Sunday, 13 November 2016

The women of Samaria

Jesus and the woman of Samaria




We read in the gospel of john, of a very interesting passage which narrates the conversation between jesus and a woman of Samaria.. Now this story is often preached in churches to prove that jesus was a recognised messiah! However this paper is not to refute the fact jesus was the messiah, but to show problems that lie within the texts of this chapter.

Now Christians often defend the idea that God doesn't rest or get tired, yet explicit texts of such notions are found in the bible.. Such as :

"It will be a sign between me and the Israelites forever, for in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day he rested and was refreshed.'"
(Exodus 31:17)

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Back to the story of jesus and the woman of Samaria... Funny enough we read jesus was very tired he had to rest on the well of Jacob? Shows he is not a God that's if we accept that God does not get tired of needs to rest!

Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well. It was about noon.( John 4:6)

Point two jesus speaks to the woman tells her to bring her husband she relies she doesn't have a husband, but tells her she has had 5 PREVIOUS HUSBANDS and the man she is with now is not her husband?


Jesus said to her, “Go, call your husband, and come here.” The woman answered him, “I have no husband.” Jesus said to her, “You are right in saying, ‘I have no husband’; for you have had five husbands, and the one you now have is not your husband. What you have said is true.” (John 4:16-18)

The million dollar question for the above passage is why didn't jesus admonish the woman for living with a man she's not married to? That's fornication and what's worse she's had 5 previous husbands, why didn't jesus make a commentary about that.. It's kinda bizarre in Matthew 5:32 we read marrying divorced woman is commiting adultery? Why didn't Jesus preach to her? What stopped him?


The Third problem comes from the woman of Samaria, after her conversation with jesus about her husbands, she questions him that her fathers have been worshiping  on this mountain where jesus is currently residing, how could he suggest Jerusalem is the place of worship? 


The woman said to him, “Sir, I perceive that you are a prophet. Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, but you say that in Jerusalem is the place where people ought to worship.”  (John 4:19-20)

But if we read the context of the whole chapter before verse 19 nowhere did jesus say jerusalem is the place of worship, so where did she get that idea from? Was there a missing conversation that the author forgot to write? 

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The early manuscripts have some twenty different sayings about divorce. I list just a few of them. All of them are different versions of the same passage :- Matthew 19:9 They give different teachings about whether a man can remarry or whether a man can marry a divorced woman.
  • Codex Sinaiticus, Codex Ephraemi, Codex Regius Whoever divorces his wife, except for fornication, and marries another commits adultery.
  • Codex Purpureus Petropolitanus Whoever divorces his wife , except for fornication, makes her an adulteress and the person marrying a divorced woman commits adulteryHere there is no prohibition on a man remarrying, but there is a new prohibition about marrying a divorced woman.
  • Freer Gospels, Koridethi Codex Whoever divorces his wife , except for fornication, and marries another commits adultery and the person marrying a divorced woman commits adulteryBoth prohibitions have been combined
  • Codex Ephraemi Rescriptus (Original Version) Whoever divorces his wife , except for fornication, and marries another makes her an adulteress and the person marrying a divorced woman commits adulteryThe prohibitions on a divorced man remarrying has been removed , but the part saying 'makes her an adulteress' has been added.

How does one rely upon Dubious texts!!!! The bible has never ending problems, where you read one passage or an entire chapter SHAME!!!!





yahweh a weak god !

We have to question Christians regarding their  false God 
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God is not omniscient ??? 
Job 1:6-7 He doesn't know where satan came from?? 

God is not omnipotent ???
Judges 1:19 he couldn't stop iron chariots??

God not omnipresent 
Psalms 44:23  God is sleeping ??

God has desires as he wants 32 Infants for himself??
Numbers 31:31-40

God becomes tired and needs to be refreshed:
Exodus 31:17 

When God finally becomes cognizant attentive and aware, He acts like a drunkard:
Psalms 78:65

Jacob wrestles with God. God can not win against Jacob. Jacob sees God face to face:
Genesis 32:24-30

God regrets his actions, God can not see the future, God can not change the past
Genesis 6:6

God does not know if Adam ate from the tree or not (not all-knowing):
Genesis 3:11

 I've just touched upon a few verses there's more where those came from!

Bible Contradictions

Contradictions 


How many were the children of Bethel and Ai?

(a) Two hundred and twenty-three (Ezra 2:28)

(b) One hundred and twenty-three (Nehemiah 7:32




  Ezra 2:64 and Nehemiah 7:66 agree that the total number of the whole assembly was 42,360. Yet the numbers do not add up to anything close. The totals obtained from each book is as follows:

(a) 29,818 (Ezra)

(b) 31,089 (Nehemiah) 




  How many singers accompanied the assembly?

