How the Bible differ from other books?
Bro. Eliseo F. Soriano
false pronouncements – or, even a single wrong pronouncement – then, we mustnot believe the Bible anymore! God, however, says that there is nothing false or perverse in His words. On the other hand, if there are no contradictions in theBible, why is it that one verse in the Bible says that Joaquim will reign for 8years, while another verse tells that he will reign for 18 years? Are they notcontradictory? Granting without accepting, the question is, why do situations likethat arise?
“And the Lord God commanded the man saying, of every tree of the garden thoumayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.”
These verses were read by Mr. Damian Sotto. He even continued reading until
“And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die.”
Are they not contradictory? God told Adam, on the day that you eat the fruit youshall surely day. On the other hand, the serpent said, you shall not die. Some people insisted that those verses contradict each other. On the surface, it mayappear to be right, but, if we study the verses very well, we will come to realizewhy those statements are contradictory. The first statement comes from God,while the other comes from the serpent. None of His words are contradictory.Do you know who is that serpent whose words are against the words of God? In
Revelations 12:9— “And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan,which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angelswere cast out with him.”
Who is the serpent? It is Satan. No wonder, why he was uttering statements thatcontradict God’s, because he is an enemy of God. But, as far as the words of Godare concerned, there are no contradictions! NONE! Therefore, if statementscontradict each other, for sure, one of them did not come from God. Another example is
1 Corinthians 6:12— “All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things arelawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.”
If we are to ask some people, they will say all their actions are lawful and correct.For example, there are people who add little sugar to their “adobo” because they prefer that their “adobo” taste a little bit sweet. For these people, nothing is wrongwith adding sugar to their “adobo” because for some people, all the things thatthey do are lawful and correct. But if we continue reading, it says, not all thingsare expedient. That is why conflict and contradictions are bound to arise.