Blog Posts - Bible Difficulties

Curses and Trees

One of the odder events of Passion Week was the cursing of the fig tree (Matt 21:18-22). TL;DR: Jesus looked for figs on a fig tree and, finding none, cursed it, causing it to wither. People have been speculating ever since as to why he did that, wha...
by Homeward Bound on Mar 23, 2016

Did Jesus Say Nothing About Homosexuality?

I'm loathe to get onto this topic again, but in the wake of the Duck Dynasty/homosexuality controversy, I feel like we need to look at an objection that so frequently appears in these discussions. The pro-same-sex marriage crowd, whether Christian or...
by Homeward Bound on Dec 31, 2013

Slaying Giants

"How do we know there were giants?" my eldest daughter asked, out of the blue. "Are we talking Jack and Beanstalk or the Bible?""The Bible."The other one chimed in, "Because the Bible's God's word." "I think what she's really asking is, 'Why do we be...
by Homeward Bound on Mar 1, 2013

Are Bats Birds?

Are bats birds? Who would even ask such a question?Skeptics. Here's why:"These are the birds you are to detest and not eat because they are detestable: the eagle, the vulture, ... the hoopoe and the bat" (Lev 11:13, 19).Are bats birds, or is this a s...
by Homeward Bound on Apr 27, 2010

Justly Jealous

How can we say that God is without sin when the Bible clearly describes Him as being given to jealousy (c.f., Ex 20:5)?First we have to distinguish between jealousy and covetousness. We often use those words interchangeably, and the Bible also seems...
by Homeward Bound on Mar 9, 2009

Contradictory Instructions

Do we or don’t we? Do Matt 5:16 and 6:1 contradict each other?“…Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”“Be careful not to do your 'acts of righteousness' before men, to be seen b...
by Homeward Bound on Mar 3, 2009

Doubting Over Details

I’ve been going over a list of Bible “contradictions” and objections that I plan to blog my way through. Most of these can probably be categorized as “taking two verses completely out of context to find a contradiction.” Many would be appro...
by Homeward Bound on Feb 20, 2009

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