I happened this morning upon an interesting post written by a Muslim against the Bible on the “Islam and Christianity Debate Group,” a post which reads as follows:
ONE LIE IS WHAT IT TAKES FOR PEOPLE TO LOSE INTEREST IN YOU, and No Longer Can I get Any Interest In The Book That Makes All These Lies!
“AHAZIAH WAS 42 YEARS OLD WHEN HE BEGAN TO REIGN, AND HE REIGNED ONE YEAR IN Jerusalem. 2 Chronicles 22:2.”
“AHAZIAH WAS 22 YEARS OLD WHEN HE BEGAN TO REIGN, AND HE REIGNED ONE YEAR IN JERUSALEM! 2 Kings 8:26.”
Truly, We Would be Bible Believers Today, BUT WHO WOULD BE THERE SPINNING BECAUSE HE IS DEFENDING THESE FAT LIES??
We Are Told that When Jesus Was Effacing, he Told his Disciples To
“Go and teach ALL NATIONS, BAPTISING THEM IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, And Of THE SON, And Of the Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:19.”
And The Demented Man, Who Spoke Whatever he Dreamt, And Spoke Only Nuisance, 2 Corinthians 11:17, 1 Corinth 7:6, 25, Daniel 7:27, Etc,
“FOR JESUS SENT ME NOT TO BAPTISE, BUT TO PREACH THE GOSPEL! 1 Corinthians 1:17.”
If Jesus Told The Rest to GO BAPTISING, HOW WOULD HE TELL ONLY THE RAVENOUS WOLF aka SAUL, Genesis 49:27, To NOT TO BAPTISE??
And How Did Those He Preached to EMBRACED CHRISTIANITY WHEN EVERY ENTRANT INTO IT MUST OUGHT TO BE BAPTISED FIRST AS A FUNDAMENTAL TENET????
You Just Wonder!
WAS AHAZIAH 42 YEARS, OR 22 YEARS, when He began to Reign??
Brother Sidi Ought NOT TO MISS THIS POST! I am almost Getting Tired of these Lies!!
Hope This Isn’t A Serious Matter!
MAY ALLAH BE PLEASED WITH YOU BROTHER AKBAR SIDI. You Did A great Work by Relaying All the Infos about these Lies Dear!
There are no lies in the Bible, unless it records truthfully the lies of others. 2 Kings 8:26 gives the correct age of Ahaziah as 22 years. The passage in 2 Chronicles 22:2 contains a transcription error. [See the explanatory note in The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge]
If 2 Chronicles 22:2 were the correct reading, that would make Ahaziah 2 years older than his father!
Let it be clearly understood that when a supposed error in the Bible can be answered rationally and factually so as to provide a clear resolution, bringing up such a supposed error is actually dishonest. These questions have been investigated and fully answered by scholars before.
And as for Paul stating it was not his commission to baptize, but to preach the Gospel, it is clear that converts under the ministry of Paul most certainly were baptized, but he had fellow workers in his ministry who performed the actual baptisms most of the time. Paul was thankful that he himself had not personally performed very many baptisms in Corinth because that would have contributed to the divisions that were forming there, and Paul’s goal was Christian unity.
So once again, your objection or criticism is not sustained upon a more careful reading of the context in the whole of Scripture.
May I gently suggest as a now retired former English teacher that those who would suppose they can find and support the notion of contradictions in the Bible first take care that they have thoroughly done their homework first!