(a)  Two hundred (Ezra 2:65)

(b) Two hundred and forty-five (Nehemiah 7:67) 




  What was the name of King Abijah’s mother?

(a) Michaiah, daughter of Uriel of Gibeah (2 Chronicles 13:2)

(b) Maachah, daughter of Absalom (2 Chronicles 11:20) But Absalom had only one daughter whose name was Tamar (2 Samuel 14:27




  Did Joshua and the Israelites capture Jerusalem?

(a) Yes (Joshua 10:23, 40)

(b)  No (Joshua 15:63) 




  Who was the father of Joseph, husband of Mary?

(a) Jacob (Matthew 1:16)

(b) Hell (Luke 3:23




  Jesus descended from which son of David?

(a) Solomon (Matthew 1:6)

(b) Nathan(Luke3:31) 




  Who was the father of Shealtiel?

(a) Jechoniah (Matthew 1:12)

(b) Neri’ (Luke 3:27




  Which son of Zerubbabel was an ancestor of Jesus Christ?

(a) Abiud (Matthew 1: 13)

(b) Rhesa (Luke 3:27) But the seven sons of Zerubbabel are as follows: i.Meshullam, ii. Hananiah, iii. Hashubah, iv. Ohel, v.Berechiah, vi. Hasadiah, viii. Jushabhesed (I Chronicles 3:19, 20). The names Abiud and Rhesa do not fit in anyway. 




  Who was the father of Uzziah?

(a)   Joram (Matthew 1: 

(b)  Amaziah (2 Chronicles 26:1) 




  Who as the father of Jechoniah?

(a)   Josiah (Matthew 1:11)

(b) Jeholakim (I Chronicles 3:16




  How many generations were there from the Babylonian exile until Christ?

(a) Matthew says fourteen (Matthew 1:17)

(b)  But a careful count of the generations reveals only thirteen (see Matthew 1: 12-16




  Who was the father of Shelah?

(a)  Cainan (Luke 3:35-36)

(b)  Arphaxad (Genesis II: 12) 




  Was John the Baptist Elijah who was to come?

(a)  Yes (Matthew II: 14, 17:10-13)

(b)  No(John 1:19-21




  Would Jesus inherit David’s throne?

(a) Yes. So said the angel (Luke 1:32)

(b) No, since he is a descendant of Jehoiakim (see Matthew 1: I 1, I Chronicles 3:16). And Jehoiakim was cursed by God so that none of his descendants can sit upon David’s throne (Jeremiah 36:30) 




  Jesus rode into Jerusalem on how many animals?

(a)  One - a colt (Mark 11:7; cf Luke 19:3 5). “And they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their garments on it; and he sat upon it.”

(b)  Two - a colt and an Bottom (Matthew 21:7). “They brought the Bottom and the colt and put their garments on them and he sat thereon.” 




  How did Simon Peter find out that Jesus was the Christ?

(a)  By a revelation from heaven (Matthew 16:17)

(b)  His brother Andrew told him (John 1:41




  Where did Jesus first meet Simon Peter and Andrew?

(a) By the sea of Galilee (Matthew 4:18-22)

(b)  On the banks of river Jordan (John 1:42). After that, Jesus decided to go to Galilee (John 1:43




  When Jesus met Jairus was Jairus’ daughter already dead?

(a)  Yes. Matthew 9:18 quotes him as saying, “My daughter has just died.”

(b)  No. Mark 5:23 quotes him as saying, “My little daughter is at the point of death.” 




  Did Jesus allow his disciples to keep a staff on their journey?

(a)  Yes(Mark6:

(b)  No (Matthew 10:9; Luke 9:3) 




  Did Herod think that Jesus was John the Baptist?

(a)   Yes (Matthew 14:2; Mark 6:16)

(b)  No (Luke 9:9) 




  Did John the Baptist recognize Jesus before his baptism?

(a)   Yes (Matthew 3:13-14)

(b)  No (John 1:32,33) 




  Did John the Baptist recognize Jesus after his baptism?

(a)   Yes (John 1:32, 33)

(b)  No (Matthew 11:2) 




  According to the Gospel of John, what did Jesus say about bearing his own witness?

(a)   “If I bear witness to myself, my testimony is not true” (John 5:3 1)

(b)  “Even if I do bear witness to myself, my testimony is true” (John 8:14




  When Jesus entered Jerusalem did he cleanse the temple that same day?

