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[TBC: As we have sought to point out, it is key to examine in context each passage of Scripture purported to be contradictory. Here are some examples of alleged contradictions which greatly rely on the reader being unwilling to "search the scriptures."]

ON THE END OF THE WORLD
"Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom. " -- Matthew:16:28

[Go to chapter 17 for the fulfillment of this prophecy.]

"Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. " -- Luke:21:32-33

[This passage in context is referring to specific prophesied events, which means that the generation referred to will be the one who sees these things come to pass. It is not a reference to the listeners.]

"And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light." -- Romans:13:11-12

[You have to both ignore and stretch the plain meaning of this passage to limit its interpretation to the "end of the world."]

"Be ye also patient; establish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh." -- James:5:8

["Nigh" (or near) is not "immediate." From the perspective of the Lord who views a thousand years as a day, that's "nigh."]

"Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time." -- 1 John:2:18

[There are "many antichrists," but not "the Antichrist." Nevertheless, we can see individuals who indicate that we are indeed in a period of time which shall eventually produce the Antichrist. Again, there is no reference to an immediate fulfillment."]

"But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer." -- 1 Peter:4:7

[This passage in context is discussing Christian conduct in the midst of a perverse world. There are those who "think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot" (verse 4). Peter, however, points out that the end of "all things" (in context the things earlier mentioned) is "at hand." Peter, being a very human individual may have hoped in his heart that "at hand" meant "immediate," but it does not say that. Indeed, in his second epistle Peter pointed out that any delay is because the Lord is "long suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance."]

"These words were written between 1800 and 1900 years ago and were meant to warn and prepare the first Christians for the immediate end of the world. Some words are those supposedly straight out of the mouth of the "Son of God." The world did not end 1800 or 1900 years ago. All that generation passed away without any of the things foretold coming to pass. No amount of prayer brought it about; nor ever so much patience and belief and sober living. The world went on, as usual, indifferent to the spoutings of yet another batch of doomsday prophets with visions of messiahs dancing in their deluded brains. The world, by surviving, makes the above passages contradictions."

http://www.atheists.org/christianity/contradictions.html

[TBC: Regarding the previous paragraph, we have pointed out the errors and failure to impartially read what is written. One could only wish that this same individual would expend as much effort addressing frauds such as evolution.]

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