Jun 10, 2011
59 Are there no contradictions in Bible anywhere
Believer says: The Bible never contradicts itself anywhere.
But skeptic says: That isn’t so. For example, there’s Psalm 14. First it says ...
All men are corrupt
Psalm 14:2 The LORD looks down from heaven on the sons of men to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God. 3 All have turned aside, they have together become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one.
But then it says there are righteous men
Psalm 14:5 God is present in the company of the righteous.
Recap: I don't understand how “all men have turned aside” while some men are righteous at the same time. Apologists might say it’s a hyperbole--that is we shouldn't take it literally that all have turned aside and some are righteous. They make excuses for the text; they rephrase it and make it say things. The verses in question are in opposition to each other if someone doesn't reword them.
Examples on my other blog: