Whacked Bible Contradictions: 4
Folks tend to think of the Bible as the go-to source for family values. Seems the Bible is a bit confounding on this topic though.
The Bible says Lot was a righteous man.
II Peter 2:7, “he [God] rescued Lot, a righteous man,”
The Bible also says that Lot got drunk, had sex with his own daughters, and got them both pregnant.
Genesis 19:33-36, “That night they got their father to drink wine, and the older daughter went in and lay with him. He was not aware of it when she lay down or when she got up. The next day the older daughter said to the younger, “Last night I lay with my father. Let’s get him to drink wine again tonight, and you go in and lie with him so we can preserve our family line through our father.” So they got their father to drink wine that night also, and the younger daughter went and lay with him. Again he was not aware of it when she lay down or when she got up. So both of Lot’s daughters became pregnant by their father.”
Now some friends of mine from the South of the U.S. like to make jokes along these lines, but honestly, if any man did this with his daughters, would anyone call him a righteous man?
Enough incest. How about looking instead at attainder?
Exodus 20:5 says that God will punish a child for his father’s sin, “for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me,”.
Ezekiel 18:20 says he won’t, “The soul who sins is the one who will die. The son will not share the guilt of the father, nor will the father share the guilt of the son.”
Lot’s sons would probably have hope that latter passage was right. Oh wait, Lot was righteous… or was he? I’m confused.
And now just to add to the confusion; the Bible tells us:
Psalm 58:10 — “The righteous will be glad when they are avenged, when they bathe their feet in the blood of the wicked.”
Proverbs 24:17 — “Do not gloat when your enemy falls; when he stumbles, do not let your heart rejoice,“
The law can convert us:
Psalm 19:7 — “The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul”
The law can convert us not:
Romans 8:3 — “For what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the sinful nature, God did by sending his own Son”