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Old Testament Contradictions

  1. Man was created equal, male and female. Gen.1:27.
     Woman was created as a companion to the man only after he rejected the animals. Gen.2:18-24.
  2. Man was created after the plants. Gen.1:12, 26.
     Man was created before the plants. Gen.2:5-9.
  3. The birds were created out of the water. Gen.1:20.
     The birds were created out of the land. Gen.2:19.
  4. The animals were created before man. Gen.1:24-26.
     The animals were created after man. Gen.2:19.
  5. On the first day, God created and separated light and darkness. Gen.1:3-5.
     On the fourth day, God again created and separated light and darkness. Gen.1:14-18.
  6. God encouraged reproduction. Gen.1:28.
     He said it was an unclean process. Lev.12:1-8 (Note that bearing a daughter is more unclean than bearing a son).
  7. God was pleased with his creation. Gen.1:31.
     God was not pleased with his creation. Gen.6:6.
  8. Adam was to die the day he ate the forbidden fruit. Gen.2:17.
     Adam lived 930 years. Gen.5:5.
  9. The name of "The Lord" was known in the beginning. Gen.4:26; Gen.12:8; Gen.22:14; Gen.26:25.
     The name of "The Lord" was not known in the beginning. Ex.6:3.
 10. God preferred Abel's offering to Cain's. Gen.4:4, 5.
     God shows no partiality. 2 Chr.19:7; 2 Sam.14:14.
 11. God asks Cain the whereabouts of his brother. Gen.4:9.
     God goes to see what is happening. Gen.18:20, 21.
     God is everywhere and sees everything. Prov.15:3; Jer.16:17; Jer.23:24.
 12. It rained on the earth. Gen.7:4.
     There was rain from above and below. Gen.8:2.
 13. Two pairs of each kind were to be taken aboard Noah's ark. Gen.6:19, 20; Gen.7:9, 14-16.
     Two pairs and seven pairs of some kinds were to be taken aboard. Gen.7:2, 3.
 14. Noah entered the ark during the Flood. Gen.7:7.
     Noah entered the ark after the Flood. Gen.7:12, 13.
 15. There were many languages before the tower at Babel. Gen.10:5, 20, 31.
     There was only one language before the tower at Babel. Gen.11:1.
 16. Abraham married his half-sister and was blessed. Gen.11:29; Gen.17:15,16; Gen.20:11,12.
     Incest is wrong. Deut.27:22; Lev. 18:9; Lev. 20:17.
 17. Abraham made a covenant with Abimelech and Phichol. Gen.21:22, 27, 32.
     It was Isaac who made the covenant with Abimelech and Phichol. Gen.26:26-28.
 18. Hebron was the name at the time of Abraham. Gen.23:2.
     Hebron was named differently. Josh.14:15.
 19. Jacob's name was changed at Peniel. Gen.32:28-30.
     Jacob's name was changed at Padanaram. Gen.35:9,10.
 20. Isaac's servants dug a well at Beer-shebah. Gen.26:32, 33.
     Abraham dug a well at Beer-shebah. Gen.21:29-31.
 21. Esau married two Hittite women. Gen.26:34.
     Esau married three Canaanite women. Gen.36:2, 3.
 22. Bashemath was a daughter of Elon the Hittite. Gen.26:34.
     Bashemath was a daughter of Ishmael. Gen.36:3.
 23. Luz was renamed Beth-el. Gen.28:19.
     Luz was a different place than Beth-el. Josh.16:2.
 24. God renamed Jacob and called him Israel. Gen.35:10.
     God forgot the new name. Gen.46:2.
 25. Eliphaz had six sons. Gen.36:11,12.
     Eliphaz had seven sons. Gen.36:15,16. Eliphaz had seven different sons. 1 Chr.1:36.
 26. Dan had one son. Gen.46:23.
     Amazingly, this one son produced over 62,000 military-age males by the first census. Num.1:38,39.
 27. Moses married a Midianite. Ex.3:1.
     Moses married an Ethiopian. Num.12:1.
 28. All the beasts died in plague number six. Ex.9:6.
     All the beasts received boils in plague number seven. Ex.9:10.
     All the beasts were hit with hail and fire in plague number eight. Ex.9:25.
     All the beasts lost their firstborn in plague number ten. Ex.12:29.
 29. All the plant life was destroyed by hail. Ex.9:25.
     All the plant life was destroyed by locusts. Ex.10:15.
 30. God instructs the Israelites to spoil the Egyptians and plunder their enemies. Ex.3:22; Deut.20:13-17.
     God prohibits stealing or defrauding a neighbor. Lev.19:11,13.
 31. Moses' father-in-law proposed the idea of judges for the people. Ex.18:17, 24.
     Moses proposed the idea of judges for the people. Deut.1:9-18.
 32. Jethro was the name of Moses' father-in-law. Ex.3:1.
     Ruel was the name of Moses' father-in-law. Ex.2:18.
     Raguel was the name of Moses' father-in-law. Num.10:29.
     Hobab was the name of Moses' father-in-law. Jud.4:11.
 33. The priests were with Moses at Mount Sinai. Ex.19:22, 24.
     Moses appointed the first priests later in the wilderness. Ex.28:1.
 34. Moses was great. Ex.11:3.
     Moses was meek. Numbers 12:3.
 35. Moses was the only allowed near God. Ex.24:2.
     Moses was not the only one allowed. Ex.24:9-11.
 36. Moses condemned the making of an idol. Ex.32:19, 20.
     Moses made an idol. Num.21:9; 2 Ki.18:4.
 37. The commandments were memorably given at the beginning of the wilderness trek. Ex. 19 and 20.
     The people appeared not to remember later in the wilderness. Lev.24:12; Num.15:34.
 38. Moses told the people they would pass over the Jordan that day. Deut.9:1.
     It was Joshua who took them over much later. Josh.1:1, 2.
 39. The number of Israelites, excluding children, was 600,000. Ex.12:37.
     The number of Israelites, including children, was only 7000. 1 Ki.20:15.
 40. Manna tasted like coriander seed and honey. Ex.16:31.
     Manna tasted like fresh oil. Num.11:8.
 41. The Sabbath Day was to remember creation. Ex.20:11; Ex. 31:17.
     The Sabbath Day was to remember the sojourn in Egypt. Deut.5:15.
 42. God details sacrificial offerings. Ex.20:24; Ex.29:10-42; Lev.1:1-17; Num.28:1-31.
     God says he did not order sacrifices. Jer.7:22.
 43. The Book of Jasher was written at the time of Joshua. Josh.10:13.
     The Book of Jasher was written at the time of David. 2 Sam.1:17,18.
 44. The Israelites were a numerous and mighty people. Ex.1:8, 9.
     The Israelites were few in number. Deut.7:7.
 45. The Israelites had plenty of water to wash their clothes for purification. Ex.19:10.
     The Israelites had no water and rioted for a drink. Ex.15:22-24.
 46. God was with the people. Ex.3:12.
     God was not with the people. Ex.33:3.
 47. Aaron died on Mt. Hor. Num.20:27, 28; 33:38,39.
     Aaron died at Mosera. Deut.10:6.
 48. After Aaron's death, the people journeyed from Mt. Hor to Zalmonah to Punon etc. Num.33:41, 42.
     After Aaron's death, the people journeyed from Mosera to Gudgodah to Jotbath. Deut.10:6, 7.
 49. The Canaanites were utterly destroyed. Num.21:3.
     The Canaanites were left to trouble the Israelites for years. Jud.3:1,2.
 50. Stones were taken out of the Jordan River. Josh.4:3.
