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Bible difficulties vs. Bible consistencies

A few months ago, Fast Company released the graphic below to illustrate supposed contradictions in the Bible.

Bible Contradictions?

The graphic was produced by career skeptic Sam Harris’ nonprofit foundation Project Reason. Fast Company wrote, “…to anyone who thinks the Bible’s the last word on anything, remember this: It isn’t even the last word on itself.”

Needless to say, Project Reason did not exercise any biblical scholarship in producing this graphic. Now, of course we understand that. Why would they?

Thankfully, The Resurgence was quick to answer Project Reason’s claims on their blog: “This is not new. This chart just wraps-up old claims, which have already been answered, in an awesome piece of design and presentation.”

“A Better Infographic”

Soon after, The Resurgence  posted a better infographic that “represents the 63,779 cross-references found in the Bible.”

Now, that looks stunning.

Watchful. Equipped. Prayerful.

I bring up this few-month-old piece because we will inevitably see more attacks on God’s Word in the seasons ahead. This is just one of many. It’s important that we, as followers of Christ (the incarnate Word), are aware of such attacks so that we can be watchful and equipped to defend truth.

And of course, the most important thing we can do is pray that God would open the eyes of the blind so that they themselves can gaze upon the glory of Christ—which we have been graciously shown.

“All flesh is like grass
and all its glory like the flower of grass.
The grass withers,
and the flower falls,
but the word of the Lord remains forever.”

And this word is the good news that was preached to you.

(1 Peter 1:24-25 ESV)

Recommended Reading:

Bible DifficultiesThe Big Book of Bible Difficulties: Clear and Concise Answers from Genesis to Revelation
by Norman Geisler

This comprehensive volume offers readers clear and concise answers to every major Bible difficulty from Genesis to Revelation, staunchly defending the authority and inspiration of Scripture. Written in a problem/solution format, the book covers over 800 questions that critics and doubters raise about the Bible. Three extensive indices—topical, Scripture, and unorthodox doctrines—offer quick and easy access to specific areas of interest.