Does The Bible Contain Contradictions?
In the Bible God addresses different information, during differing Biblical dispensational ages, speaking in them to different people groups at that time. And, God does not contradict Himself in doing so.
Thus, Paul could write to the Roman grace believers during “the dispensation of the grace of God”; “… ye are not under the law, but under grace. (Romans 6:14 (KJV)
Yet, many popular Bible teachers say; ‘nothing in the Bible is a contradiction… only because God cannot contradict Himself.’
As a result, when students think they’ve encountered a contradiction in the Bible, the actual plain meaning must then be distorted by them in order to make it fit or align with their one presumed doctrine the Bible.
The conclusion is that the commonly taught false teaching of ‘one cohesive doctrine taught throughout the Bible’ is maintained only… by men distorting Scripture at the expense of context and the progressive revelation that is clearly seen in the Bible.
The truth is that… there are statements and doctrines in the Bible that do contradict each other… when ‘context’ is ignored. This does not mean that God is contradictory or illogical. These are perfectly fine when we leave them where they are… in their context that establishes the boundaries of that doctrinal truth.
The answer to this manmade dilemma is as simple as ‘discerning the context.’
E.g., My child may receive different instructions from me than I may give to my auto mechanic. And, I’m not contradicting myself in doing so.
God does not contradict himself, but God does give different doctrines to people who are under ‘the law dispensation’ for Israel than are His doctrines for today’s dispensational age of “the body of Christ” called “the dispensation of the grace of God.” This is simply due to a dispensational difference.