The Truth Is…
To us, the existence of a single contradiction in a supposedly inerrant, infallible document, no matter how slight, is evidence that the document (IE Bible) is false and every statement in it may be false.
Contradictions are a very serious matter in a book alleged to be written and directed, by an omniscient God and/or the Holy Spirit. If God and his sidekick, the Holy Spirit were truly omniscient, they could not possibly have supervised and directed a document that is riddled with error (contradictions are a form of error); yet the Bible is full of them.
Steve Wells, the author of “The Skeptics Annotated Bible” has created a list of contradictions, organized by topic. While there are many such lists (see below), this one is the clearest and easiest to read. Click HERE to access the list. Of course Christians will not access the list of contradictions because it is too painful to actually see how really wrong the bible is about so much.
Another very good presentation, presented in an interactive graph format is here at VizBib.
Go there right now! There is no point reading anything below.
Numerous authors have compiled lists of the bibles contradictions (see below) It is not our purpose here to enumerate all the contradictions. Rather, we will provide our favorite and the point you to those others who have itemized all the contradictions.
Our Favorite Contradiction
Exodus 20:13 Thou Shalt Not Kill
the sixth commandment, presented to Moses by God for the Children of Israel.
Now having said that, here is Mose’s command to his officers who had spared the women and children of the Midianites:
Numbers 31:17 -18
Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him.
But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves.
Now how about that for a contradiction? The same guy who issues the sixth commandment, then issues the order to violate it. KILL every male child, kill all the non virgin women, and rape all the virgin children.
But that’s just one of many. To see some of the others check out these lists compiled by others.
Links to Lists of Contradictions
420 Contradictions by Donald Morgan (these are well presented; contradictions are very obvious)
1551 Condradictions book by book, by David Wells.
Impossible Numbers of the Armies of the Children of Isreal by Willian Sierichs, Jr.
The Secular Web (dissects and analyzes eight glaring discrepancies)