     Stones were placed in the Jordan River. Josh.4:9.
 51. The Nazarite vow is broken if one goes near a dead body. Numb.6:6-9.
     Sampson, a Nazarite, apparently did not break this vow. Jud.13:5; 15:8,15,16; 16:17.
 52. Samuel ministered to the "Lord". 1 Sam.3:1.
     Samuel did not know the "Lord". 1 Sam.3:7.
 53. David killed Goliath. 1 Sam.17:49,50.
     Elhanan killed Goliath. 2 Sam.21:19-21. (Notice that the phrase "the brother of" has been added).
 54. "God" caused David to number the people. 2 Sam.24:1.
     "Satan" caused David to number the people. 1 Chr.21:1.
 55. Saul utterly destroyed the Amalekites. 1 Sam.15:20.
     David utterly destroyed the Amalekites. 1 Sam.27:8, 9.
     David destroyed the Amalekites - again - almost. 1 Sam.30:1,17,18.
 56. God chose Saul to save the people from the Philistines. 1 Sam.9:15-17.
     Saul dies and the Philistines overrun the Israelites. 1 Sam.31:6, 7.
 57. God chose Saul. 1 Sam.9:16.
     God repents for choosing Saul. 1 Sam.15:35.
     God doesn't need to repent. Num. 23:19.
 58. Saul inquired of God but received no answer. 1 Sam.28:6.
     Saul died for not inquiring. 1 Chr.10:13, 14.
 59. Saul killed himself. 1 Sam.31:4; 1 Chr. 10:4, 5.
     Someone killed Saul. 2 Sam.1:5-10.
     The Philistines killed Saul. 2 Sam.21:12.
     God killed Saul. 1 Chr.10:13,14.
 60. Jesse had eight sons. 1 Sam.16:10, 11; 1 Sam.17:12.
     Jesse had seven sons. 1 Chr.2:13-15.
 61. Saul knew David before the encounter with Goliath. 1 Sam.16:19.
     Saul did not know David until after the encounter with Goliath. 1 Sam.17:55-58.
 62. Michal was childless. 2 Sam.6:23.
     Michal had five sons. 2 Sam.21:8.
 63. David sinned in taking the census. 2 Sam.24:10,25.
     David's only sin, ever, was another matter. 1 Ki.15:5.
 64. David paid 50 pieces of silver for the property. 2 Sam.24:24.
     David paid 600 pieces of gold for the property. 1 Chr.21:25.
 65. His name was Solomon. 2 Sam.12:24; 1 Chr.22:9.
     His name was Jedidiah. 2 Sam.12:25.
 66. Solomon had 40,000 stalls of horses. 1 Ki.4:26.
     Solomon had 4,000 stalls of horses. 2 Chr.9:25.
 67. Solomon had 3300 supervisors. 1 Ki.5:16.
     Solomon had 3600 supervisors. 2 Chr.2:2.
 68. Solomon's "molten sea" held 2000 "baths". 1 Ki.7:26.
     Solomon's "molten sea" held 3000 "baths". 2 Chr.4:5.
 69. Solomon had thousands of horses. 1 Ki.4:26.
     A King must not multiply horses to himself. Deut.17:15,16.
 70. Solomon had hundreds of wives. 1 Ki.11:1-3.
     A King must not multiply wives to himself. Deut.17:17.
 71. There was no greater king before or after Hezekiah. 2 Ki.18:1, 5.
     There was no greater king before or after Josiah. 2 Ki.23:24, 25.
 72. Ahaziah was twenty-two years old when he began to reign. 2 Ki.8:26.
     Ahaziah succeeded his father, who was thirty-two years old when he became king and who ruled for eight years. 2 Chr.21;20.
     He was forty-two years old when he began to reign. 2 Chr.22:2. (Note that some versions have caught the error and corrected it.)
 73. God prohibits the making of idols. Ex.20:4; Deut.5:8, 9.
     God commands idols to be made. Ex.25:18; Num.21:8, 9.
 74. Children are to suffer for their parent's sins. Ex.20:5; Ex.34:7; Num.14:18; Deut.5:9; Is.14:21.
     Children are not to suffer for their parent's sins. Deut.24:16; Ezek.18:19,20.
 75. God prohibits the killing of the innocent. Ex.23:7.
     God approves the killing of the innocent. Num.31:17; Josh.6:21; Josh.7:24-26; Josh.8:22-25; Josh.10:20, 40; Josh.11:15; 1 Sam.15:3.
 76. God inflicts sickness. Num.11:33; 2 Chr.21:14, 15.
     Satan inflicts sickness. Job 2:7.
 77. Death to a false prophet. Deut.18:20.
     Death also to a real prophet deceived by "God". Ezek.14:9.
 78. God remembers sin even when it has been forgiven. Ex.34:7.
     God does not remember sin after it has been forgiven. Jer.31:34.
 79. God promised the land to the people. Ex.12:25.
     God broke his promise. Num.14:30, 31.
 80. Sisera was sleeping when Jael killed him. Jud.4:21.
     Sisera was standing and apparently, allowed Jael to kill him. Jud.5:25-27.
 81. Joshua captured Debir. Josh.10:38,39.
     Othniel captured Debir. Jud.1:11-13.
 82. God sows discord. Gen.11:7-9.
     God hates those who cause discord. Prov.6:16-19.
 83. The census count was: Israel 800,000 and Judah 500,000. 2 Sam.24:9.
     The census count was: Israel 1,100,000 and Judah 470,000. 1 Chr.21:5.
 84. The two pillars were 18 cubits high. 1 Ki.7:15.
     The two pillars were 35 cubits high. 2 Chr.3:15.
 85. 420 talents of gold were brought back from Ophir. 1 Ki.9:28.
     450 talents of gold were brought back from Ophir. 2 Chr.8:18.
 86. Asa removed the high places. 2 Chr.14:2, 3.
     Asa did not remove the high places. 1 Ki.15:14.
 87. Baasha died in the 26tth year of King Asa's reign. 1 Ki.16:6-8.
     Baasha built a city in the 36th year of King Asa's reign. 2 Chr.16:1.
 88. Jehoshaphat did not remove the high places. 1 Ki.22:42, 43.
     Jehoshaphat did remove the high places. 2 Chr.17:5, 6.
 89. Jehu's massacre was acceptable to God. 2 Ki.10:30.
     Jehu's massacre was not acceptable to God. Hos.1:4.
 90. Jehu shot Ahaziah near Ibleam. Ahaziah then fled to Meggido and died there. 2 Ki.9:27.
     Ahaziah was found hiding in Samaria, brought to Jehu, and was then put to death. 2 Chr.22:9.
 91. Ahaz was not conquered. 2 Ki.165.
     Ahaz was conquered. 2 Chr.28:5.
 92. Jehoiachin was 18 years old when he began to reign. 2 Ki.24:8.
     Jehoiachin was 8 years old when he began to reign. 2 Chr.36:9. (Some versions have corrected this)
 93. Jehoiachin reigned 3 months. 2 Ki.24:8.
     Jehoiachin reigned 3 months and 10 days. 2 Chr.36:9.
 94. Jehoiachin was succeeded by his uncle. 2 Ki.24:17.
     Jehoiachin was succeeded by his brother. 2 Chr.36:10.
 95. The father of Zerubbabel was Pedaiah. 1 Chr.3:19.
     The father of Zerubbabel was Shealtiel. Ezr.3:2.
 96. God is near to all who call on him. Ps.145:18.
     God is far away and cannot be found in times of need. Ps.10:1.
 97. God sometimes forsakes his children. Ps.22:1, 2.
     God is always a present help. Ps.46:1.
 98. The righteous shall rejoice when he sees vengeance. Ps.58:10, 11.
     Do not rejoice when your enemy falls or stumbles. Prov.24:17.
 99. God stands to judge. Is.3:13.
     God sits to judge. Joel 3:12.
100. Zedekiah watched his sons be put to death, then he had his eyes put out, and was left to die in prison. Jer.52:10, 11.
     God promised Zedekiah a peaceful death. Jer.34:4, 5.
101. Omri reigned 12 years beginning in the 31st year of Asa's reign. 1 Ki.16:23.
     Omri died and his son began his reign in the 38th year of Asa's reign, making Omri's reign only 7-years. 1 Ki.16:28, 29.

