Wicked men and women have tried to prove for centuries that the bible is filled with mistakes and contradictions. The bible instructs us that God’s Word is perfect, tried, and true (Ps 18:30 f; Ps 19:7). Paul said that his epistles did not say both yes and no (2 Cor 1:17). In other words, God’s Word does not contradict itself.
The Bible does not teach that God’s Word is all sufficient (2 Tim. 3:16, 17), and at the same time authorize human creeds. The two concepts are not compatible. If a human creed is necessary, the Bible is not all sufficient. But if the Bible is sufficient, the human creed is unnecessary.
The Bible does not teach that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and then teach some one else that he was nothing more than a good and perfect man. The two concepts are irreconcilable. Jesus claimed to be the Son of God (Matt. 26:63, 64 f; John 19:7). If He is not the Son of God, He therefore made a false claim and one who makes a false claim cannot be even a good man, much less a perfect man.
The Bible does not teach that salvation is by faith only, and then teach another person that salvation is by faith plus works of obedience (Jam. 2:21, 22). The two positions are incompatible. For if salvation is by faith only, then everything but faith is excluded. But if salvation is by a working faith (Gal. 5:6), then it is not by faith only.
The Bible does not teach that faith plus baptism results in salvation, (Mark 16:16) and then teach some one else that faith minus baptism results in salvation. The two positions contradict each another.
The Bible does not teach women are to be silent in all churches, and then say women can teach women and children in other churches (1 Cor 14:33-40). If women can teach women and children in the church, then they certainly can speak and not be silent. However, if women are truly prohibited from being speakers and commanded to remain silent in the assembly, then they are to be silent in all such matters. Thus, they can’t teach, preach, lead singing, and lead prayers.
If a woman can preach outside of the assembly, then they could be evangelists, even as Paul who taught both men and women from city to city. However, if women were prohibited from teaching or taking leadership over any man, then they cannot be preachers of men outside of the assembly (1 Tim 2:11-14). Thus, the account of Priscilla and her husband Aquila being co-preachers is a direct contradiction of Paul’s instruction to Timothy. Yes, outside of the assembly aged women can teach younger women to love their family, obey their husband, and be chaste keepers at home, and teach their own children without any contradiction (Tit 2:3-5). However, to be preachers of God’s Word is a direct contradiction of God’s holy Word.
The bible commands Christians to sing and make melody in their heart to the Lord (Eph 5:19). If the church can use instrumental music, then the bible contradicts itself. If the church is making melody using instruments of music for the ears of man, then they are not making melody in their hearts to the Lord.
The Bible teaches that Christians can fall from grace and be finally and eternally lost (1 Cor. 9:27 ff; Gal. 5:4; Heb. 4:1), it therefore does not teach the doctrine of eternal security, or impossibility of apostasy, that is fervently taught by some denominations.
Conclusion: Basically, it comes down to this, either we believe what the bible teaches, or we believe what man teaches. Any attempt to combine the doctrine of Christ and His apostles, and the doctrines of men will result in complete contradictions. God’s Word is truth but man’s word turns one from the truth (Jn 17:17 f; Tit 1:14). It’s your choice, it’s God Word or man’s word. I choose God’s Word (Josh 24:15)!