Q. Why does the Bible contradict itself by saying in one place that God is the “Judge of all the earth” (Gen. 18:25, Ps. 1:6) and yet John 5:22 says that the Father judges no one, Christ is the judge?
25* “Far be it from You to do such a thing, to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous and the wicked are treated alike. Far be it from You! Shall not the Judge of all the earth deal justly?”
6* For the LORD knows the way of the righteous, But the way of the wicked will perish.
22* “For not even the Father judges anyone, but He has given all judgment to the Son,
23* so that all will honor the Son even as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.
10* But you, why do you judge your brother? Or you again, why do you regard your brother with contempt? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God. (Christ in KJV)
11* For it is written, “AS I LIVE, SAYS THE LORD, EVERY KNEE SHALL BOW TO ME, AND EVERY TONGUE SHALL GIVE PRAISE TO GOD.”
12* So then each one of us will give an account of himself to God.
God will judge the world by Jesus Christ. His object in coming to this world was to present himself as the Saviour of all men, he came not to condemn them but to save them. When he comes again a second time it will be for judgment.
1 Thess 1:7-8
7* and to give relief to you who are afflicted and to us as well when the Lord Jesus will be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels in flaming fire,
8* dealing out retribution to those who do not know God and to those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.
Q. Is anger a sin, or not. Eph. 4:26 says, “be angry, but do not sin,” and yet James 1:19 says “the anger of man does not accomplish the righteousness of God.” Which is it?
26* BE ANGRY, AND YET DO NOT SIN; do not let the sun go down on your anger,
27* and do not give the devil an opportunity.
James 1:19 – 22
19* ¶ This you know, my beloved brethren. But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger;
20* for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God.
21* Therefore, putting aside all filthiness and all that remains of wickedness, in humility receive the word implanted, which is able to save your souls.
22* But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves.
Paul is NOT saying that it’s a good idea, or that it is OK to be angry, he is saying “even though you are angry, do not sin.” There is a tendency for angry people to do sinful things. There is a normal, natural emotion of anger when one has been the subject of meanness, or injustice, which may, within certain limits be indulged in without sin. It is important for the Christian to discharge anger without sinning.
Q. About the apparent differences between the number of priests and solders, etc, between First and Second Kings and First and Second Chronicles.
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