New Testament Contradictions

  • Jesus' lineage was traced through David's son Solomon. Mt.1:6.

Jesus' lineage was traced through David's son Nathan. Lk.3:31.

  • The announcement of the special birth came before conception. Lk.1:26-31.

The announcement of the special birth came after conception. Mt.1:18-21.

  • Jesus' parents were told of their son's future greatness. Mt.1:18-21; Lk.1:28-35.

Jesus' parents knew nothing of their son's potential. Lk.2:48-50.

  • The angel told Joseph. Mt.1:20.

The angel told Mary. Lk.1:28.

  • There were 28 generations from David to Jesus. Mt.1:17.

There were 43 generations from David to Jesus. Lk.3:23-31.

  • Jacob was Joseph's father. Mt.1:16.

Heli was Joseph's father. Lk.3:23.

  • He was to be called Emmanuel. Mt.1:23.

He was called Jesus. Mt.1:25.

  • Joseph, Mary, and Jesus flee to Egypt while Herod slaughters all males under 2 years old. Mt.2:13-16. (Note: Jesus' cousin, John, was also under 2 and survived without having to flee.)

Joseph, Mary, and Jesus did not flee to Egypt, but remained for temple rituals. No slaughter of infants is mentioned! Lk.2:21-39.

  • Jesus was tempted during the 40 days in the wilderness. Mk.1:13.

Jesus was tempted after the 40 days in the wilderness. Mt.4:2,3.

  • The devil first took Jesus to the pinnacle, then to the mountain top. Mt.4:5-8.

The devil first took Jesus to the mountain top, then to the pinnacle. Lk.4:5-9.

  • Satan tempted Jesus. Mt.4:1-10; Mk.1:13; Lk.4:1,2.

Satan had no interest in Jesus. Jn.14:30.

  • The baptism of Jesus was with the "Holy Ghost". Mk.1:8; Jn.1:33.

Fire was also added to the baptism. Mt.3:11; Lu.3:16.

  • John knew of Jesus before he baptized him. Mt.3:11-13; Jn.1:28,29.

John knew nothing of Jesus at all. Mt.11:1-3.

  • Jesus begins his ministry after John's arrest. Mk.1:13,14.

