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God destroys

   all mankind ( Genesis chapters 6 and 7 )

   Sodom and Gomorrah ( Genesis chapter 19 )

   Her and Onan, sons of Juda ( Genesis 38:7-10 )

   the first born of Egypt ( Exodus chapter 12 )

   3,000 men ( Exodus 32:27-29 ) [all Israelites whom God freed from Egypt]

   Aaron’s sons Nadav and Avihu ( Leviticus 10:1-2 )

   a man who “broke the sabbath” ( Numbers 15:32-36 )

   Korah’s men ( Numbers 16:32 )

   “much of Israel” by “firey serpents” ( Numbers 21:6 )

   the Midianites ( Numbers chapter 31 )

   “many nations before thee” ( Deuteronomy 7:1 )

   the cities of Admah and Zeboiin ( Deuteronomy 29:23-24 )

   the Azotians ( 1 Samuel 5:6 )

   more than 50,000 Bethsamites ( 1 Samuel 6:19 )

   Nabal who was “struck, and he died” ( 1 Samuel 25:38 )

   100 soldiers by fire ( 2 Samuel 1:10-12)

   Oza for touching the Ark of the Covenant ( 2 Samuel 6:6-7 )

   the house of Ahab ( 2 Kings chapter 10 )

   100 soldiers by raining fire upon them ( 2 Kings 1:10-12 )

   185,000 Assyrian soldiers ( an angel was sent to kill them, 2 Kings 19:35 - Isaiah 37:36 - 2 Macabees 15:22)

   an unknown number of "idolaters", men, women, and children, all Jews ( Ezekiel chapter 9)

 

God helps David provide the most outrageous dowry

In the book of 1 Kings, it reads in chapter 18 that king Saul wanted to rid himself of David. So, Saul devised a plan, which was that in order for David to marry Saul’s daughter Michah, David had to provide Saul with 100 foreskins taken from Philistines. Saul concocted this scheme with the thought that David would be killed in his attempt to obtain the foreskins, and, thus, Saul would be rid of him. But, David returned with 200 foreskins (verse 27), and “Saul saw and understood that the Lord was with David. ” (verse 28). [Later, David said it was only 100 foreskins ( 2 Samuel 3:14 ) ]

 

God leaves nations so the Israelites can learn war --- ( Judges 3:1-3 )

 

God needs tithes --- Leviticus 27:30-34 - Numbers 18:24-28 - Deuteronomy 12:6-11 14:22-28 - 2 Chronicles 31:12 - Nehemiah 10:37-38 - Amos 4:4 - Malachi 3:8 - Hebrews 7:4-10

 

God sends evil spirits --- 1 Samuel 16:14-16 16:23 18:10 19:9 - 1 Samuel 18:10 - Judges 9:23 

 

Contradictions, Inconsistencies, and Oddities :

 

In the book of Genesis

chapter 1   on day 1, God creates heaven, earth, light, day, night

     on day 2, God creates the sky

     on day 3, God creates the dry land, vegetation, and trees

     on day 4, God creates the sun, the moon, and the stars

     on day 5, God creates living creatures of the sky and sea

     on day 6, God creates living creatures of the earth, and mankind, male and female

     on day 7, God rests.

BUT

In chapter 2    In the day that God made the earth and the heavens [that is, day one as given in chapter 1]

     God creates man from the slime of the earth

     God plants a garden in Eden, and places the man there

     In the garden, there is a tree of life and a tree of knowledge

     Man cannot eat from the tree of knowledge, or else he will die on the day he eats the fruit

     God creates every animal and bird

     God puts the man to sleep, takes a rib from the man, and creates a woman

[There is no way to reconcile these two chapters. When the expression “… to make man to our image …” was used, how was that act possible given that god is a spirit, and has no image?. There is an additional difficulty, namely that Genesis 1:26 God says “Let us make man to our image and likeness”, but in verse 27 it reads “And God created man to his own image”; first, a plural God, then a singular God. The vacillation between a plural and a singular God occurs frequently in the Bible.]

 

In the book of Genesis chapter 2

In verse 17, it reads “But of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat. For in whatsoever day thou shalt eat of it, thou shalt die the death.

BUT

In chapter 3, when God discovered their sin, He reneged on his threat that they would “die the death”. So the serpent spoke the truth.

 

In the book of Genesis chapter 3

A serpent denies that Eve will die “the death” if she eats the forbidden fruit (verse 4) [Serpents do not talk, therefore, this passage is figurative, not literal.]

Eve ate the fruit, and then gave it to her husband, who also ate the fruit (verse 6) [So, it was Eve, not the serpent, who convinced Adam to eat the fruit.]

BUT

God reneges on his threat, changes the death penalty to a life of pain and work, and makes garments for them (verses 16-21).

In verse 8, it reads “Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the LORD God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day,” [This passage can only be figurative since God is a spirit.]

In verse 9, it reads “But the LORD God called to the man, "Where are you?" [One of the attributes we assign to God is omnipresence. If this concept is true, then God’s question is difficult to understand in literal terms, as it is impossible to “hide” from an omnipresent God.] 

In verse 10, it reads, “He answered, "I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid." [One cannot hide from an omnipresent God.]

In verse 11, it reads “And he said, "Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?"

In verse 12, it reads “The man said, "The woman you put here with me—she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it."

In verse 13, it reads “Then the LORD God said to the woman, "What is this you have done?" The woman said, "The serpent deceived me, and I ate." [One of the attributes we assign to God is omniscience, in which case there was no need for the questions. Further, the serpent spoke the truth, as God reneged on His threat, and Adam and Eve did not "die the death." So, there was no deception. ]  

In verse 14, it reads “So the LORD God said to the serpent, "Because you have done this, Cursed are you above all the livestock and all the wild animals! You will crawl on your belly, and you will eat dust all the days of your life.” [This passage is figurative, not literal. All snakes are carnivores, and none eat dust. The implication here is that prior to the curse, the serpent moved in a manner other than crawling, otherwise there would be no point in making the serpent “crawl on your belly”.]  

In verse 16, it reads “To the woman he said, "I will greatly increase your pains in childbearing; with pain you will give birth to children.” [Up to this point, there is no mention that Eve bore any children. However, the implication is clear that she did bear children, otherwise an “increase” in the “pains of childbearing” would have no meaning.”]  

In verse 19, it reads “By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return."

BUT

In Genesis chapter 1, there is no mention of the material from which man was made. Verse 1:27 reads And God created man to his own image; to the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” In Genesis chapter 2, it reads that “And God formed man of the slime of the earth: and breathed into his face the breath of life, and man became a living soul. [That Adam was made from “the slime of the earth” was repeated in Tobias 8:8. Eve was made from a rib, neither slime nor dust.

In verse 21, it reads “The LORD God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them.” [Why does God renege on his threat that they will “die the death”? Why does God make garments for them? Clearly, God did not rescind the knowledge of good and evil.]  

In verse 22, it reads “And the LORD God said, "The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil.” [What is meant by the word “us”? Clearly, this passage meant that Adam had become ‘godlike’, because he knew the difference between good and evil.]  

In verse 24, it reads “After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life.” [If guarding the tree was so important, why did God leave it unprotected? Furthermore, since Adam and Ever were the only people on Earth, against whom was the angel protecting the tree?]

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