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Posted 4/5/08 , edited 4/18/08
you have been busy I see. Well since you put so much in to it. You well have to wait. We will gett the answers for you.
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wow ^_^ this makes me happy looking at it all...you've really been reading Magnus!~Can we take them one at a time...my fingers are falling off just looking at it all...which one would you like to start with first?

Warning: I am not a Bible scholar and I don't plan to be one anytime soon ^_^...I may not always be right but I will pray and try my best~ As of now i'm a 19 yr. old biology major and I don't think I'll be teaching anyone the word of God as my full time career...and one more thing...when you read the Bible don't just look for contradictions see if any of the verses pop out at you, apply to your life, or speak to you in any way.
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Posted 4/6/08 , edited 4/18/08
well I can answer a few of them... but it may not be what you're looking for...

First you need to look at the translation of the text. The King James Version is most definetly not the most direct translation... to get that you might need a Greek Lexicon, a Bible Dictionary, and a Parallel Bible. Second, you need to understand that the context of each book is different. For example: The Book of Psalms is a collection of prayers, poems, and hymns that focus the worshiper's thoughts (whether good or bad). It's like a poet writing how they feel. not all of them are particularly happy. Take psalm 88, for example. The ending goes "the darkness is my closest friend". It is not necessarily a word from God but a word to God and a message that we are allowed to feel sorrow.

PSA 58:8 As a snail which melteth, let every one of them pass away: like the untimely birth of a woman, that they may not see the sun.
Psalms contains a lot of literary devices like metaphors and similies and hyperbole so you have to take that into account.
Another example is The Gospel of Matthew and the gospel of Mark. They're written from different perspectives about similar incidents then translated to multiple languages.
But the best thing for you to do, if you really want the answers, is not to ask us but to go to a bookstore or a library and find a book that tries to explain these apparent contradictions. No one in this group is a Bible scholar.
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This may not answer all your verses or be what your looking for...but it may help you think of the answer (hopefully)so you know at the top how you have verses about God being merciful and then the Lord of war. Well in my opinion, isn't God the Lord of everything? Since he created everything. So wouldn't that cause him to be the most merciful Lord and the Lord of war. Also, he is our heavenly Father. He punishes us at our time of wrong. Many times in the Bible he used war to punish his people. But he was merciful to his obedient children; he would spare them. Countless times he uses bad situations to bring peace or less sins to the world. Like the time in the Bible (im gonna make this a brief summary--no names) where the town was so sinful it angered the Lord so he decided to strike the town and kill everyone in it. Except the one family whose head of the house was so loyal to the Lord. He decided to spare them (he was merciful towards them while striking everyone else). He gave them 1 instruction and that was to flee the town and never look back and he would be merciful. The mother looks back and she gets stricken. I guess my point is, God is both. It's like a balance. The best way I can express it is by saying He is the Father of everyone and when children ignore their father's words there is punishment. It can come immediately (like on that town) or later (like maybe on judgement day). I dont know if this helps or not. Hopefully it helped you understand a little bit? Oh and I dont think you need to be a Bible scholar to interpret the Bible...cause then wouldn't reading the Bible be a waste of time for everyone else?? God made the Bible so even the simplest of minds could understand his word and then have the choice of following it.
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Posted 4/7/08 , edited 4/18/08
I've seen this posted elsewhere, i think once on yahoo answers... it seems to be a running thread. Though i'd like to think that your intent wasnt to overwhelm people trying to answer any questions lets try to look at some specifics. Anything in particular that stands out to you? If so let us know and I'll give it a shot, but to be expected to explain away all of this in a single post is unrealistic, i think you know that and are maybe counting on that and I think thats understood. A serious individual seeking answers doesn't ask 200 questions at once.

So if you are genuinely seeking some kind of absolution from all of this, let's take this one step at a time on things that you feel are relevant to you... if not then its pointless trying to systematically explain this mess.

Therefore, if you want answers, post questions, not term papers. and like I said i'll give it my best shot.
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ECC 1:7 All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again.

