Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Three Mistakes in The Bible

Mistake #1 (He said, She said)

Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did value; And gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord appointed me. Matthew 27:9-10
This is a big mistake. If God had told the author of Matthew what to write, he should have at least informed him of the right prophet. The prophecy does indeed appear in the old testament, but it's not in Jeremiah. It's in Zechariah.
And I said unto them, If ye think good, give me my price; and if not, forbear. So they weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver. And the LORD said unto me, Cast it unto the potter: a goodly price that I was prised at of them. And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and cast them to the potter in the house of the LORD. Zechariah 11:12-13

Mistake #2 (DIY Genetic Engineering)

And Jacob took him rods of green poplar, and of the hazel and chesnut tree; and pilled white strakes in them, and made the white appear which was in the rods. And he set the rods which he had pilled before the flocks in the gutters in the watering troughs when the flocks came to drink, that they should conceive when they came to drink. And the flocks conceived before the rods, and brought forth cattle ringstraked, speckled, and spotted. Genesis 30:37-39
Try that at home and see if it works. Science knows quite a bit about genetic traits. Enough to know that puting striped posts around your cows won't make them give birth to striped calves.

Mistake #3 (More than one way to die in The Field of Blood!)

And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself. And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood. And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in. Wherefore that field was called, The field of blood, unto this day. Matthew 27:5-8
Judas hangs himself and dies. The preists do not want to keep the money because two men died because of it. They instead buy a field from a potter to bury strangers in. It's called the Field of Blood!
Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus. For he was numbered with us, and had obtained part of this ministry. Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out. And it was known unto all the dwellers at Jerusalem; insomuch as that field is called in their proper tongue, Aceldama, that is to say, The field of blood. Acts 1:16-19
Judas was counted among the disciples. He betrayed Jesus for 30 bucks. He bought the potters field with his ill gotten money. He was walking in the field one day and he fell and all his internal organs spilled out. That's why they call it the Field of Blood! Mwahahaha!

Ok, which story do I believe? Neither.

7 comments:

dale said...

Very well done!

bibleblunders said...

Those are some good Bible contradictions. When I first started looking into it, I was absolutely amazed at the number of contradictions I found. I thought maybe there'd be a couple dozen or so, but in the New Testament alone there seems to be at least one in every chapter. Check out www.bibleblunders.com for some more good ones.

cl said...

Hi there Robert, hope you don't mind some questions I have.

I define a contradiction as (x) = (-x), and I do not think that error is an intrinsic property of contradiction.

You said,

He was walking in the field one day and he fell and all his internal organs spilled out.

I don't have alot of time, but would like to briefly mention why I think #3 fails here. First off, you added words that do not not exist in the verses as you quote them. Your argument is subtitled, "More than one way to die in The Field of Blood", so I'm assuming that's the crux of your argument here in #3. But where in the pertinent verse from Acts that you quote does it state or imply that Judas was "walking through the field" as you contend? Further, it seems perfectly reasonable to me that after Judas hung himself, by several possible ways he could have ended up falling headlong from his hanging. At any rate, I really am interested in why you felt the liberty to add the bit about, "walking in the field."

Also, normally, people don't die and have their intestines burst and spill out from a ground-level fall as sustained when one is walking, do they? So the text seems to indicate that Judas fell from at least a reasonable degree of height, no? Then, are you implying Judas fell off a cliff? If so, where is the justification in the original evidence?

I'd be willing to continue the discussion once I can understand your reasoning for including the bit about walking through the field, which appears nowhere in the provided evidence.

cl said...

The author adds to scripture and doesn't explain why. I'm left to wonder, Do you not have any evidence? I'll check back again.

Anonymous said...

cl:

(quoting)
Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out.


His "walking" part was outside of his bible quote part. However, this part of the passage does imply that he was walking (or at least standing) in the field which he (Judas) purchased.

I imagine, if he was standing in the middle of the field, he had to walk to get there.

Anonymous said...

But then again, why should the bible be clear and concise? It is OUR ONLY PATH TO SALVATION, yes? We SHOULD have to riddle out the meaning of every last passage.

I think you're entitled to stone me to death for this comment.

cl said...

Anonymous,

You said, "[Robert's] "walking" part was outside of his bible quote part. However, this part of the passage does imply that he was walking (or at least standing) in the field which he (Judas) purchased."

I disagree that we can infer walking or standing, and my main point was that as with science, introducing that which we've fancied only in our own minds is almost always disastrous to the truth of any matter.

I don't believe it's plausible that Judas fell headlong standing up so that his guts could burst. Guts bursting from a fall is more consistent with a dead body. Whales and seals do this frequently.