Jesus begins his ministry before John's arrest. Jn.3:22-24.

  • It is recorded that Jesus saw the spirit descending. Mt.3:16; Mk.1:10.

It is recorded that John saw the spirit descending. Jn.1:32.

  • The heavenly voice addressed the gathering. Mt.3:17.

The heavenly voice addressed Jesus. Mk.1:11; Lk.3:22.

  • Immediately after the baptism, Jesus spent 40 days in the wilderness. Mt.4:1,2; Mk.1:12,13.

Three days after the baptism, Jesus was at the wedding in Cana. Jn.2:1.

  • Jesus went to Bethphage and the Mt. of Olives, then left for Bethany. Mt.21:1,17.

Jesus went to Bethphage and Bethany at the Mt. of Olives. Mk.11:1; Lk.19:29. Jesus went to Bethany and then Jerusalem. Jn.12:1,12.

  • Jesus and his disciples taught in Capernaum. Mk.1:20,21.

Only Jesus taught in Capernaum. Lk.4:30,31.

  • Peter was chosen, with Andrew, by the Sea of Galilee. Mt.4:18-20; Mk.1:16-18.

Peter was chosen, with James and John, by the lake of Gennesaret. Lk.5:2-11. Andrew chose Jesus and then got Peter to join. Jn.1:35-42.

  • Peter was to preach to the Jews. Mt.10:2,5,6; Gal.2:7.

Peter was to preach to the Gentiles. Acts 15:7.

  • Jesus cured Simon Peter's mother-in-law after he cleansed the leper. Mt.8:1-15.

Jesus cured Simon Peter's mother-in-law before he cleansed the leper. Mk.1:30-42; Lk.4:38 to 5:13.

  • Peter's mother-in-law was healed before Peter was called to be a disciple. Lu.4:38,39; 5:10.

Peter's mother-in-law was healed after Peter was called to be a disciple. Mt.4:18,19; 8:14,15; Mk.1:16,17,30,31.

  • James and John were with Jesus when he healed Simon Peter's mother-in-law. Mk.1:29-31.

James and John were not with Jesus when he healed Simon Peter's mother-in-law. Lu.4:38,39; 5:10,11.

  • Lebbaeus (Thaddaeus) was the name of an apostle - but no Judas, brother of James. Mt. 10:3.

Judas, the brother of James, was an apostle, but no Thaddaeus. Lk.6:16; Acts 1:13.

  • The centurion's servant was healed in between the cleansing of the leper and the healing of Peter's mother-in-law. Mt.8:2-15.

The centurion's servant was healed after the cleansing of the leper and the healing of Peter's mother-in-law. Lu.4:38,39; 5:12,13; 7:1-10.

  • The people were not impressed with the feeding of the multitude. Mk.6:52.

The people were very impressed with the feeding of the multitude. Jn.6:14.

  • After the feeding of the multitude, Jesus went to Gennesaret. Mk.6:53.

After the feeding of the multitude, Jesus went to Capernaum. Jn.6:14-17.

  • A demon cries out that Jesus is the Holy One of God. Mk.1:23,24.

Everyone who confesses that Jesus came in the flesh is of God. 1 Jn.4:2.

  • Jesus cursed the fig tree so that it would not bear fruit. Mt.21:19; Mk.11:14.

It wasn't time for the fig tree to bear fruit. Mk.11:13.

  • The fig tree withers immediately, and the disciples are amazed. Mt.21:19,20.

The disciples first notice the withered tree the next day. Mk.11:20,21.

  • Jesus is the mediator of the "Father". 1 Tim.2:5; 1 Jn.2:1.

Jesus sits on "his" right hand. Mk. 16:19. Jesus and the "Father" are one in the same. Jn.10:30.

  • There is one "God". 1 Tim.2:5; Jms.2:19.

There are three. 1 Jn.5:7.

  • Jesus said to honor your father and mother. Mt.15:4; Mt.19:19; Mk.7:10; Mk.10:19; Lk.18:20.

Jesus said that he came to set people against their parents. Mt.10:35-37; Lk.12:51-53; Lk.14:26. Jesus said to call no man father. Mt.23:9.

  • Jesus/God said, "You fool…". Lk.12:20; Mt.23:17.

Paul calls people fools. 1 Cor.15:36. Call someone a fool and you go to hell. Mt.5:22.

  • Anger by itself is a sin. Mt.5:22.

But not necessarily. Eph.4:26.

  • Ask and it shall be given. Seek and you will find. Knock and it will be opened to you. Mt.7:7,8; Lk.11:9,10.

Ask and you shall be refused. Seek and you won't find. Knock and you will be refused entrance. Lk.13:24-27.

  • Do not judge. Mt.7:1,2.

Unless it is necessary, of course. 1 Jn.4:1-3.

  • Jesus is thankful that some things are hidden. Mt.11:25; Mk.4:11,12.

Jesus said that all things should be made known. Mk.4:22.

  • Jesus said that no sign would be given. Mk.8:12.

Jesus said that no sign would be given except for that of Jonas. Mt.12:39; Lk.11:29. Jesus showed many signs. Jn.20:30; Acts 2:22.

  • Jesus stated that the law was until heaven and earth ended. Mt. 5:17-19.

Jesus stated that the law was only until the time of John. Lk.16:16.

  • The "Sermon on the Mount" took place on the mountain. Mt.5:1.

The "Sermon on the Mount" took place on a plain. Lu.6:17.

  • The "Lord's Prayer" was taught to many during the "Sermon on the Mount". Mt.6:9.

The "Lord's Prayer" was taught only to the disciples at another time. Lu.11:1.

  • Jesus had his own house. Mk.2:15.

Jesus did not have his own house. Lu.9:58.

  • Good works should be seen. Mt.5:16.

Good works should not be seen. Mt.6:1-4.

  • Jesus said that Salvation was only for the Jews. Mt.15:24; Mt.10:5,6; Jn.4:22; Rom.11:26,27.

Paul said that salvation was also for the Gentiles. Acts 13:47,48.

