11/26/2004                                                                                       View Comments

The Study-to-show-thyself-approved Challenge

sent in by Sharon

Loving greetings to all Christians and all others.

I offer a challenge to all Christians. This is not a new concept, it is in fact commanded in the Bible. Yet so few self proclaimed Christians ever do it that this fact tells a glaringly simple story all of it's own.

Show your love for your God and your maker. READ THE BIBLE! Yes, I hear you saying "I read my Bible every day!"

I mean read the WHOLE Bible. Cover to cover. I used to find it amazing that every self proclaimed Christian that I have ever known claims that he/she loves God, even that he/she KNOWS God and hasnt bothered even to read the entire body of what He supposedly gave to us his beloved children as his word in the Holy Bible.

Even on a human scale we are well aware that if we received a letter from the one person we love most in the world we would want to read the whole thing. Every last word! That we would be blatantly hipocritical if we read only portions of it and steadfastly proclaimed that every word of it was true.

To read anything less that the entire Bible, every last bit of your God's Holy words glaringly displays the truth of your own love for your God.

Oh, I have heard from more than a few Christians that they got to the 5th book or got stuck on all the "begats" or somehow feel that that part of the book doesnt pertain to them. "But I'm not Jewish. We dont believe that eating rabbit is a sin."

I have heard: "I just dont have the time." Surely if one has devoted their life to loving the Lord their God with all their heart, and with all their soul and with all their mind.....they could find the time somewhere in between praying and preaching to the non beleievers!

I understand. It's okay. Youre afraid. Afraid to read the entire thing. You might find something you cant reconcile with your own brliefs. One extra inconsistemcy, one extra vile act which might put you on the road to losing your faith.

Which is sure to send you to hell in a handcart for not believing in a God whose existence you cannot prove even to yourself. If you were to lose that belief the Bible IS quite clear that you will spend forever in eteral agony.

But should you fail to even take the trouble to read everything your God said to you...you have failed in one of God's commandments.

So go ahead, put your faith in God and do as he has told you to. After all, you were created to be obedient and subservient to him were you not? I dont believe that, but you do.

If youre afraid, and I know you are, that's okay. I do understand. But you must already know that fear is not love. That you cant love something and be afraid of it. Even God. And you are pretty darn sure that if you dont LOVE God that you arent guaranteed a place in forever heaven.

You may one day feel somewhat squeamish at reading how God commanded his prophets and kings to kill other tribes in battle, to the last man, woman and child, apart from the unmarried women whom they could keep for themselves. Giving always a portion of them as sacrifices back to Him.

You might wonder how many were allowed, even commanded to have multiple wives and not suffer eternal dammnation. You may be repulsed at God commanding his armies to even hamstring horses. What sin, you might wonder could they have commited against God to receive such treatment.

The thinking part of you might wonder how these could possibly be the actions of a loving God at all?

You might realize that if the story of Adam and Eve being the parents to all humanity were true that we must be the most inbred bunch of misfits. That even the lowliest pond scum has a stronger gene pool than we do.

And as you love your neighbor as yourself according to God's commandment, you might find yourself identifying with those poor Egyptian firstborns, some of whom must have even been infants who could not have a concept of your God much less the ability to sin. Infants who must, as written in the Holy Bible be consigned to hell forever merely because they did not have the ability to believe in such an abstract concept as an unconditionally loving God who is jealous, spiteful and just all at once. And who, although being Omnipotent and perfect needs your devotion anyway.

A part of you might even be hoping to find a part of God's word that says children dont go to hell. Read on, you wont find it. If you God wanted you to know that he would have mentioned it, rather than let individuals and churches dictate to God that this would be the way it is.

You might also wonder, or even tremble in fear at such anger that this God must have experienced as he, in 40 days and nights killed every living thing that he had created save for the inhabitants of Noah's ark. You might ask yourself if this could possible be this loving Father who wants only to save you from eternal dammnation. And you might wonder how perfect he could be if he gets angry at his own toys.

Christians of this age are all full of the concept that God gave us free will. That we can, if nothing else choose between an eternity spent in heaven with Him or an eternity in torment. But oh, my dear fellow beings; one day you might be reminded of the 30,000 or so children who die each day. And wonder where their free will might be, how they could get to choose something they cant comprehend, and likely havent even heard of. Wonder how well this eternally loving God is providing for them.

If you get a little confused about how you can follow the commandments; "Thou shalt not kill" AND "Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live".

Or how you can follow the commandment to "Love they neighbor as thyself" AND kill any family member or friend who might invite that you worship another God.

You might also wonder how you can reconcile "Honor thy father and mother" with Jesus's words; "Unless a man give away all he has and hate his father and mother(and any other family members) he cannot be my disciple"

If you have the heart to read the entire Bible and still remain a Bible believing Christian then your faith is stronger than your common sense, which by the way God must have given you as well.

You might even insist that I am taking words out of context. How do YOU know what is to be taken literally and what is to be taken figuratively? Did God explain it to you while failing it to mention it to all the other Christians who choose which beliefs from the Bible they will follow and which not? Or are you relying on what other Christians, born sinners all of them, have told you which parts of the Bible are true and which are not?

If however you have managed to read the entire Bible while using your common sense you would have to logically agree that even beyond all the inconsistencies of:

who was Josephs father, why it was important to mention anyway,

how did God manage to kill the Egyptians horses twice, (Or did they manage to ressurect and it just didnt get mentioned)

what exactly did happen when Jesus was ressurected and hundreds of other glaring opposites, vulgarities and antrocities, you would have to make one of a number of conclusions:

1. I didnt understand the book.

2. It makes no sense in it's entirety.

or 3. There is more to understand.

If #3 was your conclusion you just might find yourself asking more questions. Wanting to read more on the subject, looking for historical books or information on other religions much older than Christianity. I heartlily encourage you to do so. There is nothing so tantalizing as a good mystery. You will find many wonderful jewels of understanding as you proceed.

Without the premise that God is omnipotent there could be no Christian religion. So what then is omnipotence? Of course you understand that. It is the property of having all the power. ALL the power. Right? Just so we can be on the same page, I will repeat it. ALL THE POWER.

Which means of course that no one, nothing outside of you has any power whatsoever. Keep in mind of course that even the tiniest atom, even the shortest ray of light has power. God's Omnipotence means that everything, EVERYTHING not only belongs to God, but IS God. There is nothing outside of God.

Everything that was created was made by God, and since there is no power outside of God, it must have been made out of the Allness of God. Either you accept that God is All, or you define him as a lesser God than an Omnipotent God, You must relegate your Christian God to the vengeful malicious tyrant who had to kill his own son....that is, himself, in order to appease his own anger at his own creation. If the thought of this timeless God killing himself, even temporarily makes your head spin.....welcome to the mystery.

In the understanding of omnipotence God can have no enemies. Everything is made of God, including the devil, including evil. There can be only God. So we must also be God. Not seperate from God, not mini Gods but God----being humans. Being trees, frogs, breath, ideas, everything. God playing all the parts. With God all things are possible.

Consider that we are not human things but human beings; Humans BEing.....Being human. That we are timeless and perfect. That we are, that God is BEing human for this space of a human lifetime which each of us experince, merely for the fun of it. For the experience. As we as God express ourselves for the pure bliss of creative expression and play.

Consider that a timeless unconditionally loving God who punishes himself for all of eternity cannot be omnipotent and that perhaps we as God wrote the Bible, the Rig Veda, the Popul Vuh and countless other "holy" books through history, full of archetypal characters, mysteries and seeming contradictions to help us wake from the seeming dream of human seperateness to our true nature. Or as a guidebook for this particular game of humans BEing. Or perhaps merely for the play of it. We have nothing to loose and as God we will never run out of time.

It' a great game! A great mystery! Oh, how we tie ourselves in knots of human agony! Towers of human joy, compassion and creativity! Ever creating new versions of our human society! Building new truths and concepts as we go.

What is the real and total truth? Who can know?

But if you as a Christian DO read the entire Bible with your own mind, free of guilt or fear you may well lose your love of this big parent guy in the sky who created evil and not only punishes his own creations forever for choosing his own creations but must kill himself in order to appease his own anger.

Seek God if you wish. You may accept that the Bible says that God made man in his own image.....Just breathe, feel the vastness of forever, the deep peace of unconditional love as it rests deep within your heart. You need no parent to command or punish you for you are already perfect.

I leave you with a portion of a lovely whimsical poem.

The stars in their courses have no destination The train of events will arrive at no station.
The inmost and utmost Self of us all
Is dancing on nothing and having a ball.

In Unconditional love.....God

11/25/2004                                                                                       View Comments

Happy Thanksgiving!

Enjoy a 'Flaming Jesus' this holiday!

Ingredients:

Scale ingredients to servings

Directions:

  1. Pour vodka, lime juice, and grenadine into shot glass.
  2. Then layer 151 proof rum on top from the back of a spoon.
  3. Light the 151 and shoot it while lit if you dare.
  4. If you are worried about shooting a lit drink, just blow out the flame and then shoot the drink.


Talk about your tongues of fire...

Have a great day!

11/21/2004                                                                                       View Comments

How To Escape Religion Guilt Free

"As a dedicated believer in the word of God, I fully expected the other members of my church to be as dedicated as I was, but I quickly learned that few individuals were... I came to understand that the Bible had little power to change the inner nature of man, and none of its promises were coming to any kind of fruition."

If I didn't know better, I might be tempted to suspect Scott Stahlecker had tapped into my own mind to find his inspiration for: "How To Escape Religion Guilt Free." Of course Stahlecker is telling his own story in this book, and the quote above is his, but without a doubt his experiences parallel what many true believers begin to suspect during the course of their "walk with god." And as a personal testimony of a loss of faith, this book is a very good read.