(a)   Yes (Matthew 21:12)

(b)  No. He went into the temple and looked around, but since it was very late he did nothing. Instead, he went to Bethany to spend the night and returned the next morning to cleanse the temple (Mark I 1:1- 17). 




  The Gospels say that Jesus cursed a fig tree. Did the tree wither at once?

(a)   Yes. (Matthew 21:19)

(b)    No. It withered overnight (Mark II: 20) 




  Did Judas kiss Jesus?

(a)   Yes (Matthew 26:48-50)

(b)  No. Judas could not get close enough to Jesus to kiss him (John 18:3-12) 




  What did Jesus say about Peter’s denial?

(a)   “The rooster will not crow till you have denied me three times” (John 13:38).

(b)  “Before the rooster crows twice you will deny me three times” (Mark 14:30) . When the rooster crowed once, the three denials were not yet complete (see Mark 14:72). Therefore prediction (a) failed. 




  Did Jesus bear his own cross?

(a)   Yes (John 19:17)

(b)  No (Matthew 27:31-32) 




  Did Jesus die before the curtain of the temple was torn?

(a)   Yes(Matthew27:50-5 1;MarklS:37-38)

(b)  No. After the curtain was torn, then Jesus crying with a loud voice, said, “Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit!” And having said this he breathed his last (Luke 23:45-46) 




  Did Jesus say anything secretly?

(a)   No. “I have said nothing secretly” (John 18:20)

(b)  Yes. “He did not speak to them without a parable, but privately to his own disciples he explained everything” (Mark 4:34). The disciples asked him “Why do you speak to them in parables?” He said, “To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given” (Matthew 13: 1 0-11) 




  Where was Jesus at the sixth hour on the day of the crucifixion?

(a)   On the cross (Mark 15:23)

(b)  In Pilate’s court (John 19:14




  The gospels say that two thieves were crucified along with Jesus. Did both thieves mock Jesus?

(a)   Yes (Mark 15:32)

(b) No. One of them mocked Jesus, the other defended Jesus (Luke 23:43




  Did Jesus ascend to Paradise the same day of the crucifixion?

(a)   Yes. He said to the thief who defended him, “Today you will be with me in Paradise” (Luke 23:43)

(b)  No. He said to Mary Magdelene two days later, “I have not yet ascended to the Father” (John 20:17


UAm very young Nigerian christian based in chicago (US), I've undergone intensive research in Bible studies, I found out things dat really hurt me. Bible is book that totally contradict itself, and am 100% sure GOD doesn't contradict himself. I really felt bad that my Muslimsfriends start laugh and making fun of me. Please observed da following for urself
How many were the children of Bethel and Ai?

(a) Two hundred and twenty-three (Ezra 2:28)

(b) One hundred and twenty-three (Nehemiah 7:32




  Ezra 2:64 and Nehemiah 7:66 agree that the total number of the whole assembly was 42,360. Yet the numbers do not add up to anything close. The totals obtained from each book is as follows:

(a) 29,818 (Ezra)

(b) 31,089 (Nehemiah) 




  How many singers accompanied the assembly?

(a)  Two hundred (Ezra 2:65)

(b) Two hundred and forty-five (Nehemiah 7:67) 




  What was the name of King Abijah’s mother?

(a) Michaiah, daughter of Uriel of Gibeah (2 Chronicles 13:2)

(b) Maachah, daughter of Absalom (2 Chronicles 11:20) But Absalom had only one daughter whose name was Tamar (2 Samuel 14:27




  Did Joshua and the Israelites capture Jerusalem?

(a) Yes (Joshua 10:23, 40)

(b)  No (Joshua 15:63) 




  Who was the father of Joseph, husband of Mary?

(a) Jacob (Matthew 1:16)

(b) Hell (Luke 3:23




  Jesus descended from which son of David?

(a) Solomon (Matthew 1:6)

(b) Nathan(Luke3:31) 




  Who was the father of Shealtiel?

(a) Jechoniah (Matthew 1:12)

(b) Neri’ (Luke 3:27




  Which son of Zerubbabel was an ancestor of Jesus Christ?

(a) Abiud (Matthew 1: 13)

(b) Rhesa (Luke 3:27) But the seven sons of Zerubbabel are as follows: i.Meshullam, ii. Hananiah, iii. Hashubah, iv. Ohel, v.Berechiah, vi. Hasadiah, viii. Jushabhesed (I Chronicles 3:19, 20). The names Abiud and Rhesa do not fit in anyway. 




  Who was the father of Uzziah?

(a)   Joram (Matthew 1: 

(b)  Amaziah (2 Chronicles 26:1) 




  Who as the father of Jechoniah?