  • Repentance is necessary. Acts 3:19; Lu.3:3.

Repentance is not necessary. Rom.11:29.

  • Non-believers obtain mercy. Rom.11:32.

Only believers obtain mercy. Jn.3:36; Rom.14:23. Only baptized believers obtain mercy. Mk.16:16. Mercy cannot be predetermined. Rom.9:18.

  • All who call on the "Lord" will be saved. Rom.10:13; Acts 2:21.

Only those predestined will be saved. Acts 13:48; Eph.1:4,5; 2 Thes.2:13; Acts 2:47.

  • Jesus said he would not cast aside any that come to him. Jn.6:37.

Jesus said that many that come to him will be cast aside. Mt.7:21-23.

  • Salvation comes by faith and not works. Eph.2:8,9; Rom.11:6; Gal.2:16; Rom.3:28.

Salvation comes by faith and works. Jms.2:14,17,20.

  • The righteous have eternal life. Mt.25:46.

The righteous are barely saved. 1 Pet.4:18. There are no righteous. Rom.3:10.

  • Believe and be baptized to be saved. Mk.16:16.

Be baptized by water and the spirit to be saved. Jn.3:5. Endure to the end to be saved. Mt.24:13. Call on the name of the "Lord" to be saved. Acts 2:21; Rom.10:13. Believe in Jesus to be saved. Acts 16:31. Believe, then all your household will be saved. Acts 16:31. Hope and you will be saved. Rom.8:24. Believe in the resurrection to be saved. Rom.10:9. By grace you are saved. Eph.2:5 By grace and faith you are saved. Eph.2:8. Have the love of truth to be saved. 2 Thes.2:10. Mercy saves. Titus 3:5.

  • Backsliders are condemned. 2 Pet.2:20.

Backsliders are saved regardless. Jn.10:27-29.

  • Forgive seventy times seven. Mt.18:22.

Forgiveness is not possible for renewed sin. Heb.6:4-6.

  • Divorce, except for unfaithfulness, is wrong. Mt.5:32.

Divorce for any reason is wrong. Mk.10:11,12.

  • Jesus approved of destroying enemies. Lk.19:27.

Jesus said to love your enemies. Mt.5:44.

  • God resides in heaven. Mt.5:45; Mt.6:9; Mt.7:21.

Angels reside in heaven. Mk.13:32. Jesus is with God in heaven. Acts 7:55,56 Believers go to heaven. 1 Pet.1:3,4. Heaven will pass away. Mt.24:35; Mk.13:31; Lk.21:33.

  • Pray that you don't enter temptation. Mt.26:41.

Temptation is a joy. Jms.1:2.

  • God leads you into temptation. Mt.6:13.

God tempts no one. Jms.1:13.

  • Take no thought for tomorrow. God will take care of you. Mt.6:25-34; Lk.12:22-31.

A man who does not provide for his family is worse than an infidel. 1 Tim.5:8.

  • Whoever calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. Acts 2:21; Rom.10:13.

Not everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. Mt.7:21. Only those whom the Lord chooses will be saved. Acts 2:39.

  • We are justified by works and not by faith. Mt.7:21; Rom.2:6,13; Jms.2:24.

We are justified by faith and not by works. Jn.3:16; Rom.3:27; Eph.2:8,9.; Gal.2:16.

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

Take only sandals (shoes) and staves. Mk.6:8,9.

  • Jesus said that in him there was peace. Jn.16:33.

Jesus said that he did not come to bring peace. Mt.10:34; Lk.12:51.

  • Jesus said that John the Baptist was a prophet and Elijah. Mt.11:9; Mt.17:12,13.

John said that he was not a prophet nor was he Elijah. Jn.1:21.

  • Jesus said that he was meek and lowly. Mt.11:29.

Jesus makes whips and drives the moneychangers out from the temple. Mt. 21:12; Mk.11:15,16; Jn.2:15.

  • Jesus said, "Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees". Lk.12:1.

Jesus said, "Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees". Mt.16:6,11. Jesus said, "Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Herod". Mk.8:15.

  • Jesus founds his church on Peter. Mt.16:18.

Jesus calls Peter "Satan" and a hindrance. Mt.16:23.

  • The mother of James and John asks Jesus to favor her sons. Mt.20:20,21.

They ask for themselves. Mk.10:35-37.

  • Jesus responds that this favor is not his to give. Mt.20:23; Mk.10:40.

Jesus said that all authority is given to him. Mt.28:18; Jn.3:35.

  • Jesus heals two unnamed blind men. Mt.20:29,30.

Jesus heals one named blind man. Mk.10:46-52.

  • Jesus healed all that were sick. Mt.8:16; Lk.4:40.

Jesus healed many that were sick - but not all. Mk.1:34.

  • The council asks Jesus if he is the Son of God. Lk.22:70. The high priest asks Jesus if he is the Christ, the Son of God. Mt.26:63.

The high priest asks Jesus if he is the Christ the Son of the Blessed. Mk.14:61. The high priest asks Jesus about his disciples and his doctrine. Jn.18:19.

  • Jesus answers to the effect of “You said it, not me”. Mt.26:64; Lk.22:70.

Jesus answers definitely, “I am”. Mk.14:62.

  • At the Mount of Olives, Jesus told Peter he would deny him three times. Mt.26:30-34.

At the Passover meal, Jesus told Peter he would deny him three times. Lu.22:13,14,34.

  • Peter was to deny Jesus before the cock crowed. Mt.26:34; Lk.22:34; Jn.13:38.

Peter was to deny Jesus before the cock crowed twice. Mk.14:30.

  • The cock crowed once. Mt.26:74.

The cock crowed twice. Mk.14:72.

  • Peter makes his first denial to a maid and some others. Mt.26:69,70.

It was only to the maid. Mk.14:66-68; Lk.22:56,57; Jn.18:17.

  • Peter’s second denial was to another maid. Mt.26:71,72.

It was to the same maid. Mk.14:69,70. It was to a man and not a maid. Lk.22:58. It was to more than one person. Jn.18:25.

