God dwells in light (1Timothy;6:16); God dwells in darkness (1Kings;8:12, Pslams;18:11).God is all powerful (Jeremiah;32:27,17, Mathew;19:26); God is not all powerful (Judges;1:19). God is not author of evil (Psalms;19:7-8, Deuteronomy;32:4); God is the author of evil (Ezekiel;20:25, Lamentations; 3:38, Jeremiah;18:11, Amos;3:6). God is peaceful (Romns;15:33, 1Corrintihans;14:33), God is warlike (Exodus;15:3, Isaiah;51:15). God cannot lie (Numbers;23:19, Hebrews;6:18), God lies (Jeremiah;4:10, 2 Thessalonians;2:11, 1Kings;22:23, Ezekiel;14:9). Heaven, no man hath ascended (John;3:13) contradicted by 2Kings;2:11, Elijah ascended, and Genesis;5:24 Enoch ascended. Judas (treacherous disciple of Jesus) hanged himself (Mathew;27:5), he did not hang himself but died other way (Acts;1:18). Mission of Jesus was to implement the Law of Moses (Mathew;5:17-19), Law superseded by Christian dispensations (Luke;16:16, Ephesians;2:15, Romans;7:6). Man is Not justified by faith alone (James;2:21,24, Romans;2:13), man is justified by faith alone (Romans;3:20, Galatians;2:16, 3:11-12). Jesus lost "None" of his disciples (John;18:9) contradicted by, he lost only "One" (John;17:12). All are sinners (2Chronicles;6:36) contradicted by: "Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin" (1John;3:9).
GE 1:14-19 The sun (which separates night and day) wasn't created until the fourth day.
GE 2:4-9 Man was created before trees were created.
GE 2:7, 19 Man was created before birds were created.
GE 2:7, 19 Man was created before animals were created.
GE 2:7, 21-22 Man was created first, woman sometime later.
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 6:5-6 God was not pleased with his creation.
(Note: That God should be displeased is inconsistent with the concept of omniscience.)
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.
HE 5:13-14 It is immature to be unable to tell good from evil.
2CH 19:7, AC 10:34, RO 2:11 God shows no partiality. He treats all alike.
PR 15:3, JE 16:17, 23:24-25, HE 4:13 God is everywhere. He sees everything. Nothing is hidden from his view.
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.
JE 23:23-24 A man cannot hide from God. God fills heaven and earth.
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.
NU 23:19-20, 1SA 15:29, JA 1:17 God does not change his mind.
GE 7:2-5 Seven pairs of some kinds are to be taken (and are taken) aboard the Ark.
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.
1CO 14:33 Paul says that God is not the author of confusion.
LK 3:35-36 Cainan was the father of Shelah. Arpachshad was the grandfather of Shelah.
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.
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 11:1 There was only one language before the Tower of Babel.
JE 7:21-22 God says he did no such thing.
HE 11:17 Abraham had only one son.
JG 1:19 Although God was with Judah, together they could not defeat the plainsmen because the latter had iron chariots.
GE 25:8, AC 7:2-5, HE 11:13 Abraham died with the promise unfulfilled.
LE 20:17, DT 27:20-23 Incest is wrong.
PR 15:3, JE 16:17, 23:24-25, HE 4:13 God is everywhere. He sees everything. Nothing is hidden from his view.
2PE 2:7 Lot was "just" and "righteous."
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.
DT 7:13 If they follow his commandments, God will bless the fruit of their wine.
PS 104:15 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 46:2 At a later time, God himself uses the name Jacob.
GE 36:15-16 Teman, Omar, Zepho, Kenaz.
1CH 1:35-36 Teman, Omar, Zephi, Gatam, Kenaz, Timna, and Amalek.
RE 7:4-8 (Leaves out the tribe of Dan, but adds Manasseh.)
AC 7:15-16 He was buried in the sepulchre at Shechem, bought from the sons of Hamor.
NU 10:29, JG 4:11 (KJV) Hobab was the father-in-law of Moses.
EX 20:15, 17, LE 19:13 God prohibits stealing, defrauding, or robbing a neighbor.
2CO 13:11, 14, 1JN 4:8, 16 God is a god of love.
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.
PR 15:3, JE 16:17, 23:24-25, HE 4:13 God is everywhere. He sees everything. Nothing is hidden from God.
1KI 20:15 All the Israelites, including children, number only 7000 at a later time.
RO 15:33, 2CO 13:11, 14, 1JN 4:8, 16 God is a god of love and peace.
