When discussing the evidence for the early date of Daniel in the sixth century B.C., one of the points that are raised is this same Daniel (of the book of Daniel) was a contemporary with Ezekiel (Ezekiel 14:20; 28:3). Since Ezekiel lived in the sixth century B.C., then it would be the case that Daniel lived during the same time period. Those who oppose that the book of Daniel was written during the sixth century B.C. will appeal to another man named Danel (no misspelling here).Read More
One of the objections that is usually made against the gospel writers is the one that is made by a famous skeptic: “Matthew’s Gospel is written completely in the third person, . . . Even when this Gospel narrates the event of Matthew being called to become a disciple, it talks about ‘him,’ not about ‘me.’Read More
(2 Samuel 24:1; 1 Chronicles 21:1)
2 Samuel 24:1: "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: "Now Satan stood up against Israel, and moved David to number Israel."
The apparent "problem" that skeptics see in 1 Chronicles 21:1 is that Satan is cited as the one who instigates David to number the people of Israel; whereas in 2 Samuel 24:1, the Lord is cited as the instigator. Is there a "contradiction?"Read More
Through the years there have been claims that other "gospels" were reportedly found (such as the Gospel of Thomas, Phillip, Mary, etc.). You can find a list of these books on www.earlychristianwritings.com. Why are these not included in our New Testaments along with Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John?Read More
In 2 Samuel 24:9, the Bible states: "Then Joab gave the sum of the number of the people to the king. And there were in Israel eight hundred thousand (800,000) valiant men who drew the sword, and the men of Judah were five hundred thousand (500,000) men."Read More
Skeptics like to comb through the Bible and think they have found contradictions. Skeptics think they may have found a chronological contradiction this time. The contradiction they have said to find is that gospel writers and Paul cannot agree upon when the disciples became apostles. Did they become the apostles before the ascension of Jesus (Acts 1:9-11), which seems to be the case or was it after the ascension of Jesus? These passages Matthew 10:2, Mark 6:30, Luke 6:13, 9:10, 11:49, 17:5, 22:14, 24:10, Acts 1:2, and 1:26 call the disciples the apostles before the ascension of Jesus (except for Acts 1:26). Paul indicates in his letter to the Ephesians that the gift of apostleship was not given until after the ascension of Jesus (Ephesians 4:7-16).Read More
Matthew 1:16: "And Jacob begot Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus who is called Christ."
Luke 3:23: "Now Jesus Himself began His ministry at about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, the son of Heli"Read More
Skeptics of the Bible continue to search for supposed "contradictions" that will show that a Divine Mind did not supernaturally superintend over its contents.Read More
Addressing the following alleged "problem": 2 Samuel 24:13 mentions that there will be seven years of famine, whereas 1 Chronicles 21:12 mention three years of famine for the punishment that was to be enacted upon David and the nation of Israel for David's lack of faith in the supreme power of God.Read More
In Genesis 4:16, the Bible states: "Then Cain went out from the presence of the LORD and dwelt in the land of Nod on the east of Eden. 17 And Cain knew his wife, and she conceived and bore Enoch. And he built a city, and called the name of the city after the name of his son-Enoch."Read More
Problem: Skeptics believe they have found a contradiction. The Bible teaches that the kingdom of Jesus would not come to an end (Daniel 7:14; Luke 1:33), whereas in other passages it is stated that the kingdom will come to an end (1 Corinthians 15:24-28).Read More
Problem: Some assert there is a discrepancy between the Gospel writers on the hour in which Jesus was crucified. Mark states in Mark 15:25 that it was the third hour while in John 19:14,15, it was the sixth hour.Read More
(2 Kings 2:23-25)
Does 2 Kings 2:23-25 (when the prophet Elisha sent in the form of judgment of two female bears who mauled these young men) endorse child abuse as skeptics claim? Let us examine the context:
Moses, the human author of Genesis, gives a different view and thematic focus in each of those two chapters. The first view and focus in chapter one is a panoramic view where God speaks forth out of nothing the creation in six days (Romans 1:20).Read More
he Skeptics' Annotated Bible asserts that there are many contradictions in the Bible. One question posed is: "Is every word of God pure?" http://www.skepticsannotatedbible.com/contra/pure.html.Read More
Does Jesus’ statement to the scribes and Pharisees in Matthew 12:39, “An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah” contradict John’s statement in John 20:30, “And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book”?Read More