Apparent Bible Difficulties

Matt 22:29
But Jesus answered them, “You are wrong, because you know neither the Scriptures nor the power of God.”

The Sadducees came with a question to Jesus our Lord intending to make certain doctrines in the Bible look silly. But our Lord answered that they were wrong because they neither knew the Scriptures nor the power of God. Matt 22:23-33.

How often we meet sceptical unbelievers who believe they have come across the insolvable discrepancy or illogical occurrence in the Bible in such examples as in disputing on the age of the earth vis-à-vis the short history of man, the 7 day creation story, or apparent discrepancy of different Scriptural accounts for the same event.

Firstly these people do not know the Scriptures.

Because Scriptures are sometimes silent on certain issues, it does not imply the continuation or discontinuation of these issues.  As in this issue brought out by the Sadducees in Matt 22:23-33, just because the scripture is silent on the husband and wife relationship in heaven, it does not imply it will be the same in heaven as on earth.

Secondly these people do not know the power of God.

If God can create man from dust, why can’t God resurrect those who have died and give them glorified bodies ?  For all the apparent discrepancies like the age of the earth vis-à-vis the short history of man, why can’t God accelerate the aging of the earth and change the geology of the earth within the period of the great flood ?  After all, in the future, God will renew the new heaven and earth, and will He do so in billion of years or in an instant ?


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