Bible’s full of contradictions’ -
me one’ -
follows the ‘debate’!
‘contradictions’ usually concern different ideas or approaches. When Daniel
prayed in front of open windows. He was not condemned. Yet Jesus says,
…when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who
Matthew 66 How
can Jesus say one thing, and a great Bible hero get away with doing more or
less the opposite.
Daniel doing? His windows were open towards Jerusalem to remind him of God’s
holy temple there - the centre of his faith. As an exile in Babylon, Daniel
remained faithful to God – praying quietly in his own place.
comments concern not making a fuss and show of personal prayer. Not everybody
has their own room with a door to close. But they may still pray – privately.
no contradiction at all. That’s the way it is with God’s Word. Maybe it’s
the way we read it. How do you think of the Bible? As a dusty old tome, as
an out of date rule book, as a communication from someone who loves you –
enough to die for you – so worth fathoming?