GA 3:19 The law was ordained through angels by a mediator (an intermediary).
EX 25:18 God enjoins the making of two graven images.
DT 24:16, EZ 18:19-20 Children are not to suffer for their parent's sins.
MK 2:27-28 Jesus says that the Sabbath was 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.
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.
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.)
MT 5:38-44, LK 6:27-29 Turn the other cheek. Love your enemies.
NU 31:17-18, DT 7:2, JS 6:21-27, 7:19-26, 8:22-25, 10:20, 40, 11:8-15, 20, 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.
(Note: See Atrocities section for many other examples of the killing of innocents.)
NU 14:30 God breaks his promise.
1KI 22:21-23 God condones a spirit of deception.
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.)
IS 45:6-7, LA 3:8, AM 3:6 God is responsible for evil.
JE 31:34 God does not remember sin when it has been forgiven.
MT 15:11, CN 2:20-22 Jesus and Paul say that such rules don't matter--they are only human injunctions.
1CO 10:24 Put your neighbor ahead of yourself.
MT 26:65, MK 14:63 He does so during the trial of Jesus.
MT 25:27, LK 19:23-27 It is wrong to lend money without interest.
HE 10:11 They never take away sin.
MT 5:33-37 Jesus forbids doing so, saying that they arise from evil (or the Devil).
DT 10:6-7 It was from Mosera, to Gudgodah, to Jotbath.
EZ 14:9 A prophet who is deceived, is deceived by God himself. Death is still required.
IS 56:4-5 Some castrates will receive special rewards.
MT 19:12 Men are encouraged to consider making themselves castrates for the sake of the Kingdom of God.
MK 10:2-12 Divorce is wrong, and to remarry is to commit adultery.
RO 5:12, 19, 1CO 15:22 Death is passed to all men by the sin of Adam.
JG 1:11-15 It was Othniel, who thereby obtained the hand of Caleb's daughter, Achsah.
PR 15:3, JE 16:17, 23:24-25, HE 4:13 God is everywhere. He sees and hears everything.
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 27:8-9 They are utterly destroyed (again?).
1SA 30:1, 17-18 They raid Ziklag and David smites them (again?).
1CH 2:13-15 He had seven total.
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 17:51 David killed Goliath (again?) with a sword.
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.)
MK 2:26 Abiathar was high priest at the time.
1CH 10:13-14 Saul died for not inquiring of the Lord.
2SA 1:2-10 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.
1CH 21:5 The census count was: Israel 1,100,000 and Judah 470,000.
1KI 15:5 David's only sin (ever) was in regard to another matter.
1CH 21:22-25 He paid 600 shekels of gold.
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).
MT 12:42, LK 11:31 Jesus says: "... now one greater than Solomon is here."
2CH 9:25 He had 4,000 horses (or stalls for horses).
2CH 4:5 It held 3000 "baths."
1TI 6:16 God dwells in unapproachable light.
AC 7:48-49 God does not dwell in temples built by men.
2CH 8:18 450 talents of gold were brought back from Ophir.
2CH 16:1 Baasha built a city in the 36th year of King Asa's reign.
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.)
PR 12:22 God abhors lying lips and delights in honesty.
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.
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.
2CH 22:2 He was 42 when he began his reign.
[Note: Some translations use "twenty-two" here in an attempt to rectify this discrepancy. The Hebrew is clear, however, that 2CH 22:2 is 42. The Hebrew words involved are Strong's H705 and H8147, "forty" and "two," respectively.]
2CH 22:9 Ahaziah was found hiding in Samaria, brought to Jehu, and put to death.
2CH 28:5-6 They did conquer Ahaz.
2CH 36:9 He was eight.
(Note: This discrepancy has been "corrected" in some versions.)
2CH 36:9 He reigned three months and ten days.
2CH 36:10 He was succeeded by his brother.
MT 1:8-9 It is: Joram, Uzziah, Jotham, etc.
RO 9:15-18 God has mercy on (and hardens the hearts of) whom he pleases.
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 145:18 God is near to all who call upon him in truth.
PS 46:1 God is a refuge, a strength, a very present help.
JE 17:4, MT 25:46 It does last forever. (He has provided for eternal punishment.)
PR 24:16-18 Do not rejoice when your enemy falls or stumbles.
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.
LK 2:40, 52 Jesus was filled with wisdom and found favor with God.
1CO 1:19-25, 3:18-20 Wisdom is foolishness.
2TI 3:12, HE 12:6 The godly will be persecuted.
MT 6:25-34 Take no thought for tomorrow. God will take care of you.
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.
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 26:5 Answer a fool. If you don't, he will think himself wise.
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.)
MT 27:58-60, MK 15:45-46, LK 23:52-53, JN 19:38-42 Jesus was buried by himself.
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.
2CO 13:11, 14, 1JN 4:8, 16 God is a god of love.
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.
RO 7:12, 1TI 1:8 The law is good.
(Nebudchanezzar failed to capture or destroy Tyre. It is still inhabited.)
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.)
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.)
LK 1:26-31 It occurred before conception.
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).
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 11:2-3 After the Baptism, John sends his disciples to ask if Jesus is the Messiah.
MT 8:12, 22:13, 25:30 Hell is an "outer darkness" (and therefore dark).
JN 1:32 It was John who saw the Spirit descending.
MK 1:11, LK 3:22 The voice addressed Jesus: "You are my beloved Son...."
JN 2:1-11 Three days after the Baptism, Jesus was at the wedding in Cana.
LK 4:5-9 First to the mountain top, then to the pinnacle of the temple.
LK 5:2-11 (A different story.)
JN 1:35-42 (Still another story.)
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.)
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.
1TI 4:1-4 All foods are clean according to Paul.
EP 2:13-15, HE 7:18-19 Jesus did abolish the law.
MT 7:26 Jesus says that anyone who hears his words and does not do them is a fool. (Note: The translation now prevalent, "like a foolish man," in MT 7:26 is a dishonest attempt to alleviate the obvious inconsistency here in that the oldest Greek manuscripts use the same Greek word translated "fool" in MT 5:22 and "like a foolish man" in MT 7:26.)
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. (Note: This is the same Greek word translated "fool" in MT 5:22 and MT 23:17-19.)
1CO 1:23, 3:18, 4:10 Paul uses "fool" with regard to Christians becoming fools for Christ. (Note: Again, this is the same Greek word translated "fool" in MT 5:22 and MT 23:17-19.)
MT 11:22-24, LK 10:13-15 Jesus curses the inhabitants of several cities who are not sufficiently impressed with his mighty works.
MT 21:19, MK 11:12-14 Jesus curses a fig tree when it fails to bear fruit out of season.
MK 3:5 Jesus looks around "angrily."
MK 10:11-12 Divorce on any grounds is wrong.
MT 6:15, 12:34, 16:3, 22:18, 23:13-15, 17, 19, 27, 29, 33, MK 7:6, LK 11:40, 44, 12:56 Jesus repeatedly hurls epithets at his opponents.
LK 19:27 God is likened to one who destroys his enemies.
2JN 1:9-11 Shun anyone who does not hold the proper doctrine.
MT 5:43-44, MT 22:39 Love your enemies. Love your neighbor as yourself.
MT 10:5 Go nowhere among the Gentiles nor enter a Samaritan town.
JN 8:58-59 Jesus hid himself, apparently to avoid being stoned.
MK 13:32 The angels reside in heaven
AC 7:55, HE 12:2 Jesus is at the right hand of God, in heaven.
1PE 1:3-4 Believers will inherit eternal life in heaven.
MT 24:35, MK 13:31, LK 21:33 Heaven will pass away.
1TI 5:8 A man who does not provide for his family is worse than an infidel. (Note: Providing for a family certainly involves taking "thought for tomorrow.")
LK 13:24 Many will try to enter the Kingdom but will be unable.
AC 2:21, RO 10:13 Whoever calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.
AC 2:39 Those God calls to himself will be saved.
JN 3:16, RO 3:20-26, EP 2:8-9, GA 2:16 We are justified by faith, not by works.
LK 7:2-10 The centurion sends elders to do the asking.
MK 5:2-16, LK 8:26-36 One demoniac is healed in this incident.
LK 8:42 She was dying, but not dead.
MT 17:14-16 (Yet) the disciples are unable to do so.
LK 6:13-16 The above except that Thaddaeus (Labbaeus) is excluded, and Judas the son of James is added (and Judas Iscariot remains).
AC 1:13, 26 Same as MT and MK except that, like LK Thaddaeus (Labbaeus) is excluded, Judas the son of James is included, and Mathias is chosen by the others to replace Judas Iscariot.
AC 15:7 He was an apostle to the Gentiles.
JN 16:33 Jesus says: "In me you have peace."
MK 16:16 He that believes and is baptized will be saved.
JN 3:5 Only he that is born of water and Spirit will be saved.
AC 16:31 He that believes on the Lord Jesus will be saved.
AC 2:21 He that calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved.
RO 10:9 He who confesses with his mouth "Jesus is Lord" and believes in his heart that God raised him from the dead will be saved.
1JN 4:7 He who loves is born of God (and presumably will be saved.)
MT 12:15-16, JN 7:1-10, 8:59, 10:39, 11:53-54 Jesus hid, escaped, went secretly, etc.
JN 1:21 John himself says that he is not a prophet, nor is he Elijah.
MK 4:22 Jesus says that all things should be made known.
JN 2:15 Jesus makes a whip of cords, drives the money changers from the Temple, overturns their tables, and pours out their coins. (Note: The presence of the money changers in the outer court of the Temple had been authorized by the Temple authorities and was, in fact, a necessity since the Jews would not accept Roman coin for the purchase of sacrifices.)
MK 9:40 Jesus says that those who are not against him are for him.
(Note: This puts those who are indifferent or undecided in the "for him" category in the first instance and in the "against him" category in the second instance.)
JN 3:2, 20:30, AC 2:22 Jesus proceeds to give many such "signs."
JN 1:1 - 21:25 (Throughout the book of John, unlike the other Gospels, Jesus addresses the crowds in a very straightforward manner. He does not employ parables.)
MT 17:20, 19:26, MK 9:23, 10:27, LK 17:6, 18:27 Jesus says that anything is possible to him who believes if he has the faith of a grain of mustard seed. All things are possible with God. A mountain can be commanded to move and it will move.
JN 7:2-10 Jesus tells his brothers that he is not going to Jerusalem for the Feast of the Tabernacles, then later goes secretly by himself. (Note: The words "not yet" were added to some versions at JN 7:8 in order to alleviate this problem. The context at JN 7:10 makes the deception clear, however.)
MK 8:15 Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Herod.
MT 16:23 Jesus calls Peter [a] "Satan" and "a hindrance," and accuses him of being on the side of men rather than that of God.
AC 15:1-21 James presides over the first Council of Jerusalem and formulates the decree regarding the accepting of Gentiles which is sent to the other churches. (Note: Tradition has it that James was appointed as the first Bishop or Pope, not Peter.)
LK 9:28-29 It takes place about eight days afterwards.
MK 10:35-37 They ask for themselves.
MT 28:18, JN 3:35 All authority has been given to Jesus.
MK 11:1-19 Triumphal entry, cleansing of the temple.
LK 19:28-48 Triumphal entry, cleansing of the temple, daily teaching in the temple.
JN 12:1-18 Cleansing of the temple (early in his career), Supper with Lazarus, triumphal entry, no cleansing of the temple following the triumphal entry.
JN 12:14 Jesus finds the animal himself.
MK 11:7, LK 19:35, JN 12:14 Only one animal is involved.
JN 2:13-16 It occurs near the beginning of his career.
MK 11:13-14, 20-21 The disciples first notice that the tree has withered the day following.
2CH 24:20 Zacharias was actually the son of Jehoida, the priest.
(Note: The name Barachias, or Barachiah, does not appear in the O.T.)
LK 17:20-21 It will not be accompanied by signs and miracles. It is already within.
JN 14:2-3 It was prepared after the Ascension of Jesus.
LK 7:36-38 It takes place at the house of a Pharisee in Galilee.
JN 20:1-2 Mary told Peter and the other disciple that the body had been stolen. (Would she feel "great joy" if she thought the body had been stolen?)
MK 14:4 "Some" reproach her.
JN 12:4-5 Judas Iscariot reproaches her.
JN 13:21-30 After the meal.
LK 22:14-23 After the communion portion.
LK 22:17-20 It was: wine, then bread.
MK 14:30 Before the cock crowed twice.
MK 14:66-72 The cock crows after both the first and second denials.
(Note: These discrepancies have been "translated out" in some Bible versions.)
LK 22:47-48 Jesus anticipates Judas' kiss. No actual kiss is mentioned.
JN 18:2-9 Jesus voluntarily steps forward to identify himself making it completely unnecessary for Judas to point him out. No kiss is mentioned.
LK 22:50-51 The severed ear is miraculously healed by Jesus.
JN 18:13-24 First to Annas, the son-in-law of Caiphas, then to Caiphas.
LK 22:13-15, 54-66 The initial hearing took place in the morning on Passover.
JN 18:28, 19:14 It took place the day before Passover, on the Day of Preparation.
LK 22:66-71 There was no trial but merely an inquiry held by the Sanhedrin.