However, he goes considerably beyond the personal, deftly documenting much of Christianity's logical inconsistencies, its lack of verifiable evidence, its contradictory doctrines, and the outright cruelty of Christianity's god. He writes as an insider; as someone who devotedly swallowed the whole elephant of Christianity, so to speak, and then was compelled by his inquisitive and analytical mind to go through the painful process of extracting that nearly digested elephant, piece by rotten piece.

Stahlecker understands the emotional pain and guilt of leaving a religion after totally committing a life to it. He writes with compassion for those still trapped in one of the innumerable variations of the Christian cult worldwide and directs his talent and energy, not toward demolishing anyone's faith, but toward confirming the mental and emotional stability of those who have begun to wake up to the very real possibility that their religion has deceived them, enslaved their minds, stolen their time, and emptied their wallets.

This is a must read for anyone who has left Christianity within the last few years, and if I may be so bold to say so, an absolute necessity for those who are considering leaving.

This is a good book. I highly recommend it.

Available at Amazon.Com

11/14/2004                                                                                       View Comments

Fundamental Dysfunctions

Fundamental Dysfunctions

Please see my website about my crazy Christian family:

http://www.geocities.com/fundamental_dysfunctions/


Thanks,

Kemila

11/07/2004                                                                                       View Comments

Biblical Inconsistencies

- Compiled by Donald Morgan
mirrored from HERE

These lists are meant to identify possible problems in the Bible, especially problems which are inherent in a literalist or fundamentalist interpretation. Some of the selections may be resolvable on certain interpretations--after all, almost any problem can be eliminated with suitable rationalizations--but it is the reader's obligation to test this possibility and to decide whether it really makes appropriate sense to do this. To help readers in this task, these lists are aimed at presenting examples where problems may exist given certain allowable (but not always obligatory) assumptions. 


GE 1:3-5 On the first day,
God created light, then separated light and darkness.


GE 1:14-19 The sun (which
separates night and day) wasn't created until the fourth day.


GE 1:11-12, 26-27 Trees were created
before man was created.

GE 2:4-9 Man was created
before trees were created.



GE 1:20-21, 26-27 Birds were created
before man was created.

GE 2:7, 19 Man was created before birds
were created.


GE 1:24-27 Animals were
created before man was created.


GE 2:7, 19 Man was created before animals
were created.


GE 1:26-27 Man and woman
were created at the same time.

GE 2:7, 21-22 Man was created first,
woman sometime later.



GE 1:28 God encourages
reproduction.

LE 12:1-8 God requires
purification rites following childbirth which, in effect, makes childbirth a sin. (Note:
The period for purification following the birth of a daughter is twice that for a son.)


GE 1:31 God was pleased
with his creation.

GE 6:5-6 God was not pleased
with his creation.


(Note: That God should be displeased is inconsistent with the concept of omniscience.)


GE 2:4, 4:26, 12:8, 22:14-16, 26:25 God was already known as
"the Lord" (Jahveh or Jehovah) much earlier than the time of Moses.


EX 6:2-3 God was first known
as "the Lord" (Jahveh or Jehovah) at the time of the Egyptian Bondage, during
the life of Moses.


GE 2:17 Adam was to die the
very day that he ate the forbidden fruit.

GE 5:5 Adam lived 930 years.



GE 2:15-17, 3:4-6 It is wrong to want to be
able to tell good from evil.

HE 5:13-14 It is immature
to be unable to tell good from evil.


GE 4:4-5 God prefers
Abel's offering and has no regard for Cain's.


2CH 19:7, AC 10:34, RO 2:11 God shows no partiality.
He treats all alike.


GE 4:9 God asks Cain where
his brother Able is.

PR 15:3, JE 16:17, 23:24-25, HE 4:13 God is everywhere. He
sees everything. Nothing is hidden from his view.



GE 4:15, DT 32:4, IS 34:8 God is a vengeful god.

EX 15:3, IS 42:13, HE 12:29 God is a warrior. God
is a consuming fire.


EX 20:5, 34:14, DT 4:24, 5:9, 6:15, 29:20, 32:21 God is a jealous god.


LE 26:7-8, NU 31:17-18, DT 20:16-17, JS 10:40, JG 14:19, EZ 9:5-7 The Spirit of God is
(sometimes) murder and killing.

NU 25:3-4, DT 6:15, 9:7-8, 29:20, 32:21, PS 7:11, 78:49, JE 4:8, 17:4, 32:30-31, ZP 2:2 God is angry. His anger
is sometimes fierce.


2SA 22:7-8 (KJV) "I
called to the Lord; ... he heard my voice; ... The earth trembled and quaked, ... because
he was angry. Smoke came from his nostrils. Consuming fire came from his mouth, burning
coals blazed out of it."

EZ 6:12, NA 1:2, 6 God is jealous and furious. He
reserves wrath for, and takes revenge on, his enemies. "... who can abide in the
fierceness of his anger? His fury is poured out like fire, and rocks are thrown down by
him."

2CO 13:11, 14, 1JN 4:8, 16 God is love.


GA 5:22-23 The fruit of
the Spirit of God is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness and
self-control.


GE 4:16 Cain went away (or
out) from the presence of the Lord.

JE 23:23-24 A man cannot
hide from God. God fills heaven and earth.


GE 6:4 There were Nephilim
(giants) before the Flood.


GE 7:21 All creatures other
than Noah and his clan were annihilated by the Flood.

NU 13:33 There were Nephilim
after the Flood.


GE 6:6. EX 32:14, NU 14:20, 1SA 15:35, 2SA 24:16 God does change his
mind.


NU 23:19-20, IS 15:29, JA 1:17 God does not change his
mind.


GE 6:19-22, 7:8-9, 7:14-16 Two of each kind are
to be taken, and are taken, aboard Noah's Ark.


GE 7:2-5 Seven pairs of some
kinds are to be taken (and are taken) aboard the Ark.


GE 7:1 Noah was righteous.

JB 1:1,8, JB 2:3 Job was righteous.


LK 1:6 Zechariah and Elizabeth
were righteous.

JA 5:16 Some men are righteous,
(which makes their prayers effective).

1JN 3:6-9 Christians become
righteous (or else they are not really Christians).

RO 3:10, 3:23, 1JN 1:8-10 No one was or is
righteous.



GE 7:7 Noah and his clan
enter the Ark.

GE 7:13 They enter the Ark
(again?).


GE 11:7-9 God sows
discord.

PR 6:16-19 God hates
anyone who sows discord.



GE 11:9 At Babel, the Lord
confused the language of the whole world.

1CO 14:33 Paul says
that God is not the author of confusion.


GE 11:12 Arpachshad
[Arphaxad] was the father of Shelah.

LK 3:35-36 Cainan was the
father of Shelah. Arpachshad was the grandfather of Shelah.



GE 11:16 Terah was 70
years old when his son Abram was born.

GE 11:32 Terah was 205 years
old when he died (making Abram 135 at the time).

GE 12:4, AC 7:4 Abram was 75 when he left
Haran. This was after Terah died. Thus, Terah could have been no more than 145 when he
died; or Abram was only 75 years old after he had lived 135 years.



GE 12:7, 17:1, 18:1, 26:2, 32:30, EX 3:16, 6:2-3, 24:9-11, 33:11, NU 12:7-8, 14:14, JB 42:5, AM 7:7-8, 9:1 God is seen.


EX 33:20, JN 1:18, 1JN 4:12 God is not seen. No one
can see God's face and live. No one has ever seen him.


GE 10:5, 20, 31 There were many languages
before the Tower of Babel.


GE 11:1 There was only one
language before the Tower of Babel.


GE 15:9, EX 20:24, 29:10-42, LE 1:1-7, 38, NU 28:1-29, 40 God details sacrificial
offerings.


JE 7:21-22 God says he did
no such thing.


GE 16:15, 21:1-3, GA 4:22 Abraham had two sons,
Ishmael and Isaac.

HE 11:17 Abraham had only one
son.



GE 17:1, 35:11, 1CH 29:11-12, LK 1:37 God is omnipotent. Nothing
is impossible with (or for) God.

JG 1:19 Although God was with
Judah, together they could not defeat the plainsmen because the latter had iron chariots.


GE 17:7, 10-11 The covenant of
circumcision is to be everlasting.


GA 6:15 It is of no
consequence.


GE 17:8 God promises
Abraham the land of Canaan as an "everlasting possession." GE 25:8, AC 7:2-5, HE 11:13 Abraham died with the
promise unfulfilled.



GE 17:15-16, 20:11-12, 22:17 Abraham and his half
sister, Sarai, are married and receive God's blessings.

LE 20:17, DT 27:20-23 Incest is
wrong.


GE 18:20-21 God decides
to "go down" to see what is going on.


PR 15:3, JE 16:17, 23:24-25, HE 4:13 God is everywhere. He
sees everything. Nothing is hidden from his view.


GE 19:30-38 While he is
drunk, Lot's two daughters "lie with him," become pregnant, and give birth to
his offspring.


2PE 2:7 Lot was
"just" and "righteous."


GE 22:1-12, DT 8:2 God tempts (tests)
Abraham and Moses.

JG 2:22 God himself says that
he does test (tempt).


1CO 10:13 Paul says
that God controls the extent of our temptations.

JA 1:13 God tests (tempts) no
one.


GE 27:28 "May God
give you ... an abundance of grain and new wine."

DT 7:13 If they follow his
commandments, God will bless the fruit of their wine.


PS 104:5 God gives us wine to
gladden the heart.

JE 13:12 "... every
bottle shall be filled with wine."

JN 2:1-11 According to the
author of John, Jesus' first miracle was turning water to wine.