  • Peter’s third denial was to several bystanders. Mt.26:73,74; Mk.14:69,70.

It was to one person. Lk.22:59,60. It was to a servant. Jn.18:26,27.

  • The chief priests bought the field. Mt.27:6,7.

Judas bought the field. Acts 1:16-19.

  • Judas threw down the money and left. Mt.27:5.

Judas used the coins to buy the field. Acts 1:18.

  • Judas hanged himself. Mt.27:5.

Judas fell headlong and burst his head open. Acts 1:18.

  • Jesus did not answer any of the charges. Mt.27:12-14; Lk.23:9.

Jesus answered some of the charges. Mk.14:61,62. Jesus answered all of the charges. Jn.18:33-37.

  • Jesus said that eternal life would be given to all that were given to him. Jn.11:27-29; Jn.17:12.

Jesus released Judas in order to keep this promise. Jn.18:5-9.

  • The chief priests and elders persuade the people. Mt.27:20.

Only the chief priests persuade the people. Mk.15:11. The chief priests and the people persuade themselves. Lk.23:13-23.

  • Jesus is given a scarlet robe. Mt.27:28.

Jesus is given a purple robe. Mk.15:17; Jn.19:2. Jesus is given a gorgeous robe. Lk.23:11.

  • The sign says, “This is Jesus the King of the Jews”. Mt.27:37.

The sign says, “The King of the Jews”. Mk.15:26. In three languages, the sign says, “This is the King of the Jews”. Lk.23:38. In the same three languages, the sign says, “Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews”. Jn.19:19,20.

  • Jesus asks God, The Father, why he has forsaken him. Mt.27:46.

Jesus said that he and The Father were one in the same. Jn.10:30; Jn.17:11,21,22.

  • The centurion says, “Truly this was the son of God”. Mt.27:54.

The centurion says, “Truly this man was the son of God”. Mk.15:39. The centurion says, “Certainly, this was a righteous man”. Lk.23:47. There was no centurion. Jn.19:31-37.

  • Jesus was crucified at the third hour. Mk.15:25.

Jesus was still before Pilate at the sixth hour. Jn.19:13,14.

  • The women looked on from “afar”. Mt.27:55; Mk.15:40; Lk.23:49.

The women were very close. Jn.19:25.

  • The last recorded words of Jesus were:

Version 1: “Eli, Eli …My God, My God why have you forsaken me” Mt.27:46. Version 2: “Eloi, Eloi…My God, My God why have you forsaken me” Mk.15:34. Version 3: “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit”. Lk.23:46. Version 4: “It is finished”. Jn.19:30.

  • A guard was placed at the tomb the day after the burial. Mt.27:65,66.

No guard is mentioned. Mk.15:44-47; Lk.23:52-56; Jn.19:38-42.

  • Only those keeping the words of Jesus will never see death. Jn.8:51.

Jesus’ disciples will be killed. Mt.24:3-9. All men die once. Heb.9:27.

  • Upon their arrival, the stone was still in place. Mt.28:1 2.

Upon their arrival, the stone had been removed. Mk.16:4; Lk.24:2; Jn.20:1.

  • There was an earthquake. Mt.28:2.

There was no earthquake. Mk.16:5; Lk.24:2-4; Jn.20:12.

  • The visitors ran to tell the disciples. Mt.28:8.

The visitors told the eleven and all the rest. Lk.24:9. The visitors said nothing to anyone. Mk.16:8.

  • Jesus first resurrection appearance was right at the tomb. Jn.20:12-14.

Jesus first resurrection appearance was fairly near the tomb. Mt.28:8,9. Jesus first resurrection appearance was on the road to Emmaus. Lk.24:13-16.

  • One doubted. Jn.20:24.

Some doubted. Mt.28:17. All doubted. Mk.16:11; Lk.24:11,14.

  • Jesus said that his blood was shed for many. Mk.14:24.

Jesus said his blood was shed for his disciples. Lu.22:20.

  • Simon of Cyrene was forced to bear the cross of Jesus. Mt.27:32; Mk.15:21; Lu.23:26.

Jesus bore his own cross. Jn.19:16,17.

  • Jesus was offered vinegar and gall to drink. Mt.27:34.

Jesus was offered vinegar to drink. Jn.19:29,30. Jesus was offered wine and myrrh to drink. Mk.15:23.

  • Jesus refused the drink offered him. Mk.15:23.

Jesus tasted the drink offered and then refused. Mt.27:34. Jesus accepted the drink offered him. Jn.19:30.

  • Both “thieves” mocked Jesus on the cross. Mt. 27:44; Mk.15:32.

One “thief” sided with Jesus on the cross. Lu.23:39-41.

  • Joseph of Arimathaea boldly asked for the body of Jesus. Mk.15:43.

Joseph of Arimathaea secretly asked for the body of Jesus. Jn.19:38.

  • Jesus was laid in a nearby tomb. Mk.15:46; Lu.23:53; Jn.19:41.

Jesus was laid in Joseph’s new tomb. Mt.27:59,60.

  • A great stone was rolled in front of the tomb. Mt.27:60; Mk.15:46.

There was nothing in front of the tomb. Lu.23:55; Jn.19:41.

  • Nicodemus prepared the body with spices. Jn.19:39,40.

Failing to notice this, the women bought spices to prepare the body later. Mk. 16:1; Lu.23:55,56.

  • The body was anointed. Jn.19:39,40.

The body was not anointed. Mk.15:46 to 16:1; Lk.23:55 to 24:1.

  • The women bought materials before the sabbath. Lu.23:56.

The women bought materials after the sabbath. Mk.16:1.

  • Jesus was first seen by Cephas, then the twelve. 1 Cor.15:5.

Jesus was first seen by the two Marys. Mt.28:1,8,9. Jesus was first seen by Mary Magdalene. Mk.16:9; Jn.20:1,14,15. Jesus was first seen by Cleopas and others. Lu.24:17,18. Jesus was first seen by the disciples. Acts 10:40,41.

  • The two Marys went to the tomb. Mt.28:1.