Kay well I'm going to try my best to answer the ones I understand. I'm not sure if you realize but that scripture above is using symbolism. The rivers are God's people. The sea is the spirtual satisfaction (I don't know a better way to say that). The sea is like the place people say when there like theres a hole in they're heart...or what they search for (hopefully you understand what im trying to describe). So it's basically stating that God's people will never be satisfied and never fill in the void unless they go to the place where they came from or I guess to the person who created them--in other words Jesus. This is kinda ironic because last night at a concert the lead singer of Downpour was talking about this. I'll use his explanation. When your dehydrated you need water to drink to replenish yourself. But once your done drinking your still thirsty. You can't just take long big swigs of water which eventually makes your water bottle empty you need to take continous small sips. But were not talking physical thirst. Were talking spiritual aren't we. You can't be drinking from anywhere else but from God's fountain. Only he can quench that undieing thirst. Big long swigs aren't good (which means like maybe going to a couple events or church all year that give you that special feeling of connecting with the Lord) they aren't enough. You need to take continous sips (meaning getting involved in the church...attending regularly...doing things outside church that let you praise to the Lord) which will replenish your spirit and give you more strength and self will to follow God's word.

I tried my best. I hope that help explains that scripture...at least I think thats what you were asking when you wrote that scripture down. I'll try and answer more later. Hope that gives you a deeper understanding =)
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Posted 4/8/08 , edited 4/18/08
So you really aren't seeking answers. I see... well that saves me some time. When you are willing to ask questions that are you truly interested in, care about and not something you just copied and pasted from another confused individual in the hopes of confusing others you let me know and i promise I'll give it a shot. until then, I'm the one whose sorry.
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Before the cock crow - Matthew 26:34

Before the cock crow twice - Mark 14:30
How many times did the cock crow?

MAR 14:72 And the second time the cock crew. And Peter called to mind the word that Jesus said unto him, Before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice. And when he thought thereon, he wept.

MAT 26:74 Then began he to curse and to swear, saying, I know not the man. And immediately the cock crew.
MAT 26:75 And Peter remembered the word of Jesus, which said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And he went out, and wept bitterly.

LUK 22:60 And Peter said, Man, I know not what thou sayest. And immediately, while he yet spake, the cock crew.
LUK 22:61 And the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.



Okay so I'm not entirely sure of what your asking with these particular scriptures, but I'll answer my best to what I think your asking ^____^
Jesus said Peter would deny him 3 times, so that would be 3 times it crowed. I'm not sure what version of a Bible your using but my states these scriptures differently. I dont have it with me at the moment so I cant rewrite for you here but my version of these scriptures seem simpler in my mind. So what it is pretty much saying is that before the cock crows Peter will deny Jesus as his Saviour 3 times, in public and alone. So when it uses before the cock crew or before the the second cock crow...I believe it is just different ways of saying basically the same thing over and over again. That may be confusing. But in short it should be "Before the cock crow, thou shall deny me thrice." Because then it could refer to any number of the cock crows. When I read this scripture, it always makes me think of when I deny the Lord. I think if you put these scriptures to present time it would literally be our own personal denial with the Lord. If I so am not answering what you wanted with these scriptures tell me...and then say what you wanted and I'll reanswer this. I hope this one is helpful *rereads it* I don't think it will be amazingly wowing for help but yea. ^_____^
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I've seen this posted elsewhere, i think once on yahoo answers... it seems to be a running thread. Though i'd like to think that your intent wasnt to overwhelm people trying to answer any questions lets try to look at some specifics. Anything in particular that stands out to you? If so let us know and I'll give it a shot, but to be expected to explain away all of this in a single post is unrealistic, i think you know that and are maybe counting on that and I think thats understood. A serious individual seeking answers doesn't ask 200 questions at once.

So if you are genuinely seeking some kind of absolution from all of this, let's take this one step at a time on things that you feel are relevant to you... if not then its pointless trying to systematically explain this mess.

Therefore, if you want answers, post questions, not term papers. and like I said i'll give it my best shot.