RO 14:21 It is good to refrain
from drinking wine.



GE 35:10 God says Jacob is
to be called Jacob no longer; henceforth his name is Israel.

GE 46:2 At a later time, God
himself uses the name Jacob.


GE 36:11 The sons of
Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zepho, Gatam, and Kenaz.

GE 36:15-16 Teman, Omar,
Zepho, Kenaz.


1CH 1:35-36 Teman,
Omar, Zephi, Gatam, Kenaz, Timna, and Amalek.


GE 49:2-28 The fathers
of the twelve tribes of Israel are: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Zebulun, Issachar, Dan,
Gad, Asher, Naphtali, Joseph, and Benjamin.

RE 7:4-8 (Leaves out the
tribe of Dan, but adds Manasseh.)


GE 50:13 Jacob was buried
in a cave at Machpelah bought from Ephron the Hittite.


AC 7:15-16 He was buried in
the sepulchre at Shechem, bought from the sons of Hamor.


EX 3:1 Jethro was the
father-in-law of Moses.

NU 10:29, JG 4:11 (KJV) Hobab was the
father-in-law of Moses.



EX 3:20-22, DT 20:13-17 God instructs
the Israelites to despoil the Egyptians, to plunder their enemies.

EX 20:15, 17, LE 19:13 God prohibits
stealing, defrauding, or robbing a neighbor.


EX 4:11 God decides who will
be dumb, deaf, blind, etc.


2CO 13:11, 14, 1JN 4:8, 16 God is a god of love.


EX 9:3-6 God destroys all
the cattle (including horses) belonging to the Egyptians.

EX 9:9-11 The people and the
cattle are afflicted with boils.


EX 12:12, 29 All the first-born of the
cattle of the Egyptians are destroyed.

EX 14:9 After having all their
cattle destroyed, then afflicted with boils, and then their first-born cattle destroyed,
the Egyptians pursue Moses on horseback.


EX 12:13 The Israelites
have to mark their houses with blood in order for God to see which houses they occupy and
"pass over" them.


PR 15:3, JE 16:17, 23:24-25, HE 4:13 God is everywhere. He
sees everything. Nothing is hidden from God.


EX 12:37, NU 1:45-46 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.


1KI 20:15 All the Israelites,
including children, number only 7000 at a later time.


EX 15:3, 17:16, NU 25:4, 32:14, IS 42:13 God is a man of war--he
is fierce and angry.


RO 15:33, 2CO 13:11, 14, 1JN 4:8, 16 God is a god of love and peace.


EX 20:1-17 God gave the
law directly to Moses (without using an intermediary).


GA 3:19 The law was ordained
through angels by a mediator (an intermediary).


EX 20:4 God prohibits the
making of any graven images whatsoever.

EX 25:18 God enjoins the
making of two graven images.


EX 20:5, 34:7, NU 14:18, DT 5:9, IS 14:21-22 Children are to
suffer for their parent's sins.


DT 24:16, EZ 18:19-20 Children are not
to suffer for their parent's sins.


EX 20:8-11, 31:15-17, 35:1-3 No work is to be done on
the Sabbath, not even lighting a fire. The commandment is permanent, and death is required
for infractions.

MK 2:27-28 Jesus says that the
Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath (after his disciples were criticized for
breaking the Sabbath).


RO 14:5, CN 2:14-16 Paul says the
Sabbath commandment was temporary, and to decide for yourself regarding its observance.


EX 20:12, DT 5:16, MT 15:4, 19:19, MK 7:10, 10:19, LK 18:20 Honor your father and your
mother is one of the ten commandments. It is reinforced by Jesus.


MT 10:35-37, LK 12:51-53, 14:26 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.

MT 23:9 Jesus says to call no
man on earth your father.


EX 20:13, DT 5:17, MK 10:19, LK 18:20, RO 13:9, JA 2:11 God prohibits killing.


GE 34:1-35:5 God condones
trickery and killing.

EX 32:27, DT 7:2, 13:15, 20:1-18 God orders
killing.

2KI 19:35 An angel of the
Lord slaughters 185,000 men.


(Note: See Atrocities
section for many more examples.)


EX 20:14 God prohibits
adultery.

HO 1:2 God instructs Hosea to
"take a wife of harlotry."



EX 21:23-25, LE 24:20, DT 19:21 A life for a life,
an eye for an eye, etc.

MT 5:38-44, LK 6:27-29 Turn the other cheek.
Love your enemies.


EX 23:7 God prohibits the
killing of the innocent.


NU 31:17-18, DT 7:2, JS 6:21-27, 7:19-26, 8:22-25, 10:20, 40, 11:8-15, 20, 30-39, JG 11:30-39, 21:10-12, 1SA 15:3 God orders or approves
the complete extermination of groups of people which include innocent women and/or
children.


(Note: See Atrocities
section for many other examples of the killing of innocents.)


EX 34:6, DT 7:9-10, TS 1:2 God is faithful and truthful.
He does not lie.

NU 14:30 God breaks his
promise.



EX 34:6, DT 7:9-10, TS 1:2 God is faithful and truthful.
He does not lie.

1KI 22:21-23 God condones
a spirit of deception.


EX 34:6, DT 7:9-10, TS 1:2 God is faithful and truthful.
He does not lie.


2TH 2:11-12 God
deludes people, making them believe what is false, so as to be able to condemn them.
(Note: some versions use the word persuade here. The context makes clear, however, that
deception is involved.)


EX 34:6-7, JS 24:19, 1CH 16:34 God is faithful,
holy and good.

IS 45:6-7, LA 3:8, AM 3:6 God is responsible for evil.



EX 34:6-7, HE 9:27 God remembers sin, even
when it has been forgiven.

JE 31:34 God does not
remember sin when it has been forgiven.


LE 3:17 God himself
prohibits forever the eating of blood and fat.


MT 15:11, CN 2:20-22 Jesus and Paul
say that such rules don't matter--they are only human injunctions.


LE 19:18, MT 22:39 Love your neighbor [as
much as] yourself.

1CO 10:24 Put your
neighbor ahead of yourself.



LE 21:10 The chief
priest is not to rend his clothes.

MT 26:65, MK 14:63 He does so during the
trial of Jesus.


LE 25:37, PS 15:1, 5 It is wrong to lend money at
interest.


MT 25:27, LK 19:23-27 It is wrong to lend
money without interest.


NU 11:33 God inflicts
sickness.

JB 2:7 Satan inflicts sickness.



NU 15:24-28 Sacrifices
can, in at least some case, take away sin.

HE 10:11 They never take away
sin.


NU 25:9 24,000 died in the
plague.

1CO 10:8 23,000 died in
the plague.



NU 30:2 God enjoins the
making of vows (oaths).

MT 5:33-37 Jesus forbids
doing so, saying that they arise from evil (or the Devil).


NU 33:38 Aaron died on Mt.
Hor.

DT 10:6 Aaron died in
Mosera.



NU 33:41-42 After
Aaron's death, the Israelites journeyed from Mt. Hor, to Zalmonah, to Punon, etc.

DT 10:6-7 It was from
Mosera, to Gudgodah, to Jotbath.


DT 6:15, 9:7-8, 29:20, 32:21 God is sometimes
angry.


MT 5:22 Anger is a sin.


DT 7:9-10 God
destroys his enemies.

MT 5:39-44 Do not resist
your enemies. Love them.


DT 18:20-22 A false
prophet is one whose words do not come true. Death is required.


EZ 14:9 A prophet who is
deceived, is deceived by God himself. Death is still required.


DT 23:1 A castrate may
not enter the assembly of the Lord.

IS 56:4-5 Some castrates will
receive special rewards.


DT 23:1 A castrate may
not enter the assembly of the Lord.


MT 19:12 Men are encouraged
to consider making themselves castrates for the sake of the Kingdom of God.


DT 24:1-5 A man can
divorce his wife simply because she displeases him and both he and his wife can remarry.

MK 10:2-12 Divorce is wrong,
and to remarry is to commit adultery.


DT 24:16, 2KI 14:6, 2CH 25:4, EZ 18:20 Children are not to
suffer for their parent's sins.


RO 5:12, 19, 1CO 15:22 Death is passed
to all men by the sin of Adam.


DT 30:11-20 It is
possible to keep the law.

RO 3:20-23 It is not
possible to keep the law.



JS 11:20 God shows no mercy
to some.

LK 6:36, JA 5:11 God is merciful.


JG 4:21 Sisera was sleeping
when Jael killed him.


JG 5:25-27 Sisera was
standing.


JS 10:38-40 Joshua
himself captured Debir.

JG 1:11-15 It was Othniel,
who thereby obtained the hand of Caleb's daughter, Achsah.


1SA 8:2-22 Samuel
informs God as to what he has heard from others.


PR 15:3, JE 16:17, 23:24-25, HE 4:13 God is everywhere. He
sees and hears everything.


1SA 9:15-17 The Lord
tells Samuel that Saul has been chosen to lead the Israelites and will save them from the
Philistines.

1SA 15:35 The Lord is sorry
that he has chosen Saul.


1SA 31:4-7 Saul commits
suicide and the Israelites are overrun by the Philistines.


1SA 15:7-8, 20 The Amalekites are utterly
destroyed.

1SA 27:8-9 They are utterly
destroyed (again?).


1SA 30:1, 17-18 They raid Ziklag and
David smites them (again?).


1SA 16:10-11, 17:12 Jesse had seven sons plus
David, or eight total.

1CH 2:13-15 He had
seven total.



1SA 16:19-23 Saul knew
David well before the latter's encounter with Goliath.

1SA 17:55-58 Saul did not
know David at the time of his encounter with Goliath and had to ask about David's
identity.


1SA 17:50 David killed
Goliath with a slingshot.

1SA 17:51 David killed
Goliath (again?) with a sword.



1SA 17:50 David killed
Goliath.

2SA 21:19 Elhanan killed
Goliath. (Note: Some translations insert the words "the brother of" before
Elhanan. These are an addition to the earliest manuscripts in an apparent attempt to
rectify this inconsistency.)


1SA 21:1-6 Ahimalech was
high priest when David ate the bread.


MK 2:26 Abiathar was high priest
at the time.


1SA 28:6 Saul inquired of
the Lord, but received no answer.

1CH 10:13-14 Saul
died for not inquiring of the Lord.


1SA 31:4-6 Saul killed
himself by falling on his sword.


2SA 2:2-10 Saul, at his own
request, was slain by an Amalekite.

2SA 21:12 Saul was killed by
the Philistines on Gilboa.

1CH 10:13-14 Saul was
slain by God.


2SA 6:23 Michal was
childless.


2SA 21:8 (KJV) She had five
sons.


2SA 24:1 The Lord inspired
David to take the census.

1CH 21:1 Satan inspired
the census.


2SA 24:9 The census count
was: Israel 800,000 and Judah 500,000.


1CH 21:5 The census count
was: Israel 1,100,000 and Judah 470,000.


2SA 24:10-17 David
sinned in taking the census.

1KI 15:5 David's only sin
(ever) was in regard to another matter.


2SA 24:24 David paid 50
shekels of silver for the purchase of a property.


1CH 21:22-25 He paid
600 shekels of gold.


1KI 3:12 God made Solomon
the wisest man that ever lived, yet ....

1KI 11:1-13 Solomon loved
many foreign women (against God's explicit prohibition) who turned him to other gods (for
which he deserved death).


1KI 3:12, 4:29, 10:23-24, 2CH 9:22-23 God made Solomon
the wisest king and the wisest man that ever lived. There never has been nor will be
another like him.


MT 12:42, LK 11:31 Jesus says: "... now
one greater than Solomon is here."


1KI 4:26 Solomon had 40,000
horses (or stalls for horses).

2CH 9:25 He had 4,000
horses (or stalls for horses).



1KI 5:16 Solomon had 3,300
supervisors.

2CH 2:2 He had 3,600
supervisors.


1KI 7:15-22 The two
pillars were 18 cubits high.

2CH 3:15-17 They were
35 cubits high.



1KI 7:26 Solomon's
"molten sea" held 2000 "baths" (1 bath = about 8 gallons).

2CH 4:5 It held 3000
"baths."



1KI 8:12, 2CH 6:1, PS 18:11 God dwells in thick
darkness.

1TI 6:16 God dwells in
unapproachable light.


1KI 8:13, AC 7:47 Solomon, whom God made the
wisest man ever, built his temple as an abode for God.


AC 7:48-49 God does not dwell
in temples built by men.


1KI 9:28 420 talents of
gold were brought back from Ophir.

2CH 8:18 450 talents of
gold were brought back from Ophir.


1KI 15:14 Asa did not
remove the high places.


2CH 14:2-3 He did
remove them.


1KI 16:6-8 Baasha died in
the 26th year of King Asa's reign.

2CH 16:1 Baasha built a
city in the 36th year of King Asa's reign.


1KI 16:23 Omri became king
in the thirty-first year of Asa's reign and he reigned for a total of twelve years.


1KI 16:28-29 Omri died,
and his son Ahab became king in the thirty- eighth year of Asa's reign. (Note: Thirty-one
through thirty-eight equals a reign of seven or eight years.)


1KI 22:23, 2CH 18:22, 2TH 2:11 God himself
causes a lying spirit.

PR 12:22 God abhors lying
lips and delights in honesty.



1KI 22:42-43 Jehoshaphat did
not remove the high places.

2CH 17:5-6 He did
remove them.


2KI 2:11 Elijah went up to
heaven.

JN 3:13 Only the Son of Man
(Jesus) has ever ascended to heaven.


2CO 12:2-4 An unnamed
man, known to Paul, went up to heaven and came back.

HE 11:5 Enoch was translated
to heaven.


2KI 4:32-37 A dead child
is raised (well before the time of Jesus).

MT 9:18-25, JN 11:38-44 Two dead persons are
raised (by Jesus himself).


AC 26:23 Jesus was the first to
rise from the dead.


2KI 8:25-26 Ahaziah was
22 years old when he began his reign.

2CH 22:1 He was 42 when
he began his reign.


2KI 9:27 Jehu shot Ahaziah
near Ibleam. Ahaziah fled to Meggido and died there.


2CH 22:9 Ahaziah was
found hiding in Samaria, brought to Jehu, and put to death.


2KI 16:5 The King of Syria
and the son of the King of Israel did not conquer Ahaz.

2CH 28:5-6 They did
conquer Ahaz.


2KI 24:8 Jehoiachin
(Jehoiakim) was eighteen years old when he began to reign.


2CH 36:9 He was eight.

(Note: This discrepancy has been "corrected" in some versions.)


2KI 24:8 Jehoiachin
(Jehoiakim) reigned three months.

2CH 36:9 He reigned three
months and ten days.



2KI 24:17 Jehoiachin
(Jehoaikim) was succeeded by his uncle.

2CH 36:10 He was
succeeded by his brother.


2CH 3:11-13 The
lineage is: Joram, Ahaziah, Joash, Amaziah, Azariah, Jotham.

MT 1:8-9 It is: Joram,
Uzziah, Jotham, etc.



2CH 3:19 Pedaiah was
the father of Zerubbabel.

ER 3:2 Shealtiel was the father of
Zerubbabel.


2CH 19:7, AC 10:34, RO 2:11 There is no injustice or
partiality with the Lord.


RO 9:15-18 God has mercy on
(and hardens the hearts of) whom he pleases.


ER 2:3-64 (Gives the whole
congregation as 42,360 while the actual sum of the numbers is about 30,000.)


JB 2:3-6, 21:7-13, 2TI 3:12 The godly are
persecuted and chastised but the wicked grow old, wealthy, and powerful, unchastised by
God.


PS 55:23, 92:12-14, PR 10:2-3, 27-31, 12:2, 21 The lives of the wicked are
cut short. The righteous flourish and obtain favor from the Lord.


PS 10:1 God cannot be found
in time of need. He is "far off."


PS 145:18 God is near to all
who call upon him in truth.


PS 22:1-2 God sometimes
forsakes his children. He does not answer.

PS 46:1 God is a refuge, a
strength, a very present help.


PS 30:5, JE 3:12, MI 7:18 God's anger does not last
forever.


JE 17:4, MT 25:46 It does last forever.
(He has provided for eternal punishment.)


PS 58:10-11 The
righteous shall rejoice when he sees vengeance.

PR 24:16-18 Do not
rejoice when your enemy falls or stumbles.



PS 78:69, EC 1:4, 3:14 The earth was
established forever.

PS 102:25-26, MT 24:35, MK 13:31, LK 21:33, HE 1:10-11, 2PE 3:10 The earth will someday
perish.



PR 3:13, 4:7, 19:8, JA 1:5 Happy is the man who finds
wisdom. Get wisdom.

LK 2:40, 52 Jesus was filled with wisdom and
found favor with God.


1CO 1:19-25, 3:18-20 Wisdom is
foolishness.


PR 12:2, RO 8:28 A good man obtains favor
from the Lord.

TI 3:12, HE 12:6 The godly will be
persecuted.



PR 14:8 The wisdom of a
prudent man is to discern his way.

MT 6:25-34 Take no thought
for tomorrow. God will take care of you.


PR 14:15-18 The simple
believe everything and acquire folly; the prudent look where they are going and are
crowned with knowledge.

MT 18:3, LK 18:17 You must believe as little
children do.


1CO 1:20, 27 God has made the wisdom
of the world foolish so as to shame the wise.

PR 16:4 God made the wicked
for the "day of evil."

MT 11:25, MK 4:11-12 God and Jesus hide
some things from some people.


JN 6:65 No one can come to Jesus
unless it is granted by God.

RO 8:28-30 Some are
predestined to be called to God, believe in Jesus, and be justified.

RO 9:15-18 God has mercy on,
and hardens the hearts of, whom he pleases.

2TH 2:11-12 God
deceives the wicked so as to be able to condemn them.


1TI 2:3-4, 2PE 3:9 [Yet] God wants all to be
saved.


PR 8:13, 16:6 It is the fear of God that
keeps men from evil.

1JN 4:18 There is no fear in
love. Perfect love drives out fear.


1JN 5:2, 2JN 1:6 Those who love God keep his
commandments.


PR 26:4 Do not answer a
fool. To do so makes you foolish too.

PR 26:5 Answer a fool. If you
don't, he will think himself wise.



PR 30:5 Every word of God
proves true.

JE 8:8 The scribes falsify the
word of God.

JE 20:7, EZ 14:9, 2TH 2:11-12 God
himself deceives people.


(Note: Some versions translate deceive as "persuade." The context makes clear,
however, that deception is involved.)


IS 3:13 God stands to judge.

JL 3:12 He sits to judge.


IS 44:24 God created heaven
and earth alone.


JN 1:1-3 Jesus took part in
creation.


IS 53:9 Usually taken to be
a prophecy re: Jesus, mentions burial with others.

MT 27:58-60, MK 15:45-46, LK 23:52-53, JN 19:38-42 Jesus was buried by
himself.



JE 12:13 Some sow wheat
but reap thorns.

MI 6:15 Some sow but won't reap
anything.

MT 25:26, LK 19:22 Some reap without sowing.


2CO 9:6, GA 6:7 A man reaps what he sows.


JE 32:18 God shows love
to thousands, but brings punishment for the sins of their fathers to many children.

2CO 13:11, 14, 1JN 4:8, 16 God is a god of love.



JE 34:4-5 Zedekiah was
to die in peace.

JE 52:10-11 Instead,
Zedekaih's sons are slain before his eyes, his eyes are then put out, he is bound in
fetters, taken to Babylon and left in prison to die.


EZ 20:25-26 The law was
not good. The sacrifice of children was for the purpose of horrifying the people so that
they would know that God is Lord.

RO 7:12, 1TI 1:8 The law is good.



EZ 26:15-21 God says
that Tyre will be destroyed and will never be found again.

(Nebudchanezzar failed to capture or destroy Tyre. It is still inhabited.)


DN 5:1 (Gives the title of
"king" to Belshazzar although Belshazzar was actually the "viceroy.")



DN 5:2 (Says that
Nebuchadnezzar was the father of Belshazzar, but actually, Nebonidus was the father of
Belshazzar.) (Note: Some versions attempt to correct this error by making the verse say
that Nebuchadnezzar was the grandfather of Belshazzar.)


ZE 11:12-13 Mentions
"thirty pieces" and could possibly be thought to be connected with the Potter's
Field prophesy referred to in Matthew.

MT 27:9 Jeremiah is given as
the source of the prophesy regarding the purchase of the Potter's Field. (Note: There is
no such prophesy in Jeremiah.)



MT 1:6-7 The lineage of
Jesus is traced through David's son, Solomon.

LK 3:23-31 It is traced
through David's son, Nathan.

(Note: Some apologists assert that Luke traces the lineage through Mary. That this is
untrue is obvious from the context since Luke and Matthew both clearly state that Joseph
was Jesus' father.)


MT 1:16 Jacob was Joseph's
father.


LK 3:23 Heli was Joseph's father.


MT 1:17 There were
twenty-eight generations from David to Jesus.

LK 3:23-38 There were
forty-three.


MT 1:18-21 The
Annunciation occurred after Mary had conceived Jesus.


LK 1:26-31 It occurred before
conception.


MT 1:20 The angel spoke to
Joseph.

LK 1:28 The angel spoke to Mary.


MT 1:20-23, LK 1:26-33 An angel announces to
Joseph and/or Mary that the child (Jesus) will be "great," the "son of the
Most High," etc., and ....


MT 3:13-17, MK 1:9-11 The baptism of Jesus is
accompanied by the most extraordinary happenings, yet ....

MK 3:21 Jesus' own relatives (or
friends) attempt to constrain him, thinking that he might be out of his mind, and ....

MK 6:4-6 Jesus says that a
prophet is without honor in his own house (which certainly should not have been the case
considering the Annunciation and the Baptism).



MT 1:23 He will be called
Emmanuel (or Immanuel).

MT 1:25 Instead, he was called
Jesus.


MT 2:13-16 Following the
birth of Jesus, Joseph and Mary flee to Egypt, (where they stay until after Herod's death)
in order to avoid the murder of their firstborn by Herod. Herod slaughters all male
infants two years old and under. (Note: John the Baptist, Jesus' cousin, though under two
is somehow spared without fleeing to Egypt.)

LK 2:22-40 Following the birth
of Jesus, Joseph and Mary remain in the area of Jerusalem for the Presentation (about
forty days) and then return to Nazareth without ever going to Egypt. There is no slaughter
of the infants.



MT 2:23 "And he went
and lived in a town called Nazareth. So was fulfilled what was said through the prophets:
He will be called a Nazarene.'" (This prophecy is not found in the OT and while Jesus
is often referred to as "Jesus of Nazareth", he is seldom referred to as
"Jesus the Nazarene.")


MT 3:11-14, JN 1:31-34 John realized the true
identity of Jesus (as the Messiah) either prior to the actual Baptism, or from the Baptism
onward. The very purpose of John's baptism was to reveal Jesus to Israel.


MT 11:2-3 After the Baptism,
John sends his disciples to ask if Jesus is the Messiah.


MT 3:12, 13:42 Hell is a furnace of fire
(and must therefore be light).

MT 8:12, 22:13, 25:30 Hell is an "outer
darkness" (and therefore dark).



MT 3:16, MK 1:10 It was Jesus who saw the
Spirit descending.

JN 1:32 It was John who saw the
Spirit descending.


MT 3:17 The heavenly voice
addressed the crowd: "This is my beloved Son."


MK 1:11, LK 3:22 The voice addressed Jesus:
"You are my beloved Son...."


MT 4:1-11, MK 1:12-13 Immediately following
his Baptism, Jesus spent forty days in the wilderness resisting temptation by the Devil.

JN 2:1-11 Three days after the
Baptism, Jesus was at the wedding in Cana.



MT 4:5-8 The Devil took
Jesus to the pinnacle of the temple, then to the mountain top.

LK 4:5-9 First to the mountain
top, then to the pinnacle of the temple.


MT 4:18-20, MK 1:16-18 (One story about
choosing Peter as a disciple.)


LK 5:2-11 (A different story.)

JN 1:35-42 (Still another
story.)


MT 5:1 - 7:29 Jesus delivers his most
noteworthy sermon while on the mount.


LK 6:17-49 Jesus delivers his
most noteworthy sermon while on the plain. (Note: No such sermons are mentioned in either MK or JN and Paul seems totally unfamiliar with
either the sermon on the mount or the sermon on the plain.)


MT 5:16 Good works should
be seen.

MT 6:1-4 They should be kept
secret.



MT 5:17-19, LK 16:17 Jesus underscores the
permanence of the law.

LE 10:8 - 11:47, DT 14:3-21 The law
distinguishes between clean and unclean foods.


MK 7:14-15, MK 7:18-19 Jesus says that there
is no such distinction.

TI 4:1-4 All foods are
clean according to Paul.


MT 5:17-19, LK 16:17 Jesus did not come to
abolish the law.


EP 2:13-15, HE 7:18-19 Jesus did abolish
the law.


MT 5:22 Anyone who calls
another a fool is liable to Hell.

MT 7:26 Jesus says that anyone
who hears his words and does not do them is a fool. (Note: The translation now prevalent,
"like a foolish man," in MT
7:26
is a dishonest attempt to alleviate the obvious inconsistency here in that the
oldest Greek manuscripts use the same Greek word translated "fool" in MT 5:22 and "like a foolish
man" in MT 7:26.)


MT 23:17-19 Jesus twice calls the
Pharisees blind fools.

MT 25:2, 3, 8 Jesus likens the maidens
who took no oil to fools. (Note: Again, this is the same Greek word translated
"fool" in MT 5:22
and MT 23:17-19.)


1CO 1:23, 3:18, 4:10 Paul uses fool with
regard to Christians becoming fools for Christ. (Note: Again, this is the same Greek word
translated "fool" in MT
5:22
and MT 23:17-19.)



MT 5:22 Anger by itself is
a sin.

EP 4:26 Anger is not
necessarily a sin.


MT 5:22 Anger by itself is
a sin.

MT 11:22-24, LK 10:13-15 Jesus curses the
inhabitants of several cities who are not sufficiently impressed with his mighty works.


MT 21:19, MK 11:12-14 Jesus curses a fig
tree when it fails to bear fruit out of season.

MK 3:5 Jesus looks around
"angrily."


MT 5:32 Divorce, except on
the grounds of unchastity, is wrong.


MK 10:11-12 Divorce on any
grounds is wrong.


MT 5:39, MT 5:44 Jesus says: "Do not
resist evil. Love your enemies."

MT 6:15, 12:34, 16:3, 22:18, 23:13-15, 17, 19, 27, 29, 33, MK 7:6, LK 11:40, 44, 12:56 Jesus repeatedly hurls
epithets at his opponents.



MT 5:39, MT 5:44 Do not resist evil. Love
your enemies.

LK 19:27 God is likened to one
who destroys his enemies.


MT 5:39, MT 5:44 Do not resist evil. Love
your enemies.


JN 1:9-11 Shun anyone who does
not hold the proper doctrine.

MT 5:43-44, MT 22:39 Love your enemies. Love
your neighbor as yourself.

MT 10:5 Go nowhere among the
Gentiles nor enter a Samaritan town.



MT 5:45, 7:21 God resides in heaven.

MK 13:32 The angels reside in
heaven

AC 7:55, HE 12:2 Jesus is at the right
hand of God, in heaven.


1PE 1:3-4 Believers will
inherit eternal life in heaven.

MT 24:35, MK 13:31, LK 21:33 Heaven will pass away.


MT 6:13 God might lead us
into temptation and it is better avoided.


JA 1:2-3 Temptation is joy.


MT 6:13 Jesus' prayer
implies that God might lead us into temptation.

JA 1:13 God tempts no one.


MT 6:25-34, LK 12:22-31 Take no thought for
tomorrow. God will take care of you.


TI 5:8 A man who does not
provide for his family is worse than an infidel. (Note: Providing for a family certainly
involves taking "thought for tomorrow.")


MT 7:1-2 Do not judge.

MT 7:15-20 Instructions for
judging a false prophet.



MT 7:7-8, LK 11:9-10 Ask and it will be
given. Seek and you will find.

LK 13:24 Many will try to enter
the Kingdom but will be unable.


MT 7:21 Not everyone who
calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.


AC 2:21, RO 10:13 Whoever calls on the
name of the Lord will be saved.

AC 2:39 Those God calls to
himself will be saved.


MT 7:21, LK 10:36-37, RO 2:6, 13, JA 2:24 We are justified by works,
not by faith.


JN 3:16, RO 3:20-26, EP 2:8-9, GA 2:16 We are justified by
faith, not by works.


MT 8:5-12 The centurion
himself approaches Jesus to ask to heal his servant.