The two Marys and Salome went to the tomb. Mk.16:1. Several women went to the tomb. Lu.24:10. Only Mary Magdalene went to the tomb. Jn.20:1.

  • It was dawn when Mary went to the tomb. Mt.28:1; Mk.16:2.

It was dark when Mary went to the tomb. Jn.20:1.

  • An angel sat on the stone at the door of the tomb. Mt.28:2.

A man was sitting inside the tomb. Mk.16:5.

  • Two men were standing inside the tomb. Lk.24:3,4.

Two angels were sitting inside the tomb. Jn.20:12.

  • Peter did not go into the tomb but stooped and looked inside. Lk.24:12.

Peter did go into the tomb, and another disciple stooped and looked inside. Jn.20:3-6.

  • After the resurrection, the disciples held Jesus by the feet. Mt.28:9.

After the resurrection, Jesus told Thomas to touch his side. John 20:27. After the resurrection, Jesus said that he was not to be touched. Jn.20:17.

  • Mary first saw Jesus at the tomb. Jn.20:11-15.

Mary first saw Jesus on her way home. Mt.28:8-10.

  • The women entered the tomb. Mk.16:5; Lk.24:3.

The women stayed outside the tomb. Jn.20:11.

  • The disciples were frightened when they saw Jesus. Lk.24:36,37.

The disciples were glad when they first saw Jesus. Jn.20:20.

  • Twelve disciples saw Jesus. 1 Cor.15:5.

Eleven disciples saw Jesus. Thomas was not there. Mt.28:16,17; Jn.20:19-25.

  • The disciples doubted that Jesus had risen from the dead. Mt.28:17.

The Pharisees and chief priests believed it possible. Mt.27:62-66.

  • Jesus ascended on the third day after the resurrection. Lk.24:21,50,51.

Jesus ascended the same day as the crucifixion. Lk.23:42 43. Jesus ascended forty days after the resurrection. Acts 1:3,9.

  • At the time of the ascension, there were about 120 brethren. Acts 1:15.

At the time of the ascension, there were about 500 brethren. 1 Cor.15:6.

  • The moneychangers incident occurred at the end of Jesus’ career. Mt.21:11,12.

The moneychangers incident occurred at the beginning of Jesus’ career. Jn.2:11-15.

  • Zacharias was the son of Jehoida, the priest. 2 Chr.24:20.

Jesus said that Zacharias was the son of Barachias. Mt.23:35. (Note: The name Barachias or Barachiah does not appear in the OT.)

  • The coming of the kingdom will be accompanied by signs and miracles. Mt.24:29-33; Mk.13:24-29.

It will not be accompanied by signs and miracles since it occurs from within. Lk.17:20,21.

  • The kingdom was prepared from the beginning. Mt.25:34.

Jesus said that he was going to go and prepare the kingdom. Jn.14:2,3.

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

All sins are forgivable. Acts 13:39; Col.2:13; 1 Jn.1:9.

  • The ascension took place while the disciples were seated together at a table. Mk.16:14-19.

The ascension took place outdoors at Bethany. Lk.24:50,51. The ascension took place outdoors at Mt. Olivet. Acts 1:9-12.

  • The holy spirit was with John from before he was born. Lk.1:15,41.

The holy spirit was with Elizabeth before John’s birth. Lk.1:41. The holy spirit was with Zechariah. Lk.1:67. The holy spirit was with Simeon. Lk.2:25. The holy spirit is obtained by asking. Lk.11:13. The holy spirit did not come into the world until after Jesus had departed. Jn.7:39; Jn.16:7; Acts 1:3-8.

  • Sometimes God is responsible for unbelief. 2 Thes.2:11,12.

Sometimes Jesus is responsible for unbelief. Mk.4:11,12. The devil causes unbelief. Lk.8:12.

  • Whoever hates his brother is a murderer. 1 Jn.3:15.

If anyone claims to love God but hates his brother, he is a liar. 1 Jn.4:20. No one can be a disciple of Jesus unless he hates his brother. Lk.14:26.

  • Believers do not come into judgment. Jn.5:24.

All people come into judgment. Mt.12:36; 2 Cor.5:10; Heb.9:27; 1 Pet.1:17; Jude 14,15; Rev.20:12,13.

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

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

  • Men can choose whether or not to believe. Jn.5:38-47.

Only God chooses who will believe. Jn.6:44.

  • None of Jesus’ followers would be lost. Jn.10:27-29.

Some of Jesus’ followers would be lost. 1 Tim.4:1.

  • Jesus is the ruling prince of this world. Rev.1:5.

The prince of this world will be cast out. Jn.12:31.

  • Jesus says all men will be saved. Jn.3:17.

Only 144,000 virgin men will be saved. Rev. 14:1-4.

  • God wants all men to be saved. 1 Tim.2:3,4; 2 Pet.3:9.

God does not want all men to be saved. Jn.12:40.

  • Peter asks Jesus where he is going. Jn.13:36.

Thomas asks Jesus where he is going. Jn.14:5. Jesus said that no one asked where he was going. Jn.16:5.

  • Jesus lost only one disciple. Jn.17:12.

Jesus lost no disciples. Jn.18:9.

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

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

  • During his first resurrection appearance, Jesus gave his disciples the holy spirit. Jn.20:22.

The holy spirit was given to the disciples after his ascension. Acts 1:3-8.

  • The world could not contain all that could be written of Jesus. Jn.21:25.

All was written. Acts.1:1.

  • Obey the laws of men for it is the will of God. 1 Pet.2:13-15.

The disciples disobey the council. Acts 5:40-42.

  • Obey God, not men. Acts 5:29.

Obey men. It is God’s will. Rom.13:1-4; 1 Pet.2:13-15.

  • God hated Esau and loved Jacob even before they were born. Rom.9:10-13.

God shows no partiality and treats all alike. Acts 10:34; Rom.2:11.

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

Where there is no law there is no sin or transgression. Rom.4:15.

  • Doers of the law will be justified. Rom.2:13.

Doers of the law will not be justified. Rom.3:20; Gal.3:11.