JN 18:13-24 There was no appearance before the Sanhedrin, only the private hearings before Annas and then Caiphas.
MK 14:61 He asks Jesus if he is the Son of the Blessed.
MK 14:62 He answers directly: "I am."
MK 14:66-68, LK 22:56-57, JN 18:17 It was to one maid only.
MK 14:69-70 (Apparently) to the same maid.
LK 22:58 To a man, not a maid.
JN 18:25 To more than one, "they."
LK 22:59-60 To "another" (one).
JN 18:26-27 To one of the servants.
AC 1:18 He used the coins to buy the field.
JN 18:33-34 He answers: "Do you say this of your own accord?"
JN 18:33-37 Jesus answers all charges at his hearing before Pilate.
MK 15:11 Only the chief priests are responsible.
LK 23:18-23 The people ask, apparently having decided for themselves.
MK 15:17, JN 19:2 A purple robe (a sign of royalty).
JN 19:17 Jesus carries his own cross with no help from anyone.
MK 15:26 "The King of the Jews."
LK 23:38 "This is the King of the Jews."
JN 19:19 "Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews."
LK 23:39-42 Only one taunts Jesus, and he is rebuked by the other for doing so.
JN 10:30 Jesus says that he and the Father are one.
LK 23:46 "Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit."
JN 19:30 "It is finished." (Note: Even though both MT and MK represent direct quotes and are translated similarly, the actual Greek words used for God are different.MT uses "Eli" and MK uses "Eloi.")
MK 15:23 It was wine and myrrh, and he did not drink it.
JN 19:29-30 Whatever it was, he did drink it.
MK 15:39 He says: "Truly this man was the son of God!"
LK 23:47 He says: "Truly this man was innocent" (or "righteous").
JN 19:25-26 They were near enough that Jesus could speak to his mother.
MK 15:42- 16:8, LK 23:50-56, JN 19:38-42 (No guard is mentioned. This is important since rumor had it that Jesus' body was stolen and the Resurrection feigned.)
MK 16:1-3, LK 24:1 (There could not have been a guard, as far as the women were concerned, since they were planning to enter the tomb with spices. Though the women were aware of the stone, they were obviously unaware of a guard.)
JN 8:51 If anyone keeps Jesus' words, he will never see death.
HE 9:27 [All] men die once, then judgement follows.
MK 16:1 Both of the above plus Salome (three).
LK 23:55 - 24:1, 24:10 Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and "other women" (at least five).
JN 20:1 Mary Magdalene only (one).
MK 16:2 It was after sunrise.
LK 24:1 It was at early dawn.
JN 20:1 It was still dark.
MK 16:4, LK 24:2, JN 20:1 The stone had already been rolled (or taken) away.
MK 16:5 No earthquake, only one young man sitting inside the tomb.
LK 24:2-4 No earthquake. Two men suddenly appear standing inside the tomb.
JN 20:12 No earthquake. Two angels are sitting inside the tomb.
MK 16:8 They said nothing to anyone.
LK 24:9 They told the eleven and all the rest.
JN 20:10-11 The disciples returned home. Mary remained outside, weeping.
LK 24:13-15 It was in the vicinity of Emmaus (seven miles from Jerusalem).
JN 20:13-14 It was right at the tomb.
JN 20:17 On his first appearance to Mary, Jesus forbids her to touch him since he has not yet ascended to the Father.
JN 20:27 A week later, although he has not yet ascended to the Father, Jesus tells Thomas to touch him.
MK 16:11, LK 24:11 The initial reaction was one of disbelief. All doubted.
MK 16:9-14 It was Mary Magdalene, then two others, then the eleven.
LK 24:15-36 It was two, then Simon (Peter?), then the eleven.
JN 20:14 - 21:1 It was Mary Magdalene, then the disciples without Thomas, then the disciples with Thomas, then the eleven disciples again.
1CO 15:5-8 It was Cephas (Peter?), then the "twelve" (which twelve, Judas was dead?), then 500+ brethren (although AC 1:15 says there were only about 120), then James, then all the Apostles, then Paul.
1CO 1:17 Although he considers himself a disciple of Jesus, Paul says that he has not been sent to baptize.
JN 3:22-24 Before the arrest of John the Baptist.
1JN 4:1-2 Everyone who confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God. (Note: This would mean that the demon is of God.)
AC 13:39, CN 2:13, 1JN 1:9 All sins are forgivable.
JN 18:20 Jesus says that he always taught openly, never secretly.
LK 9:7 Others were the source. Herod was perplexed by the belief.