LK 7:2-10 The centurion sends
elders to do the asking.



MT 8:16, LK 4:40 Jesus healed all that were
sick.

MK 1:32-34 Jesus healed many
(but not all).


MT 8:28-33 Two demoniacs
are healed in the Gadarene swine incident.


MK 5:2-16, LK 8:26-36 One demoniac is healed
in this incident.


MT 9:18 The ruler's
daughter was already dead when Jesus raised her.

LK 8:42 She was dying, but not
dead.



MT 10:1-8 Jesus gives his
disciples the power to exorcise and heal...

MT 17:14-16 (Yet) the
disciples are unable to do so.


MT 10:2, MK 3:16-19 The twelve apostles
(disciples) were: Simon (Peter), Andrew his brother, James the son of Zebedee, John his
brother, Philip, Bartholemew, Thomas, Matthew the tax collector, James the son of
Alphaeus, Thaddaeus (Labbaeus), Simon, and Judas Iscariot.


LK 6:13-16 The above except
that Thaddaeus (Labbaeus) is excluded, and Judas the son of James is added (and Judas
Iscariot remains).

AC 1:13, 26 Same as MT and MK except that, like LK Thaddaeus (Labbaeus) is excluded,
Judas the son of James is included, and Mathias is chosen by the others to replace Judas
Iscariot.



MT 10:2, 5-6 Peter was to be an apostle
to the Jews and not go near the Gentiles.

AC 15:7 He was an apostle to the
Gentiles.


MT 10:10 Do not take
sandals (shoes) or staves.

MK 6:8-9 Take sandals (shoes)
and staves.



MT 10:34, LK 12:49-53 Jesus has come to
bring a sword, fire, and division--not peace.

JN 16:33 Jesus says: "In me
you have peace."


MT 10:22, 24:13, MK 13:13 He that endures to the end
will be saved.


MK 16:16 He that believes and is
baptized will be saved.

JN 3:5 Only he that is born of
water and Spirit will be saved.

AC 16:31 He that believes on the
Lord Jesus will be saved.

AC 2:21 He that calls upon the
name of the Lord will be saved.


RO 10:9 He who confesses with
his mouth "Jesus is Lord" and believes in his heart that God raised him from the
dead will be saved.

1JN 4:7 He who loves is born of
God (and presumably will be saved.)


MT 10:28, LK 12:4 Jesus says not to fear men.
(Fear God only.)


MT 12:15-16, JN 7:1-10, 8:59, 10:39, 11:53-54 Jesus hid, escaped,
went secretly, etc.


MT 11:7-15, 17:12-13 Jesus says that John
the Baptist was a prophet, and more.


JN 1:21 John himself says that he
is not a prophet, nor is he Elijah.


MT 11:25, MK 4:11-12 Jesus thanks God for
hiding some things from the wise while revealing them to "babes." He says that
he uses parables so that the meaning of some of his teachings will remain hidden to at
least some persons, and specifically so that they will not turn and be forgiven.

MK 4:22 Jesus says that all
things should be made known.



MT 11:29 Jesus says that
he is gentle (meek) and humble (lowly).

JN 2:15 Jesus makes a whip of
cords, drives the money changers from the Temple, overturns their tables, and pours out
their coins. (Note: The presence of the money changers in the outer court of the Temple
had been authorized by the Temple authorities and was, in fact, a necessity since the Jews
would not accept Roman coin for the purchase of sacrifices.)


MT 12:5 Jesus says that the
law (OT) states that the priests profane the Sabbath but are blameless. (No such statement
is found in the OT.


MT 12:30 Jesus says that
those who are not with him are against him.


MK 9:40 Jesus says that those who
are not against him are for him.

(Note: This puts those who are indifferent or undecided in the "for him"
category in the first instance and in the "against him" category in the second
instance.)


MT 12:39, MK 8:12, LK 11:29 Jesus says that he will
give no "sign."


JN 3:2, 20:30, AC 2:22 Jesus proceeds to give many
such "signs."


MT 13:34, MK 4:34 Jesus addresses the crowds
only in parables, so that they would not fully understand. He explains the meaning only to
his disciples.


JN 1:1 - 21:25 (Throughout the book of John,
unlike the other Gospels, Jesus addresses the crowds in a very straightforward manner. He
does not employ parables.)


MT 13:58, MK 6:5 In spite of his faith, Jesus
is not able to perform mighty miracles.

MT 17:20, 19:26, MK 9:23, 10:27, LK 17:6, 18:27 Jesus says that anything is
possible to him who believes if he has the faith of a grain of mustard seed. All things
are possible with God. A mountain can be commanded to move and it will move.



MT 5:37, 15:19, MK 7:22, JN 8:14, 44, 14:6, 18:37 Jesus says that you should
answer a plain "yes" or "no," that his purpose is to bear witness to
the truth, and that his testimony is true. He equates lying with evil.


JN 7:2-10 Jesus tells his
brothers that he is not going to Jerusalem for the Feast of the Tabernacles, then later
goes secretly by himself. (Note: The words "not yet" were added to some versions
at JN 7:8 in order to alleviate
this problem. The context at JN 7:10
makes the deception clear, however.)


MT 16:6, 11 Beware of the leaven of the
Pharisees and Sadducees.


MK 8:15 Beware of the leaven of
the Pharisees and Herod.


MT 16:18 Jesus founds his
church on Peter and will give him the keys of the kingdom.

MT 16:23 Jesus calls Peter
[a] "Satan" and "a hindrance," and accuses him of being on the side of
men rather than that of God.



MT 16:18 Jesus founds his
church on Peter and will give him the keys of the kingdom.

AC 15:1-21 James presides over
the first Council of Jerusalem and formulates the decree regarding the accepting of
Gentiles which is sent to the other churches. (Note: Tradition has it that James was
appointed as the first Bishop or Pope, not Peter.)


MT 17:1-2 The
Transfiguration occurs six days after Jesus foretells his suffering.

LK 9:28-29 It takes place
about eight days afterwards.



MT 20:20-21 The mother
of James and John asks Jesus a favor for her sons.

MK 10:35-37 They ask for
themselves.


MT 20:23, MK 10:40 Jesus responds that it is
not his to give.


MT 28:18, JN 3:35 All authority has been given
to Jesus.


MT 20:29-34 Jesus heals
two blind men on the way to Jericho.

MK 10:46-52 He heals one
blind man.



MT 21:1-17 The sequence
was: triumphal entry, cleansing of the temple, Bethany.

MK 11:1-19 Triumphal entry,
cleansing of the temple.

LK 19:28-48 Triumphal entry,
cleansing of the temple, daily teaching in the temple.

JN 12:1-18 Cleansing of the
temple (early in his career), Supper with Lazarus, triumphal entry, no cleansing of the
temple following the triumphal entry.



MT 21:2-6, MK 11:2-7, LK 19:30-35 The disciples follow
Jesus instructions and bring him the animal (or animals, in the case of MT).

JN 12:14 Jesus finds the animal
himself.


MT 21:7 Jesus rides two
animals during his triumphal entry.


MK 11:7, LK 19:35, JN 12:14 Only one animal is
involved.


MT 21:12-13 The
cleansing of the temple occurs at the end of Jesus' career.

JN 2:13-16 It occurs near the
beginning of his career.



MT 21:19-20 The fig
tree withers immediately after being cursed by Jesus. The disciples notice and are amazed.

MK 11:13-14, 20-21 The disciples first notice
that the tree has withered the day following.


MT 23:35 Jesus says that
Zacharias (Zechariah) was the son of Barachias (Barachiah).


2CH 24:20 Zacharias was
actually the son of Jehoida, the priest.

(Note: The name Barachias, or Barachiah, does not appear in the O.T.)


MT 24:29-33, MK 13:24-29 The coming of the
kingdom will be accompanied by signs and miracles.

LK 17:20-21 It will not be
accompanied by signs and miracles. It is already within.



MT 25:34 Heaven was
prepared before the Ascension of Jesus.

JN 14:2-3 It was prepared after
the Ascension of Jesus.


MT 26:6-13, MK 14:3 The anointing of Jeus takes
place in Bethany at the house of Simon the leper.


LK 7:36-38 It takes place at
the house of a Pharisee in Galilee.


MT 26:7, MK 14:3 The oil is poured on Jesus'
head.

LK 7:38, JN 12:3 On his feet.



MT 26:7, MK 14:3, LK 7:37 An unnamed woman does the
anointing.

JN 12:3 It is Mary.


MT 28:6-8 The women ran
from the tomb "with great joy."


JN 20:1-2 Mary told Peter and
the other disciple that the body had been stolen. (Would she feel "great joy" if
she thought the body had been stolen?)


MT 26:8 The disciples
reproach her.

MK 14:4 "Some" reproach
her.


JN 12:4-5 Judas Iscariot
reproaches her.


MT 26:14-25, MK 14:10-11, LK 22:3-23 Judas made his bargain
with the chief priests before the meal.

JN 13:21-30 After the meal.



MT 26:20-29, MK 14:17-28, JN 13:21-30 Jesus forecasts his
betrayal prior to the communion portion of the supper.

LK 22:14-23 After the
communion portion.


MT 26:26-29, MK 14:22-25 The order of the
communion was: bread, then wine.


LK 22:17-20 It was: wine,
then bread.


MT 26:34, LK 22:34, JN 13:38 Peter was to deny Jesus
before the cock crowed.

MK 14:30 Before the cock crowed
twice.


MK 14:66-72 The cock crows
after both the first and second denials.

(Note: These discrepancies have been "translated out" in some Bible versions.)


MT 26:40-45, MK 14:37-41 The disciples fall
asleep three times.


LK 22:45 One time.


