Genesis 22: 2: A Contradiction In The Bible

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Over the course of history, many have struggled to accept the Holy Bible due to the belief of many contradictions within it. A contradiction is a series of ideas or statements that are opposed to each other at the same time or in the same sense. Many alleged contradictions exist solely because the writers of the Gospel are more like painters than photographers since the Bible was written in their own perspectives. Genesis 22:2 contains one of the many contradictions in the Bible. In this passage, God instructs Abraham to sacrifice his son on the altar, but yet God also forbids human sacrifice. One must understand the context of this passage to prove the nonexistence of this contradiction. Genesis 22:2 is not a contradiction in the Bible because of the context, faith and the love of God.…show more content…
In Genesis 12, Abraham had a hard life and God had asked him to leave his home in return for land, decedents and a relationship with Him. Additionally, Abraham and his wife Sarah were too old and had no one to succeed the family, but he continued to press on in the name of God. When Abraham finally reached the promised land, his wife gave birth to Isaac as God promised. One day, Abraham’s life suddenly took a change as God said “Take your son, your only son, whom you love—Isaac—and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you” (Genesis 22:2 NIV). Despite this gruesome demand by God, Abraham continued to carry out God’s request and was willing to sacrifice Isaac. When Abraham was on the verge of sacrificing his son, an angel appeared before him and stopped him. He has passed the test of obedience because Abraham had proven that he had placed his trust in God by even willing to sacrifice his own
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