JN 6:14-15 They were so impressed that they tried to force Jesus to be their king.
JN 6:17-25 They went to Capernaum.
JN 19:14-15 It was after the sixth hour since Jesus was still before Pilate and had not yet been sentenced at that time.
JN 19:39-40 The body had already been anointed and wrapped in linen cloth.
LK 24:50-51 It took place outdoors, after supper, at Bethany (near Jerusalem).
AC 1:9-12 It took place outdoors, after 40+ days, at Mt. Olivet.
MT 28:16-20 No mention is made of an ascension, but if it took place at all, it must have been from a mountain in Galilee since MT ends there.)
LK 1:41 Elizabeth had it long before Jesus went away.
LK 1:67 So did Zechariah.
LK 2:25 So did Simeon.
LK 11:13 It is obtained by prayer (presumably at any time).
JN 7:39, JN 16:7, AC 1:3-5 The Holy Spirit cannot come into the world until after Jesus has departed.
MK 4:11-12 Jesus is responsible for unbelief in at least some cases.
2TH 2:11-12 God is ultimately responsible for unbelief in at least some cases.
1JN 3:15 Whoever hates his brother is a murderer.
1JN 4:20 If anyone claims to love God but hates his brother, he is a liar.
RO 11:20, 1PE 5:5 Do not be proud.
RO 15:17, 2CO 1:12, HE 3:6, 2CO 2:14, 5:12, 11:17 Paul boasts of his faith and says that one should be proud of it.
JN 20:17, AC 1:3 Jesus was not raised until the third day and did not ascend until at least forty days later.
JN 19:39-40 Joseph brought spices with him (75 or a 100 lbs.) and annointed the body (as the women should have noticed).
JN 5:22, 5:27-30, 9:39, AC 10:42, 2CO 5:10 Jesus does judge.
MT 12:36, RO 5:18, 2CO 5:10, HE 9:27, 1PE 1:17, JU 1:14-15, RE 20:12-13 All persons (including believers) come into judgement.
JN 8:14 Jesus says that even if he bears witness to himself, his testimony is true.
JN 6:44 No one can come to Jesus unless he is drawn by the Father.
(No such statement is found in the OT.)
1CO 10:26, RE 1:5 Jesus is the ruler of kings--the earth is his.
1TI 2:3-4, 2PE 3:9 God wants all to be saved.
JN 12:40, AC 2:21, 2:39, RO 9:27, 10:13 Some will not be saved.
RE 14:1-4 Heaven will be inhabited by 144,000 virgin men (only?).
JN 14:5 Thomas does the same.
JN 16:5 Jesus says that none of them have asked him where he is going.
JN 18:9 Jesus has lost none, period.
(Note: There is no "son of perdition" mentioned in the OT.)
RO 1:18-20 The truth has always been evident.
AC 1:3-5, AC 2:1-4 The Holy Spirit was received much later (on Pentecost.)
AC 1:1 The author of Acts has already written about all that Jesus began to do.
AC 5:40-42 The disciples disobey the Council and continue to teach and preach Jesus.
RO 13:1-4, 1PE 2:13-15 Obey the laws of men (i.e., government). It is the will of God.
RO 13:1-4, 1PE 2:13-15 Obey the laws of men (i.e., government). It is the will of God.
AC 22:9 They saw a light but did not hear a voice.
GA 1:15-20 He made the trip three years later, then saw only Peter and James.
RO 9:11-13 God hated Esau and loved Jacob even before their birth.
RO 9:18 God has mercy on whoever he chooses, etc.
RO 4:15 Where there is no law there is no transgression (sin).
1JN 2:27 Anointing by Jesus teaches right from wrong.
JA 2:21 Abraham was justified by works (which made his faith perfect).
CN 2:16 Let no one pass judgement on you in matters of food and drink.
1TI 5:14 Young widows should marry, bear children, rule the household, etc..
2CO 4:4 Satan is God of this world (therefore there are at least two gods).
GA 1:10 Paul says he would not be a servant of Christ if he tried to please men.
1TH 2:17-18 Satan hindered Paul.
(Note: Who is stronger, Satan or God?)
1JN 3:8-10 He who commits sin is of the Devil. Children of God do not sin.
2JN 1:10-11 Anyone who even greets an unbeliever shares his wicked work.
CN 4:5-6 Be wise in your behavior with outsiders. Let your talk be with grace, mixed with salt, so that you may be able to give an answer to everyone.
1PE 3:15 Always be ready to answer any man concerning your faith.