You may have heard the old argument about “Bible contradictions.” This argument has of course been shot full of holes, answered, and refuted thousands of times. But since the New Atheism movement likes to take old arguments and make them sound and look new (i.e. cool charts, angry blog rants, and scholarly sounding arguments), people are still running around (like my Profs at school) thinking they have figured out the ultimate argument against the Bible. Most recently, Sam Harris and Fast Company have made a chart about Bible contradictions. But anybody with a little sagacity can see that it is a old argument with a new skin.
Chart on Bible Contradictions (439 lines)…
Infografic on Bible cross-references (over 60,000 lines).
“This cross-reference chart does not prove the Bible is not filled with contradictions, but it is a graphic representation of the unity, harmony, and consistency of the Bible.”
Here are some helpful resources if you want to refute the Bible contradiction argument, or here are some things to think about Bible naysayers:
The Bible is Very Consistent By Justin Holcomb
Why Fast Company and Sam Harris Need to do Their Homework By Justin Holcomb
Ignorance is more concerning than religion By Simon Smart (Not directly about this issue, but good thoughts)
A Little Thing Called Context By Doug Wilson