MT 26:49-50, MK 14:44-46 Jesus is betrayed by
Judas with a kiss, then seized.

LK 22:47-48 Jesus anticipates
Judas' kiss. No actual kiss is mentioned.


JN 18:2-9 Jesus voluntarily
steps forward to identify himself making it completely unnecessary for Judas to point him
out. No kiss is mentioned.


MT 26:51, MK 14:47, JN 18:10 The ear of a slave is cut
off and left that way.

LK 22:50-51 The severed ear
is miraculously healed by Jesus.



MT 26:52 Dispose of
swords. All who take the sword will perish by it.

LK 22:36-38 Buy swords.


MT 26:57, MK 14:53, LK 22:54 After his arrest Jesus is
first taken to Caiphas, the high priest.


JN 18:13-24 First to Annas,
the son-in-law of Caiphas, then to Caiphas.


MT 26:18-20, 57-68, 27:1-2, MK 14:16-18, 53-72, 15:1 Jesus' initial hearing was at
night on Passover. In the morning he was taken to Pilate.


LK 22:13-15, 54-66 The initial hearing took
place in the morning on Passover.

JN 18:28, 19:14 It took place the day before
Passover, on the Day of Preparation.


MT 26:59-66, MK 14:55-64 Jesus was tried by
the entire Sanhedrin (the chief priests and the whole council).


LK 22:66-71 There was no
trial but merely an inquiry held by the Sanhedrin.

JN 18:13-24 There was no
appearance before the Sanhedrin, only the private hearings before Annas and then Caiphas.


MT 26:63, LK 22:70 The high priest asks Jesus
if he is the Son of God.


MK 14:61 He asks Jesus if he is
the Son of the Blessed.


MT 26:64, LK 22:70 Jesus answers: "You
have said so," or words to this effect.

MK 14:62 He answers directly:
"I am."



MT 26:69-70 Peter makes
his first denial to a maid and "them all."

MK 14:66-68, LK 22:56-57, JN 18:17 It was to one maid only.


MT 26:71-72 Peter's
second denial is to still another maid.


MK 14:69-70 (Apparently) to
the same maid.

LK 22:58 To a man, not a maid.

JN 18:25 To more than one,
"they."


MT 26:73-74, MK 14:70-71 Peter's third denial
is to bystanders (two or more).


LK 22:59-60 To
"another" (one).

JN 18:26-27 To one of the
servants.


MT 26:74 The cock crowed
once.


MK 14:72 The cock crowed twice.


MT 27:3-7 The chief
priests bought the field.

AC 1:16-19 Judas bought the
field.


MT 27:5 Judas threw down
the pieces of silver, then departed.


AC 1:18 He used the coins to buy
the field.


MT 27:5 Judas hanged
himself.

AC 1:18 He fell headlong, burst
open, and his bowels gushed out.


MT 27:11, MK 15:2, LK 23:3 When asked if he is King of
the Jews, Jesus answers: "You have said so," (or "Thou sayest").


JN 18:33-34 He answers:
"Do you say this of your own accord?"


MT 27:11-14 Jesus
answers not a single charge at his hearing before Pilate.

JN 18:33-37 Jesus answers all
charges at his hearing before Pilate.


MT 27:20 The chief priests
and elders are responsible for persuading the people to ask for the release of Barabbas.


MK 15:11 Only the chief priests
are responsible.

LK 23:18-23 The people ask,
apparently having decided for themselves.


MT 27:28 Jesus is given a
scarlet robe (a sign of infamy).

MK 15:17, JN 19:2 A purple robe (a sign of
royalty).



MT 27:32, MK 15:21, LK 23:26 Simon of Cyrene carries
Jesus' cross.

JN 19:17 Jesus carries his own
cross with no help from anyone.


MT 27:37 The inscription
on the cross read: "This is Jesus the King of the Jews."


MK 15:26 "The King of the
Jews."

LK 23:38 "This is the King
of the Jews."

JN 19:19 "Jesus of
Nazareth, the King of the Jews."


MT 27:44 Both of those who
are crucified with Jesus taunt him.


LK 23:39-42 Only one taunts
Jesus, and he is rebuked by the other for doing so.


MT 27:46 Jesus asks God,
the Father, why he has been forsaken.

JN 10:30 Jesus says that he and
the Father are one.


MT 27:46-50, MK 15:34-37 Jesus' last recorded
words are: "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?"


LK 23:46 "Father, into thy
hands I commit my spirit."

JN 19:30 "It is
finished." (Note: Even though both MT
and MK represent direct quotes and are
translated similarly, the actual Greek words used for God are different. MT uses "Eli" and MK uses "Eloi.")



MT 27:48, LK 23:36, JN 19:29 Jesus was offered vinegar
to drink.

MK 15:23 It was wine and myrrh,
and he did not drink it.

JN 19:29-30 Whatever it was,
he did drink it.



MT 27:54 The centurion
says: "Truly this was the son of God."

MK 15:39 He says: "Truly
this man was the son of God!"

LK 23:47 He says: "Truly
this man was innocent" (or "righteous").



MT 27:55, MK 15:40, LK 23:49 The women looked on from
afar.

JN 19:25-26 They were near
enough that Jesus could speak to his mother.


MT 27:62-66 A guard was
placed at the tomb (the day following the burial).


MK 15:42- 16:8, LK 23:50-56, JN 19:38-42 (No guard is
mentioned. This is important since rumor had it that Jesus' body was stolen and the
Resurrection feigned.)

MK 16:1-3, LK 24:1 (There could not have been a
guard, as far as the women were concerned, since they were planning to enter the tomb with
spices. Though the women were aware of the stone, they were obviously unaware of a guard.)



MT 24:9 Even some of the
disciples of Jesus will be killed.

JN 8:51 If anyone keeps Jesus'
words, he will never see death.

HE 9:27 [All] men die once,
then judgement follows.


MT 28:1 The first visitors
to the tomb were Mary Magdalene and the other Mary (two).


MK 16:1 Both of the above plus
Salome (three).

LK 23:55 - 24:1, 24:10 Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary
the mother of James, and "other women" (at least five).


JN 20:1 Mary Magdalene only
(one).


MT 28:1 It was toward dawn
when they arrived.

MK 16:2 It was after sunrise.

LK 24:1 It was at early dawn.


JN 20:1 It was still dark.


MT 28:1-2 The stone was
still in place when they arrived. It was rolled away later.

MK 16:4, LK 24:2, JN 20:1 The stone had already been
rolled (or taken) away.



MT 28:2 An angel arrived
during an earthquake, rolled back the stone, then sat on it (outside the tomb).

MK 16:5 No earthquake, only one
young man sitting inside the tomb.

LK 24:2-4 No earthquake. Two
men suddenly appear standing inside the tomb.

JN 20:12 No earthquake. Two
angels are sitting inside the tomb.



MT 28:8 The visitors ran to
tell the disciples.

MK 16:8 They said nothing to
anyone.

LK 24:9 They told the eleven and
all the rest.

JN 20:10-11 The disciples
returned home. Mary remained outside, weeping.



MT 28:8-9 Jesus' first
Resurrection appearance was fairly near the tomb.

LK 24:13-15 It was in the
vicinity of Emmaus (seven miles from Jerusalem).

JN 20:13-14 It was right at
the tomb.


MT 28:9 On his first
appearance to them, Jesus lets Mary Magdalene and the other Mary hold him by his feet.


JN 20:17 On his first appearance
to Mary, Jesus forbids her to touch him since he has not yet ascended to the Father.

JN 20:27 A week later, although
he has not yet ascended to the Father, Jesus tells Thomas to touch him.


MT 28:7-10, MT 28:16 Although some doubted,
the initial reaction of those that heard the story was one of belief since they followed
the revealed instructions.


MK 16:11, LK 24:11 The initial reaction was
one of disbelief. All doubted.


MT 28:1-18 The order of
Resurrection appearances was: Mary Magdalene and the other Mary, then the eleven.

MK 16:9-14 It was Mary
Magdalene, then two others, then the eleven.


LK 24:15-36 It was two, then
Simon (Peter?), then the eleven.

JN 20:14 - 21:1 It was Mary Magdalene, then the
disciples without Thomas, then the disciples with Thomas, then the eleven disciples again.

1CO 15:5-8 It was
Cephas (Peter?), then the "twelve" (which twelve, Judas was dead?), then 500+
brethren (although AC 1:15 says
there were only about 120), then James, then all the Apostles, then Paul.



MT 28:19 Jesus instructs
his disciples to baptize.

1CO 1:17 Although he
considers himself a disciple of Jesus, Paul says that he has not been sent to baptize.


MK 1:2 Jesus quotes a statement
that he says appears in Isaiah. (No such statement appears in Isaiah.)


MK 1:14 Jesus began his
ministry after the arrest of John the Baptist.


JN 3:22-24 Before the arrest
of John the Baptist.


MK 1:23-24 A demon cries
out that Jesus is the Holy One of God.

JN 4:1-2 Everyone who confesses
that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God. (Note: This would mean that the demon
is of God.)


MK 3:29 Blasphemy of the Holy
Spirit is an unforgivable sin.


AC 13:39, CN 2:13, 1JN 1:9 All sins are forgivable.


MK 4:11-12, 11:25 Jesus says that he uses
parables so that the meaning of some of his teachings will remain secret to at least some
persons. He explains the meanings of the parables only to his disciples. He thanks God for
hiding some things from the wise while revealing them to "babes."


JN 18:20 Jesus says that he
always taught openly, never secretly.


MK 6:16 Herod was the source
of the belief that John had been raised from the dead.

LK 9:7 Others were the source.
Herod was perplexed by the belief.


MK 6:52 The people were so
unimpressed with "the Feeding of the Multitude" that they did not even
understand the event.


