous voice and stood speechless.  Acts 9:7
Paul’s attendants did not hear the voice and were prostrate. Acts 22:9 & 26:14
 Has anyone ascended up to heaven?  
Elijah went up to heaven: "And Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven."  2 Kings 2:11 "
No man hath ascended up to heaven but he that came down from heaven, even the son of man."  John 3:13
                        Had Elijah come? 
                        18: Jesus insists that Elijah has already come, and everyone understood him to mean John the Baptist.  (Mark 9:11-13) ”From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been forcefully advancing, and forceful men lay hold of it. 13For all the Prophets and the Law prophesied until John. 14And if you are willing to accept it, he is the Elijah who was to come”. Matthew 11:12-14 (New International Version)
                        Elijah must return before the final days of the world
                         but Jesus insists that Elijah has already come.
"See, I will send you the prophet Elijah before that great and dreadful day of the LORD comes. Malachi 4:5 (New International Version)

 Was the infant Christ taken into Egypt ?
Yes . the infant Christ  was taken into Egypt Matthew 2:15, 19 & 21-23
No.The infant Christ was NOT taken to Egypt . Luke 2:22 & 39
 Was John the Baptist Elias? 
"And they asked him, what then?  Art thou Elias?  And he said I am not."  John l:21
"This is Elias which was to come."  Matthew 11:14
Was Jairus  daughter dead or just dying ?  
Jairus approached Jesus for help, because his daughter was dying. (Luke 8:41-42)
He asked for help, saying his daughter was already dead. (Matthew 9:18)   
 Are we saved by works as well as faith? 
No. Ephesians 2:8-9           yes.( James 2:24)
 To baptize or not ?
Jesus  said Clearly "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them…"28:19 
 Peter taught it also. "and this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also -- not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a good conscience toward God. It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ." 1 Pet. 3:21
it’s a contradiction because Paul said : ” For Christ sent me [Paul] not to baptize but to preach the gospel" 1 Corinthians 1:17
Simon carried the Cross
Luke 23:26 (New International Version)
                                  The Crucifixion
 26As they led him away, they seized Simon from Cyrene, who was on his way in from the country, and put the cross on him and made him carry it behind Jesus.
Jesus carried the Cross
John 19:17 (New International Version)
                                  The Crucifixion
    So the soldiers took charge of Jesus. 17Carrying his own cross, he went out to the place of the Skull (which in Aramaic is called Golgotha).

God's ears are attentive to their cry
God does not listen the words of my groaning
Psalm 34:15 (New International Version)
 15 The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous
       and his ears are attentive to their cry;
Psalm 22:1 (New International Version)
Psalm 22:1
                                  For the director of music. To the tune of "The Doe of the Morning." A psalm of David.
 1 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
       Why are you so far from saving me,
       so far from the words of my groaning
?
Judas hanged himself


                        Matthew 27:5 (New International Version)
 5So Judas threw the money into the temple and left. Then he went away and hanged himself.


Judas fell headlong and all his intestines spilled out


                        Acts 1:18 (New International Version)
 18(With the reward he got for his wickedness, Judas bought a field; there he fell headlong, his body burst open and all his intestines spilled out.


Did Judas hange himself or he fell headlong and died?
How did his intestines spill out just by falling on the ground?
Jesus sat on a donkey and her colt at the same time!
Matthew 21:1-7 (New International Version)
                             Matthew 21
                                  The Triumphal Entry
 1As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, 2saying to them, "Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me. 3If anyone says anything to you, tell him that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away."
 4This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet:
 5"Say to the Daughter of Zion,
      'See, your king comes to you,
   gentle and riding on a donkey,
      on a colt, the foal of a donkey.' "[a]
 6The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. 7They brought the donkey and the colt, placed their cloaks on them, and Jesus sat on them.
Jesus sat on the colt only. Poor colt!
Mark 11:2-7 (New International Version)
2saying to them, "Go to the village ahead of you, and just as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here. 3If anyone asks you, 'Why are you doing this?' tell him, 'The Lord needs it and will send it back here shortly.' "
 4They went and found a colt outside in the street, tied at a doorway. As they untied it, 5some people standing there asked, "What are you doing, untying that colt?" 6They answered as Jesus had told them to, and the people let them go. 7When they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks over it, he sat on it.
Jesus sat on the colt. Would that there were ”Society for the prevention of cruelty to animals”!
   Are these contradictions the words of God?
These are  very small samples of thousands of other contradictions. There are still dozens and dozens of more contradictions which are important and relate to key issues of doctrine.
The Bible says:”For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book”.
19: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.( Revelation 22: 18 – 19).
Who is resposible for these contradictions? God or the authors of the Bible? Is the Bible word of men?