When reading the Bible we often come across passages that cause us to question why, passages that just don’t make sense. This leaves us wondering why God would allow it and it opens a door for Satan to divide the church. While watching an episode of Forensic Files one day, called “Up in smoke” season 4 episode 29, the show displayed a perfect example of hidden reasons for events that happen and how I view Bible study.
In this episode the family home caught on fire, the adult son stated his mother accidently set the couch on fire while lighting a cigarette. During the investigation they found gasoline on the wood floors and immediately believed the son had set the fire to kill his parents. After further investigation they found lead in the gasoline, which had not been sold in the USA for years. They eventually discovered in the 1970’s the contractors would sometimes cut corners while building a house, diluting the floor varnish with gasoline to make it go farther. Because of this hidden fact the man almost went to prison for life had it not been for those who did not give up on the investigation.
There are so many hidden facts behind the questions we have about the Bible and God’s character, that not only keeps us from God but also causes division within the church, but the one who does not give up on Biblical investigation will find the hidden answers to their questions.
I believe the word of God, the Bible, to be completely without error and I have discovered every Biblical contradiction that I have researched to have a common miss understanding of the times and culture in which the Bible was written. Our tendency is to view scripture using our own culture as a guide, but most contradictions are found to be from our failure to remember the Bible was written thousands of years ago and with different cultural values.
In most cases, taking the time to search for the answer to your Biblical questions, will leave you satisfied with the conclusion that we possess an error free Bible. In some cases, though, we may never find the answer, God is not obligated to explain all things to us, in fact if He were to answer every question there would not be opportunity for your faith to be stretched. But He will reveal to you some of the answers, all you have to do is ask.
Jeremiah 33:3 says “Call to Me, and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.”
Click on the links below to discover the truth behind some of today’s most asked about Biblical questions concerning controversial issues and questionable actions in the Bible.
Did my baby go to heaven?
Is it a sin to have tattoos?
Was Jesus married to Mary Magdalene?
Why does the Bible say there was light before the sun was created?
Why did Jesus wait two days before going to raise Lazarus?
Does God agree with slavery?
Since Jesus was without sin why was He baptized?
Can a good God cause evil?
Does God tempt us?
Seeing God’s face
Why does Jesus’ earthly father Joseph have two different fathers listed in His genealogy?
The curse of Jeconiah