There are no contradictions in the BIble
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I do want to state that I am on the defensive side for this debate, so the burden of proof is on you.
here is the order of the debate ahead:
R2: opening statements
R3: my rebuttal to your argument
R4: your rebuttal to my argument
R5: closing statements
*I will note that I may become inactive. if so, I apologize in advance.*
Hi, my name is Anthony. I am a devoted man of God, and love to defend His name. I will not reveal my age (but it is on my profile). I hope we can have a civil debate, and I hope we can both walk away satisfied with the work we have produced.
Now, let me ask you this- are you Christian? If so, then you should know that God does not make mistakes. That's the first and foremost statement. The entire Bible isn't just some collection of works from a bunch of crazy, insane people out in the desert compiled into one book. The Bible is an amazing collection of writings and guides and historical events and prophecies. On top of that, these people that wrote these books weren't just at random, but specific people that God inspired to write what He said to them. The authors were pretty much a vessel through which He was speaking to us.
If you look into the Bible, you will see no contradictions IF you read it in the context, and not "cherry pick" as I like to call it.
People have tried it before, but have failed to completely see any contradiction throughout the entire harmonious masterpiece that is the Holy Bible.
Look i'm not criticising the bible for what it could be. Though I must point out there has been just a few additions, subtractions and political falsifications along the way (first council of nicea) to name one...I could go on, to mention the dead sea scrolls and many of the non mentioned gospils and books of the bible..Enoch being one of my favourites. My friend to say that the bible in one of its most popular formats I.e king James has no contradictions...really?
But anyway, let's get back onto the contradictions. I know of many false contradictions that have been cleared up and been taken back into reality (some 430 or so), but do you have any? if not, then you really have no proof of a contradiction(s) in the Bible.
*maybe we can have another debate on your claims of the Bible having "just a few additions, subtractions, and political falsifications along the way".
Now starting with the bible and its many vessels I have very limited primary evidence to suggest the accounts were first hand and more importantly what most are reading today is a many times translated, account of an account of an account. I fail how you could argue your point knowing this information. Further you are arguing a very one dimensional point if your not specifying what bible/s you are refering to, as I hope you recognise there are just a few.
For my most important and which I hope seems relevant. The church and the pope endorsed slavery with use of the bible and the whip. Just a small contradiction I suppose!
If you are referring to that time people not writing it down for many generations, then youre right. theyre often perceived as legends. However, the Bible is quite different. The Bible is first hand- accounts. If you read it, you'd know. Unless you're talking about parables or example stories. Those are quite obviously made up. So... your claim is false.
As your claims to slavery, may I add that there are verses that show and say to have kindness toward the slaves at that time such as... Exodus 21:16, Colossians 4:1, Exodus 21:26-27, Proverbs 22:16, and several other verses.
Then there are some passages that tell the rules for either the slaves or the owners of the slaves at that time; you still must keep in mind that at that time, slavery was an accepted thing, and it even was the standard. It was the era of time, and it was the culture. Here are some verses for rules/laws for the slave/owner: Ephesians 6:5, Colossians 4:1, Titus 2:9-10, 1 Peter 2:18, Exodus 21:26-27, and several others.
And there are also some figurative passages that it talks about slavery of either the soul, or to sin... Galatians 3:28, Matthew 11:28, John 4:36, John 8:34, and several more.
Since you have failed to tell me where these verses are in the BIble, you still have no evidence to back your claim up.
You see, this is what I have been trying to get at- this entire debate I have given you sources and real proof. All you have done is given me a bunch of claims which either cannot be backed up with your lack of evidence, or I have disproven (or both).
Thank you for this opportunity, I had a blast.
ChristTheRedeemer (AKA Anthony)
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