Obiviously he wants answers, or this thread would not exist. Your post also seems on the negative light. I think it's awesome he has like 200 questions!! Honestly who reads the Bible and goes oh yea I get everything except this one little verse? If you see something you think you can answer, go for it. Even if it was a term paper (which I highly doubt) do you only give the understanding of God's word to certain individuals?? I'm way younger than you and I am just happy to share the small understandings I do have. I can't answer all of them yet but someday I will be able too...when God has shown me the meaning of that particular part of his scripture. Maybe people answering those questions is God's way revealing himself to Magnus?? You need to keep more of a open heart and not start judging people reasoning behind something like this. I'm sorry if you take this offensively that isnt my intent to make you upset.
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After reading through this forum and in particular the threads in which Magnus102 has posted on, you begin to see a pattern. A pattern in which he clearly, goes against almost every topic posted. Yes, he is entitled to his opinion as we all are. But it seams, he is simply trying to discredit the bible and is just looking for an argument. Not that he is truly looking for answers! Though I do love a great discussion : )
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In actuality we could probably answer all of your questions but your going to cut it down...you wouldn't want 200 questions about the contradictions of evolution randomly thrown at you. Either way I don't see what you gain from this thread since you're not listening to any of the posts that other people take time to put on here. No one has time to sit down and look at the context of every single verse you posted...in other words lets take these a couple at a time....unless you're admitting that you would rather prove your superiority instead of seeking knowledge?

It's good that your curious but try to show a little more consideration for everyone else in this group .
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In actuality we could probably answer all of your questions but your going to cut it down...you wouldn't want 200 questions about the contradictions of evolution randomly thrown at you. Either way I don't see what you gain from this thread since you're not listening to any of the posts that other people take time to put on here.


I don't honestly dont think anyone else has attempted to answer some of these questions...its not like he is expecting all 200 from one person. If you have to time to view this thread you have the time to attempt to answer.


SA2 6:23 Therefore Michal the daughter of Saul had no child unto the day of her death.

SA2 21:8 But the king took the two sons of Rizpah the daughter of Aiah, whom she bare unto Saul, Armoni and Mephibosheth; and the five sons of Michal the daughter of Saul, whom she brought up for Adriel the son of Barzillai the Meholathite


Well I am not very familar with this part of the Bible but reading those verses I interpret them this way. Micheal had 5 children (all of which who are sons) who she intended for Adriel but the king took them away. She never bore anymore children so she died a childless mother. Im not sure if the paths of her children crossed with her again im going to need to brush up on this section. I hope this clears up these verses or you I'll try again later on a diff verse.
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GoneAstray wrote:

After reading through this forum and in particular the threads in which Magnus102 has posted on, you begin to see a pattern. A pattern in which he clearly, goes against almost every topic posted. Yes, he is entitled to his opinion as we all are. But it seams, he is simply trying to discredit the bible and is just looking for an argument. Not that he is truly looking for answers! Though I do love a great discussion : )


It's been like this for every topic he's posted on :P

either way, there's plenty that's been published to explain all of the "contradictions" or whatever people want to call them. Magnus is just to lazy to go out and find them, he'd rather sit on his butt and make himself look "superior".
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It's been like this for every topic he's posted on :P

either way, there's plenty that's been published to explain all of the "contradictions" or whatever people want to call them. Magnus is just to lazy to go out and find them, he'd rather sit on his butt and make himself look "superior".


Does that matter?? Isnt this group meant to share Gods joy and give those who dont believe an understanding? Judging his intentions is no ones buisness, our jobs as chrisitan is to spread the word of God. This topic happans to be on helping someone trying to understand His word. Even if Magnus is being the way you say he is, does that affect your job as a christian, even if the answers you hopefully will post fall on deaf ears...will it matter? Jesus and the disiples preached to many negative disbelieving people, but they never stopped. You repeatedly spread your faith, giving them the chance to accept it or not. There were many people in the Bible doing what you claim Magnus is doing...but I truely dont understand how this stops eveyone from sharing faith. If it bothers you, why even look at this thread or comment?
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