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What is the most controversial passage in the Bible?

What is the most controversial passage in the Bible?

Matthew 27:24-25: “And all the people answered and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.” This scripture has been called the most inflammatory passage in the New Testament. It comes from one of the most dramatic moments in the New Testament.

What are some of the worst Bible verses?

1. God himself will kill tens of thousands if it pleases him: 1st Samuel 6:19 in the King James Version: “And he smote the men of Beth-shemesh, because they had looked into the ark of the LORD, even he smote of the people fifty thousand and threescore and ten men (50,070)”. Kill 50 000 men for looking at something? 2.

What contradictions are in the Bible?

Biblical Contradictions

  • The Sabbath Day. “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.” — Exodus 20:8.
  • The Permanence of Earth. “… the earth abideth for ever.” — Ecclesiastes 1:4.
  • Seeing God.
  • Human Sacrifice.
  • The Power of God.
  • Personal Injury.
  • Circumcision.
  • Incest.

What are some messed up things the Bible says?

  • Weird insults and curses.
  • Awkwardly useless commandments.
  • Silly food rules.
  • Holy hangups about genitals.
  • God’s temper tantrums.
  • Times when the Bible God is worse than Satan.
  • Instructions for slave masters.
  • Bizzare death penalties.

Will the entire Bible ever be internally consistent?

Because I believe that the entire Bible is the product not just of human authors but also of God himself, and that “men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit” (2 Pet. 1:21), I also believe that the entire Bible, rightly understood, will be internally consistent. It will not have contradictory teachings.

What are the three most important rules for interpreting the Bible?

But when that happens, people tend only to see problems and disputed meanings in every phrase rather than seeing the clear and strong message of the text itself. I therefore tell students (only partly in jest) that the three most important rules for interpreting the Bible are: (1) Read it. (2) Read it again.

Does the Book of Revelation have contradictory teachings?

It will not have contradictory teachings. In fact, the psalmist says, “the sum of your word is truth” (Ps. 119:160), and the word here translated “sum” (Hebrew ro’sh) in this context means something very close to what the word “sum” means in English—it is the result you get when all of God’s words are added together.