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    Hi people.. 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
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 29, 2002
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      Hi people..

      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 4:33 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 as
      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.

      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, 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.
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