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Moral ‘contradictions’

The Problem All theologians accept that man has free will in many matters, but in several matters there is no free will. I am free to choose my style in clothing, or whether I travel by train or by car. The question is: Am I free to not sin?
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Biblical chaos? It is an ancient riddle: how is it possible that God brought David to sin by numbering the people of Israel? Isn’t God the Good shepherd of his people who protects his children from evil? Why than did he bring this evil on David? And to make the “Biblical chaos” complete, a parallel passage says that it was not God but the devil who caused David to sin. What now?
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The critic has found only two texts in the entire New Testament to sustain his thesis that a complete family will be saved if the head of the family believes. Isn’t that a little bit meagre? The more as we read all over the New Testament that belief is an individual necessity to be saved.
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A seeming Bible Contradiction? Who was responsible for Pharaoh’s behaviour? Was it God with his plagues? Or was it Pharaoh himself?
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This text seems to contradict God’s holy and good character. How can the Bible contain such terrible judgements? It seems as if people are praised for killing children in a horrible way: by smashing them against the rocks. How dreadful, the illustrated event as well as the apparent divine approval for such bestial behaviour.
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It is clear that Jim is a good man and that he cannot stand that God is not always good, isn’t it? It sounds okay, but unfortunately Jim is a little bit naïve. He doesn’t take into account that many transgressions of the Israelites had to do with the other religions of the neighboring people. In fact the old religions of the Canaanites came up again and again in Israel.
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Jephthah had made a promise to offer as a burnt offering whatever came out of his house, if he returned from war as a victor. When he returned, the person, who came up to him out of the door of his house, was his only child, his beloved daughter. Did he really sacrifice her?
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