An angel
2 The angel of the LORD appeared to him in a blazing fire from the midst of a bush; and he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, yet the bush was not consumed.
NASB  Exodus 3:2

35 This Moses whom they disowned, saying, ‘WHO MADE YOU A RULER AND A JUDGE?’ is the one whom God sent to be both a ruler and a deliverer with the help of the angel who appeared to him in the thorn bush.
NASB  Acts 7:35

4 When the LORD saw that he turned aside to look, God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, ‘Moses, Moses!’ And he said, ‘Here I am.’
NASB  Exodus 3:4

26 But regarding the fact that the dead rise again, have you not read in the book of Moses, in the passage about the burning bush, how God spoke to him, saying, ‘I AM THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, AND THE GOD OF ISAAC, and the God of Jacob’?
NASB  Mark 12:26

SAB Contradiction 80

Supposed Bible Contradiction

In the above quoted Bible verses we are supposedly confronted with a BIG problem. Was it God or an angel that appeared to Moses? What was it? Or was it both? But that seems an impossibility as God Almighty has his throne in heaven, doesn’t he? Well, what can we say?

An angel!

It is said in Hebrews 1:
Verse 5: For to which of the angels did He ever say, ‘You are my Son?’
Verse 7: And of the angels He says, ‘who makes his angels winds, and his ministers a flame of fire.’

From these verses two things become very clear that:
1. Jesus wasn’t an angel, nor was an angel ever the Son.
2. Angels could appear as a fire flame; not a normal one, but a spiritual fire flame as in Moses’ case the bush didn’t burn down.
Indeed Moses saw an angel in the form of a fire in the burning bush.


It is said in John 1:
Verse 1 and 2: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.
Verse 14: And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, …

From these verses we learn that:
1. The spoken Word of God is the Messiah, whether it was on the lips of angles or men.
2. This Word (the Messiah) was near God and He is God.
Indeed Moses heard a divine voice that spoke to him. There he met the Messiah, without knowing it. He knew it was God who was speaking to him as he heard: ‘I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.’ Moses believed that God who spoke to him, was there in the bush. He believed and he was justified in that faith. Later on would be revealed that the Word was God: the Messiah himself.
Indeed God appeared to Moses in the burning bush in the spoken words.


I realize that the sceptics of the Bible may shrug their shoulders about what they would call nonsense, due to the fact that they are not able to understand the wideness of God. From a human point of view, it is not understandable, but from a divine point of view it is so easy to understand. Their only knowledge about God is that he doesn’t exist. For Christians it is a fantastic knowledge that the Messiah is the Word and that He is God.

Example of Paul

Paul, the apostle, never quoted a saying of Jesus in his letters (except where he had to explain the words of Jesus concerning the last supper – 1 Corinthians 11:24-25). In his letters he taught the Christian churches by quoting the Old Testament. For him the Old Testament was GOSPEL: revelation of the Word, the Messiah. 
The example of Paul shows the phenomenal meaning of the Old Testament for the Christian in past and present: a thorough encounter with the Messiah, with God.

No Bible Contradiction