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Do The Gospels Contradict

The four Gospels telling of the death and resurrection of Jesus are contradicting themselves. How will that be a guarentee for believers?

Moderator - You may want to reread the accounts as they compliment each.

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The Bible never contradicts itself. The gospels are told from four different viewpoints, but they are all consistent with each other.
---ralph on 5/14/08

No, they do not contradict. Nothing in God's Word contradicts. His Word is perfect.
---Helen_5378 on 6/15/07

greetings.for Bruce.From one man to another?From a father to his son?From a mother to her daughter?Does our God who loves tenderly and mercifully elects to punish and torture his son who is innocent of transgression so to please his father and stay the flow of wrath to come if his demands of torture and death was not satisfied?Would it be righteous judgement to publically display the transgressor and crucify him rather than having displaced anger?Is repentance pleasing to God or is sacrifice?
---earl on 1/3/07

From who to who?
---Bruce5656 on 1/2/07

greetings.for Bruce .My question is very ,very specific.Is sin transferable?
---earl on 1/2/07

Four different witnesses, four different writers, four different viewpoints, some more detailed in different areas, same results, NO PROBLEM! Rabbi Shaul/Apostle Paul? Acts 8:1-3, 9:1-*15,16-25, Gal.1:1, Eph.1:1, 11:13.
---bob6749_[Elishama] on 1/2/07

Please be more specific in your question.
---Bruce5656 on 1/1/07

greetings.for Bruce.Is sin transferable?
---earl on 1/1/07

Paul's gospel is "his" gospel just as my gospel as it is the gospel of anyone who believes "that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures" 1 Cor 15:3

Paul principly refered to the gospel (over 50 times) and "my" gospel only three times.
---Bruce5656 on 1/1/07

greetings.for Bruce .Then why did Paul claim he was giving his gospel? .There is a difference.If there was not a difference then Paul would not have said 'his'.
---earl on 1/1/07

The word Gospel simply means "good news" Paul's "good news" was no different than that of Matthew, Mark, Luke or John. There is not five or four Gospels, there is only one.
---Bruce5656 on 12/31/06

I agree with the Moderator.
---Eloy on 12/31/06

greetings,By closer examination there are five gospels.consider;Ro.2.16,16.25:2Tim.2.8.There is Jesus' gospel and there is Paul's.
---earl on 12/31/06

If you find a valid contradition anywhere in a bible translated from the original inspired writings, you may as well throw your entire bible away!
---bob6749_[Elishama] on 12/30/06

The Gospel of Jesus Christ never ever contradict itself. Its we humans who wrongly interpret and contradict it. God is a God or order not of confusion.
---mmadm on 10/24/06

They don't really contridict. Each gospel account were written to different readers. That may give you appereance of contridictions. For example: The gospel of Mt. was written from a Jewish view, The Gospel of Mark was written so Romans would understand it, The Gospel of Luke was written so gentiles would understand it and the Gospel of John is universal.
---wivv on 10/23/06

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Sorry phil but there are no technical contradictions, the fact that he was not an eye witness is irrelovant as all scripture is Spirit Breathed. There are no problems with sequence of events, or who participated
Please tell what events did he misinterpret, and what practice? Also where does it say Luke was not writing as an eyewitness. Really looking forward to hearing from you.
---Toby on 10/19/06

There are technical contradictions but they are minor and theologically unimportant. For example Luke is not writing as an eyewitness in his gospel. His accounts are based on what has been told to him by others and they are multi-handed. He has problems with sequence of events and who participated in specific events. Likewise he is writing from a Gentile prospective and misinterprets the reason for certain events & practices. He is more accurate in latter Acts where he is an eye witness.
---Phil_the_Elder on 10/18/06

The Bible never contradicts itself. The four gospels are given by four different eyewitnesses, so some are more detailed than others. If you ask the Holy Spirit, he will guide you in the truth in understanding these scriptures!
---sam on 10/18/06

greetings,in addition,it is interesting to note when paralelling who the first four apostles were,one will find an interesting answer.
---earl on 10/17/06

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The Gospels on the events, of the ress. do appear to contradict each other.1 Thes5:21 says we must find the answers which r there. The key. Many sequences of events with several people going to the tomb more than once and seeing diff things & each journey over 1/2 mile. Mary the first to witness him alive (twice), Peter was much later in the day, though most if not all disciples were told and believed He had risen. It is important for us to know these events exactly, or it would not be in scripture.
---Toby on 10/17/06

