So awhile back I posted a Thread asking for people to point out any logical flaws within the Bible. I quit replying on the thread, because enlightend1
posted what was one of the most challenging contradiction anyone has brought up in the Bible. I plan to read the post and reply to ones that really
peak my interest with a post and the person the comment came from in parentheses as I have here. I took time to study the verse with the rest of
Scripture to see if I was missing some of the meaning, and this is the conclusion I came to.
Romans 13 talks about submitting to the authorities, because God put them in place. As I studied the Scripture, I came across John 19. In John 19,
Pilate speaks to Jesus and ask him "Whence art thou?" And Jesus gave him no response, at which Pilate tells Jesus he has the power to crucify or
release him. Jesus responds by saying, "Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above: therefore he hat that
delivered me unto thee hath the greater sin." There are two things we must realize about the God of the Bible. He is the Creator of all things,
invisible and visible (Colossians 1:16). Logically, we must conclude that God has a hand in the creation of evil, but I believe it is more correct to
say that God created the potential for evil. It is also interesting to note, that Colossians not only says that all things are made by him, but for
him. This means that that potential for evil must serve some kind of purpose for him. I believe that the reason God did this is to give humans choice.
If this did not exist, then there would be no meaning to our choosing to align ourselves with God, because there really wouldn't be another option.
Secondly, Satan is the god of the world(2 Cor. 4:4), however God allows this of Satan, and he is only given that power because God gave it to Him.
This is illustrated not only in Job when Satan must ask Gods permission to tempt Job, but also in Luke 4:6 in which Satan says, " I will give you all
and splendor, for it has been given to me, and I can give it to anyone I want." The logical response of Jesus would have been
to dispute Satan if it were not true. Romans 13 talks about submitting to the authorities as Law Enforcers, because that is what God has ordained
them as. This is why Jesus tells Pilate his power to pass judgement on a matter of law was given by God(Jesus came to die so it would make since that
God sent him to Pilate, a person who would have the sacrifice preformed even though that is an evil choice[ choice of evil working for his purpose]).
So while God may ordain the authorities that pass Judgement on things like trial and what is to be made Law it is important to remember that God
allows Satan to own ALL AUTHORITY of the Earth. So if Satan chooses to tempt a leader into doing something that God told him not to it is up to the
Leader to choose which path to take. According to prophecy our world leaders will choose to lead us into evil. This being a conspiracy website I
believe most of you can see that happening already. Many of our political leaders and celebrities are said to be Theistic Satanist.
Now lets look at Ephesians 6:12, and see if it actually contradicts Romans 13.
12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against
the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
Now, with everything that I have pointed out above I see no contradiction here, and to see why we will have to look at verse 11.
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
In context, this passage is talking about putting on the armour of God, to resist the devil. We know from Luke that Satan has power to give authority
to anyone he pleases on earth. I can name one person right off the bat, because his plan was obvious. Hitler. Satan's sole purpose is to make God
wrong. If God's wrong then he is not God. At first, he attempted to stop the Messiah from being born by corrupting our DNA creating nephlim, or stop
the Messiah from being born by having certain rulers order the deaths of babies, or by an idol that required child sacrifice. He failed at this, so
his next logical step would be to destroy the Jews. If the Jews do not exist certain prophecies can never come true. Hitler was appointed to govern
laws by God I have no problem accepting that. However he chose to disobey God's commandments, and chose evil just like other rulers in the past.
However, what always happens to those rulers in the Bible? They lose a war and their country or city completely destroyed. Tyre is an example. I do
not think it coincidence that the Nations United against Germany.
This is the honest conclusion that I came to through study of Scripture. I do not see a contradiction unless you remove other parts of the
edit on 22-2-2014 by ServantOfTheLamb because: Typo