Wording of this Handout:
Mistakes in the Bible?
When I hear this criticism I sometimes smile and say "Sure! the Bible is full of mistakes! And then I go on to explain.....
Eve made a terrible mistake when she listened to Satan, and Adam made make an awful mistake wen he disobeyed God. The people of the world made a mistake when they refused to join Noah in the ark, and the people of the world made a mistake when they refused to join Noah in the ark, and the people of Sodom made a mistake when they stayed int city instead of running for their lives.
Need i go on?
But what people usually mean when they tai about mistakes in the Bible is errors, or contradictions.
There are two good answers to this charge. First, pint out hat God is perfect. He never makes mistakes. When He gave us the Bible, in the original Hebrew and Greek, it was perfect right down to the last letter and full stop.
The second good answer is this "Find one!" Most people who say the BIble has mistakes are unable to quote chapter and verse to prove it - and if they can, tell them you will come back to them on what they say. This gives you time to study the 'mistake' and write a good answer.
Ii am willing to give a thousand dollars to anyone who can show me a clear, genuine and indisputable mistake in God's word.
I've never been wrong in my life.... Except once.... But it turned out i was right after all!
Jesus said "Sanctify them (the Christians) by the truth: Your is truth." John 17:17