JN 6:14-15 They were so
impressed that they tried to force Jesus to be their king.


MK 6:53 After the feeding of
the 5000, Jesus and the disciples went to Gennesaret.

JN 6:17-25 They went to
Capernaum.


MK 10:19 Jesus lists
"defraud not" as one of the commandments.


EX 20:3-17 There is no such
commandment in the Ten Commandments or elsewhere in the OT)


MK 15:25 It was the third
hour when Jesus was crucified.

JN 19:14-15 It was after the
sixth hour since Jesus was still before Pilate and had not yet been sentenced at that
time.


MK 16:1-2 The women came to
the tomb to anoint the body.


JN 19:39-40 The body had
already been anointed and wrapped in linen cloth.


MK 16:5, LK 24:3 The women actually entered
the tomb.

JN 20:1-2, 11 They did not.



MK 16:14-19 The Ascension
took place (presumably from a room) while the disciples were together seated at a table,
probably in or near Jerusalem.

LK 24:50-51 It took place
outdoors, after supper, at Bethany (near Jerusalem).

AC 1:9-12 It took place
outdoors, after 40+ days, at Mt. Olivet.

MT 28:16-20 No mention is
made of an ascension, but if it took place at all, it must have been from a mountain in
Galilee since MT ends there.)



LK 1:15 John the Baptist had
the Holy Spirit from before his birth or the birth of Jesus.

LK 1:41 Elizabeth had it long
before Jesus went away.

LK 1:67 So did Zechariah.

LK 2:25 So did Simeon.


LK 11:13 It is obtained by
prayer (presumably at any time).

JN 7:39, JN 16:7, AC 1:3-5 The Holy Spirit cannot
come into the world until after Jesus has departed.


LK 8:12 The Devil causes
unbelief.


MK 4:11-12 Jesus is
responsible for unbelief in at least some cases.

2TH 2:11-12 God is
ultimately responsible for unbelief in at least some cases.


LK 14:26 No one can be a
disciple of Jesus unless he hates his parents, wife, children, brothers and sisters.

JN 3:15 Whoever hates his brother
is a murderer.


JN 4:20 If anyone claims to love
God but hates his brother, he is a liar.


LK 18:9-14 Do not boast of
your virtue.

RO 11:20, 1PE 5:5 Do not be proud.


RO 15:17, 2CO 1:12, HE 3:6, 2CO 2:14, 5:12, 11:17 Paul boasts of his
faith and says that one should be proud of it.


LK 22:3-23 Satan entered
Judas before the supper.


JN 13:27 It was during the
supper.


LK 23:43 Jesus promises one
of those crucified with him that they will be together, that very day, in Paradise.

JN 20:17, AC 1:3 Jesus was not raised until the
third day and did not ascend until at least forty days later.



LK 23:55-56 The women
followed Joseph to the tomb, saw how the body had been laid, then went to prepare spices
with which to annoint the body.

JN 19:39-40 Joseph brought
spices with him (75 or a 100 lbs.) and annointed the body (as the women should have
noticed).


JN 1:1, 10:30 Jesus and God are one.


JN 14:28 God is greater than
Jesus.


JN 1:1 Jesus was God incarnate.

AC 2:22 Jesus was a man approved
by God.


JN 3:17, 8:15, 12:47 Jesus does not judge.


JN 5:22, 5:27-30, 9:39, AC 10:42, 2CO 5:10 Jesus does judge.


JN 5:22 God does not judge.


RO 2:2-5, 3:19, 2TH 1:5, 1PE 1:17 God does judge.


JN 5:24 Believers do not come
into judgement.

MT 12:36, 2CO 5:10, HE 9:27, 1PE 1:17, JU 1:14-15, RE 20:12-13 All persons
(including believers) come into judgement.



JN 5:31 Jesus says that if he
bears witness to himself, his testimony is not true.

JN 8:14 Jesus says that even if
he bears witness to himself, his testimony is true.


JN 5:38-47 Men have a
choice as to whether or not to receive Jesus.

JN 6:44 No one can come to Jesus
unless he is drawn by the Father.



JN 7:38 Jesus quotes a
statement that he says appears in scripture (i.e., the OT).

(No such statement is found in the OT.)


JN 10:27-29 None of Jesus'
followers will be lost.

TI 4:1 Some of them will be
lost.



JN 10:30 Jesus and the Father
are one, (i.e., equal).

JN 14:28 The Father is greater
than Jesus.


JN 12:31 The Devil is the
ruler (or "prince") of this world.


1CO 10:26, RE 1:5 Jesus is the ruler of
kings--the earth is his.


JN 12:32 Jesus implies that
all persons will be saved.

TI 2:3-4, 2PE 3:9 God wants all to be saved.


JN 12:40, AC 2:21, 2:39, RO 9:27, 10:13 Some will not be saved.

RE 14:1-4 Heaven will be
inhabited by 144,000 virgin men (only?).



JN 13:36 Peter asks Jesus
where he is going.

JN 14:5 Thomas does the same.

JN 16:5 Jesus says that none of
them have asked him where he is going.


JN 17:12 Jesus has lost none
of his disciples other than Judas.


JN 18:9 Jesus has lost none,
period.


JN 17:12 Mentions a "son
of perdition" as appearing in scripture (meaning the OT).

(Note: There is no "son of perdition" mentioned in the OT.)



JN 18:37 Jesus came into the
world to bear witness to the truth.

RO 1:18-20 The truth has
always been evident.


JN 20:9 Jesus quotes a
statement that he says appears in scripture (meaning the OT). (No such statement is found
in the OT.)


JN 20:22 In his first
resurrection appearance before the assembled disciples, Jesus gives them the Holy Spirit.


AC 1:3-5, AC 2:1-4 The Holy Spirit was
received much later (on Pentecost.)


JN 21:25 The world probably
could not contain the books if all that Jesus did were to be recorded.

AC 1:1 The author of Acts has
already written about all that Jesus began to do.



AC 5:19, 12:6-11 The disciples take part
in a jailbreak made possible by an angel.

AC 5:40-42 The disciples
disobey the Council and continue to teach and preach Jesus.

RO 13:1-4, 1PE 2:13-15 Obey the laws of
men (i.e., government). It is the will of God.



AC 5:29 Obey God, not men.

RO 13:1-4, 1PE 2:13-15 Obey the laws of
men (i.e., government). It is the will of God.


AC 9:7 Those present at Paul's
conversion heard the voice but saw no one.


AC 22:9 They saw a light but did
not hear a voice.


AC 9:7 Those present at Paul's
conversion stood.

AC 26:14 They fell to the
ground.


AC 9:19-28 Shortly after
his conversion, Paul went to Damascus, then Jerusalem where he was introduced to the
Apostles by Barnabas, and there spent some time with them (going in and out among them).


GA 1:15-20 He made the
trip three years later, then saw only Peter and James.


AC 9:23 The governor attempted
to seize Paul.

2CO 11:32 It was the
Jews who tried to seize Paul.


AC 10:34, RO 2:11 God shows no partiality.
He treats all alike.


RO 9:11-13 God hated Esau
and loved Jacob even before their birth.


AC 10:34, RO 2:11 God shows no partiality.
He treats all alike.

RO 9:18 God has mercy on
whoever he chooses, etc.



AC 16:6 The Holy Spirit
forbids preaching in Asia.

AC 19:8-10 Paul preaches in
Asia anyway.


AC 20:35 Quotes Jesus as
having said: "It is more blessed to give than to receive." (No such statement of
Jesus is found elsewhere in the Bible.)



RO 2:12 All who have sinned
without the law will perish without the law.

RO 4:15 Where there is no law
there is no transgression (sin).


RO 2:13 Doers of the law
will be justified.

RO 3:20, GA 3:11 They will not be
justified.



RO 2:15 The law is written
on the heart. Conscience teaches right from wrong.

1JN 2:27 Anointing by Jesus
teaches right from wrong.


RO 4:9 Faith was reckoned to
Abraham as righteousness.

JA 2:21 Abraham was justified by
works (which made his faith perfect).



RO 10:11 (An alleged OT
quote; no such statement in the OT.)


RO 14:21 It is good neither
to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor anything that might cause your brother to stumble or
be offended.

CN 2:16 Let no one pass
judgement on you in matters of food and drink.


1CO 7:8-9 Widows
should not marry (although it is better to marry than burn).


TI 5:14 Young widows should
marry, bear children, rule the household, etc..


1CO 8:4 There is only
one God.

2CO 4:4 Satan is God of
this world (therefore there are at least two gods).


1CO 10:33 Paul says
that he tries to please men (so they might be saved).


GA 1:10 Paul says he would
not be a servant of Christ if he tried to please men.


2CO 12:16 Paul says
that he does use trickery.

1TH 2:3 Paul says that
he does not use trickery.


GA 6:2 Bear one anothers
burdens.


GA 6:5 Bear your own burden.


1TH 2:2 God gave
Paul the courage to continue his work.

1TH 2:17-18 Satan
hindered Paul.

(Note: Who is stronger, Satan or God?)



TI 1:15 Paul says that he
is the foremost of sinners.

JN 3:8-10 He who commits sin
is of the Devil. Children of God do not sin.


TI 6:20, 2TI 2:14-16, 3:1-7 Do not argue with an
unbeliever.


2JN 1:10-11 Anyone who even
greets an unbeliever shares his wicked work.

1PE 3:15 Always be ready to
answer any man concerning your faith.


JA 4:5 (Quotes an alleged
scripture (OT) verse; not found in the OT.)


RE 8:7 All of the grass
on earth is burned up, and then ...


REV 9:4 An army of locusts,
which is about to be turned loose on the earth, is instructed not to harm the grass.