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Submitted by Sohail (United Kingdom), Sep 8, 2006 at 06:50

David you said that the bible is a perfect book with no contractions or other type of errors. Well David and I am going to prove to that the Bible does have contractions:

Who buried Jesus:

The Jews and their rulers

Acts 13:27-29

For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor yet the voices of the prophets which are read every sabbath day, they have fulfilled them in condemning him. And though they found no cause of death in him, yet desired they Pilate that he should be slain. And when they had fulfilled all that was written of him, they took him down from the tree, and laid him in a sepulchre.

Luke 23:50-53

Joseph ... of Arimathaea ... took it down, and wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a sepulchre.

Joseph of Arimataea and Nicodemus

John 19:38-42

Joseph of Arimathaea ... took the body of Jesus. And there came also Nicodemus.... Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a new sepulchre, wherein was never man yet laid. There laid they Jesus....

Mark 15:43-46

Joseph of Arimathaea ... took him down, and wrapped him in the linen, and laid him in a sepulchre.

Joseph of Arimathaea

Matthew 27:57-60

When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus' disciple: He went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered. And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed.

Not one Christian can explain why is there this contradiction in the Bible.

Who destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah?

The angels did:

Genesis 19:13

For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the LORD; and the LORD hath sent us to destroy it.

God did:

Genesis 19:24

The LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven.

Infidel try to explain the meaning of this to me.

Did Jesus drink on the cross?

Yes:

John 19:29-30

Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a spunge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth. When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.

No:

Mark 15:23

And they gave him to drink wine mingled with myrrh: but he received it not.

I wonder which one of them is right Mark or John?

When did the Earth dry after the flood.

On the first day of the first month.

Genesis 8:13

In the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from off the earth.

On the 27th day of the second month.

Genesis 8:14

And in the second month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, was the earth dried.

God's got a bad memory.

Did Moses see God face?

Yes:

Exodus 33:11

And the LORD spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend.

Deuteronomy 34:10

And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face.

No, he only saw his back parts:

Exodus 33:20-23

Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live. And the LORD said, Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon a rock: And it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put theein a clift of the rock, and will cover thee with my hand while I pass by: And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen.

I wonder you wrote these verses?

David there is hundreds of more contradictions like this in the Bible.

Sohail

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