Tom2 ... No-one here is disagreeing with what you said.
---alan8869_of_UK on 9/18/06

I will say again. all 4 gospels tell who he was, why he came,that he was crucified and rose on the third day.What ever else may be read into these gospels too me is of no merit,or importance.God does NOT contradict himself,men just love to raise questions.the facts I have stated are the ones that matter,anything else to a believer means little.
---tom2 on 9/17/06

Paul in I Cor 15:5, appears to disagree with Matthew and Mark that resurrected Jesus appeared first to women, then the disciples. But Paul wasn't attempting to create a whole list of persons. He mentions Peter and the disciples since they were the important ones for his purposes. The testimony of women was not considered reliable, for legal purposes, in that day.

Such varied accounts, in fact, make the Scriptures even more believable to me. The writers obviously didn't collaborate.
---Donna2277 on 9/17/06

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Many apparent contradictions are not actually contradictions at all.Matthew and Mark mention only one angel at the tomb of Jesus, whereas Luke and John refer to two. There is no conflict if there were two angels but Matthew and Mark mention only the one who spoke.

"Contradictions" are usually sought out by those who seek to discredit the Bible. But a little more careful reading usually resolves the difficulty.
---Donna2277 on 9/17/06

wiz... The four gospels were not only written by different men from different places but in different time frames. These 4 accounts of Jesus's life do differ in the same way 4 photos of the same person will differ. These "differences" should NOT make us question the guarantee. They in-fact reveal promised truths. Ask any legal consult if they trust 4 exact testimonies as truth? The miracle is that they are so very revealing of the life of Christ from 4 dimensions.
---mikefl on 9/17/06

Wizard, have you found seeming contradictions yourself or has someone told you that there are contradicitions? If you think you have spotted some please tell us so that we can comment, if you have just been told this, ask the person who told you where they are and then get back to us please.
---M.P. on 9/17/06

Anytime something seems to contradict something else in the word I have taken that to the Lord in prayer, and asked HIM for revelation, since it is His infallible word. He desires that we seek the truth and not misintrepret His word. He's been and is and will be faithful to teach me in His word.
---Christina on 9/17/06

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I agree with the Moderator. Each follower of Christ has given their witness. And if you would research the original Greek and Aramaic (Syriac) scriptures at those places that seem to contradict in the English translations, then you should not find any contradictions.
---Eloy on 9/17/06

#3 John - The color blue - Jesus is viewed as heavenly being, He came from heaven and went back to heaven - the face of the eagle, it soars thru the blue heavenlies.

This accounts to much of the differences in the account of the death, burial, and ressurection of Christ.
---Debbie on 9/17/06

#2 Matthew - It is the color purple which is a royal, regal color - Matthew portrays Jesus as the mighty King, the Lion of Judah or the face of the Lion.

Mark - It is scarlet or red, the color of the blood - Jesus is seen as the faithful servant unto His death on the cross - the face of the ox, an animal of service.

Luke - The color white - Jesus is viewed as a man, sinless and pure in every respect - the face of the man.
---Debbie on 9/17/06

#1 Each of the four gospels reveal a different aspect of Christ Character. The veil at the entrance to the Holy of Holies was made of white linen, it had embroidery work of blue, purple and scarlet. It also had cherubim which had the faces of a lion, an ox,a man, and an eagle. In each of the gospels you can see one of these colors and one of these faces.
---Debbie on 9/17/06

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I have never noticed any contradiction.
These books were written by 4 different men, three of whom saw the events from different points, and noticed particular things, and one, Luke, wrote from what he had been told & researched. They wrote many years after the event, and after full lives of evangelism. Is it so strange that their individual memories differ in small detail?
---alan8869_of_UK on 9/17/06

Gospel writers are presenting material from their personal prospectives, Each presenting information from an individual framework of knowledge and relating information that they individually considered important. Luke's accounts are theologically excellent, since he was not an eye witness [writing from hear say accounts of others] to the events he describes is less accurate with respect to sequence of events, who was there, and as a Gentile can not wright from a Jewish historical or cultural prospective.
---Phil_the_Elder on 9/17/06

they all say he was crucified, and was resurrected,wheres the contradiction ?
---tom2 on 9/17/06

A standard exercise in law enforcement acadamies is to have two people burst into the class and perform a staged violent incident.
The cadets are then instructed to write down what they saw. No two accounts will totally agree.
What do all the Gospels--as well as references elsewhere in the NT--all agree on? That Jesus Christ rose from the dead in the flesh.
---Jack on 9/17/06

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