  • The law has dominion. Rom.7:1.

The law does not have dominion. Rom.6:14.

  • The law was the result of sin. Gal.3:19.

Sin is the result of breaking the law. 1 Jn.3:4.

  • Those of “God” cannot sin. 1 Jn.3:9.

Those of “God” can sin. 1 Jn.1:7 8.

  • The anointing of Jesus teaches right from wrong. 1 Jn.2:27.

The law written on the heart and conscience teaches right from wrong. Rom.2:15.

  • Abraham was justified by faith. Heb.11:8.

Abraham was justified by works. Jms.2:21. Abraham was not justified by works. Rom.4:2.

  • It is not good to eat or drink anything that might cause your brother to stumble or be offended. Rom.14:21.

Let no one pass judgment on you in matters of food or drink. Col.2:16.

  • It is better that widows should not remarry. 1 Cor.7:8.

It is better that young widows should remarry. 1 Tim.5:11-14.

  • The god of this world blinds people to the gospel. 2 Cor.4:4.

There is only one god. 1 Cor.8:4.

  • The powers of this world are wicked, so fight against them. Eph.6:11-13.

All powers are ordained of God and, if you resist, you are damned. Rom.13:1,2.

  • Bear one another’s burdens. Gal.6:2.

Bear your own burdens. Gal.6:5.

  • Anyone who even greets a non-believer shares his wicked work. 2 Jn.10,11.

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

  • All of the grass on the earth is burned up. Rev.8:7.

The army of locusts are instructed not to harm the grass. Rev.9:4.

  • Only “The Father” knows. Mk.13:32.

“Jesus” and “The Father” are one. Jn.10:30; 17:11,21,22.

  • Jesus said that he would judge. Jn.5:22,27-30; Jn.9:39.

Jesus said that he would not judge. Jn.8:15; Jn.12:47. Jesus said that The Father judges. Jn.12:48,49. Jesus said that The Father does not judge. Jn.5:22. Jesus said that his disciples would judge. Lk.22:30.

  • He that does not believe is damned. Mk.16:16.

Thomas did not believe and was not damned. Jn.20:27-29.

  • “When his branch is yet tender”. Mt.24:32.

“When her branch is yet tender”. Mk.13:28.

  • Jesus is God. Jn.10:30.

Jesus is the “image” of God. 2 Cor.4:4. Jesus was a man approved by God. Acts 2:22.

  • Jesus and God are one in the same. Jn.1:1.

Jesus is beside himself. Mk.16:19; Acts 2:32,33; 7:55; Rom.8:34; etc.

  • Jesus is the Son of God. Jn.6:69; Jn.20:31.

Jesus is the Son of Man. Mt.18:11; Lk.21:27.

  • Paul states that he does not lie. Rom.9:1; 2 Cor.11:31; Gal.1:20; 1 Tim.2:7.

Paul states that he does lie. Rom.3:7.

  • Paul said that he does not use trickery. 1 Thes.2:3.

Paul admits to using trickery. 2 Cor.12:16.

  • Paul says that circumcision is nothing. 1 Cor.7:19.

Paul says that circumcision is profitable. Rom.2:25; Rom.3:1,2.

  • Do not covet. Rom.7:7; Rom.13:9.

Paul says covet. 1 Cor.12:31; 1 Cor.14:39.

  • Paul teaches not to steal. Eph.4:28.

Paul admits to stealing. 2 Cor.11:8.

  • Paul was assured that he would not be hurt. Acts 18:9,10.

Paul was often physically abused. 2 Cor.11:23-27.

  • Paul states that the law is necessary. Rom.3:31.

Paul states that the law is not necessary. Rom.6:14.

  • Jesus said to go and baptize. Mt.28:19.

Paul said he was not sent to baptize. 1 Cor.1:17.

  • Paul said he was not sent to baptize but to preach. 1 Cor.1:17.

Paul baptized. 1 Cor.1:16.

  • Jesus said that he did not come to abolish the law. Mt.5:17-19.

Paul said otherwise. Eph.2:15.

  • Jesus said that God did not condemn the world. Jn. 3:17.

Paul said that God did condemn the world. Rom.5:18.

  • Those present at Paul’s conversion stood. Acts 9:7.

They fell to the ground. Acts 26:14.

  • Those present at Paul’s conversion heard a voice but saw nothing. Acts 9:7.

Those present at Paul’s conversion saw a light but heard nothing. Acts 22:9.

  • Shortly after his conversion, Paul went to Damascus where he spent some time with the apostles. Acts 9:19.

Paul went to Damascus three years later and saw only Peter and James. Gal.1:18,19.

  • Shortly after his conversion, Paul went to Damascus and then to Jerusalem. Acts 9:18-26.

Shortly after his conversion, Paul went to Arabia, then to Damascus, and then, 3 years later, to Jerusalem. Gal.1:17,18.

  • In Damascus, the governor attempts to seize Paul. 2 Cor.11:32.

In Damascus, the Jews attempt to seize Paul. Acts 9:22,23.

  • The holy spirit forbids preaching in Asia. Acts 16:6.

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

  • Paul said he would not be a servant of Christ if he tried to please men. Gal.1:10.

Paul said that he tried to please men. 1 Cor.10:33.

  • Paul says that he was the chief of all sinners. 1 Tim.1:15.

He who commits sin is of the devil. Children of God cannot sin. 1 Jn.3:8-10.

  • Paul said that Jesus is the judge. 2 Tim.4:1.

Paul said that God is the judge. Heb.12:23. Paul said that the saints would judge. 1 Cor.6:2.

  • Paul said that Jesus was the Son of God. Rom.1:3,4.

Paul said that Jesus was just a man. Heb.7:24.

  • Do not boast. Lk.18:14.

Do not be proud. Rom.11:20; 1 Pet. 5:5. Paul proudly boasts. 2 Cor.11:16-18; Gal.2:9-11.

  • Jesus commends the church at Ephesus for discerning the lying apostles. Rev. 2:1,2.

Paul was the apostle to Ephesus. Eph.1:1.


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