(a)   Josiah (Matthew 1:11)

(b) Jeholakim (I Chronicles 3:16




  How many generations were there from the Babylonian exile until Christ?

(a) Matthew says fourteen (Matthew 1:17)

(b)  But a careful count of the generations reveals only thirteen (see Matthew 1: 12-16




  Who was the father of Shelah?

(a)  Cainan (Luke 3:35-36)

(b)  Arphaxad (Genesis II: 12) 




  Was John the Baptist Elijah who was to come?

(a)  Yes (Matthew II: 14, 17:10-13)

(b)  No(John 1:19-21




  Would Jesus inherit David’s throne?

(a) Yes. So said the angel (Luke 1:32)

(b) No, since he is a descendant of Jehoiakim (see Matthew 1: I 1, I Chronicles 3:16). And Jehoiakim was cursed by God so that none of his descendants can sit upon David’s throne (Jeremiah 36:30) 




  Jesus rode into Jerusalem on how many animals?

(a)  One - a colt (Mark 11:7; cf Luke 19:3 5). “And they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their garments on it; and he sat upon it.”

(b)  Two - a colt and an Bottom (Matthew 21:7). “They brought the Bottom and the colt and put their garments on them and he sat thereon.” 




  How did Simon Peter find out that Jesus was the Christ?

(a)  By a revelation from heaven (Matthew 16:17)

(b)  His brother Andrew told him (John 1:41




  Where did Jesus first meet Simon Peter and Andrew?

(a) By the sea of Galilee (Matthew 4:18-22)

(b)  On the banks of river Jordan (John 1:42). After that, Jesus decided to go to Galilee (John 1:43




  When Jesus met Jairus was Jairus’ daughter already dead?

(a)  Yes. Matthew 9:18 quotes him as saying, “My daughter has just died.”

(b)  No. Mark 5:23 quotes him as saying, “My little daughter is at the point of death.” 




  Did Jesus allow his disciples to keep a staff on their journey?

(a)  Yes(Mark6:

(b)  No (Matthew 10:9; Luke 9:3) 




  Did Herod think that Jesus was John the Baptist?

(a)   Yes (Matthew 14:2; Mark 6:16)

(b)  No (Luke 9:9) 




  Did John the Baptist recognize Jesus before his baptism?

(a)   Yes (Matthew 3:13-14)

(b)  No (John 1:32,33) 




  Did John the Baptist recognize Jesus after his baptism?

(a)   Yes (John 1:32, 33)

(b)  No (Matthew 11:2) 




  According to the Gospel of John, what did Jesus say about bearing his own witness?

(a)   “If I bear witness to myself, my testimony is not true” (John 5:3 1)

(b)  “Even if I do bear witness to myself, my testimony is true” (John 8:14




  When Jesus entered Jerusalem did he cleanse the temple that same day?

(a)   Yes (Matthew 21:12)

(b)  No. He went into the temple and looked around, but since it was very late he did nothing. Instead, he went to Bethany to spend the night and returned the next morning to cleanse the temple (Mark I 1:1- 17). 




  The Gospels say that Jesus cursed a fig tree. Did the tree wither at once?

(a)   Yes. (Matthew 21:19)

(b)    No. It withered overnight (Mark II: 20) 




  Did Judas kiss Jesus?

(a)   Yes (Matthew 26:48-50)

(b)  No. Judas could not get close enough to Jesus to kiss him (John 18:3-12) 




  What did Jesus say about Peter’s denial?

(a)   “The rooster will not crow till you have denied me three times” (John 13:38).

(b)  “Before the rooster crows twice you will deny me three times” (Mark 14:30) . When the rooster crowed once, the three denials were not yet complete (see Mark 14:72). Therefore prediction (a) failed. 




  Did Jesus bear his own cross?

(a)   Yes (John 19:17)

(b)  No (Matthew 27:31-32) 




  Did Jesus die before the curtain of the temple was torn?

(a)   Yes(Matthew27:50-5 1;MarklS:37-38)

(b)  No. After the curtain was torn, then Jesus crying with a loud voice, said, “Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit!” And having said this he breathed his last (Luke 23:45-46) 




  Did Jesus say anything secretly?

(a)   No. “I have said nothing secretly” (John 18:20)

(b)  Yes. “He did not speak to them without a parable, but privately to his own disciples he explained everything” (Mark 4:34). The disciples asked him “Why do you speak to them in parables?” He said, “To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given” (Matthew 13: 1 0-11) 




  Where was Jesus at the sixth hour on the day of the crucifixion?

(a)   On the cross (Mark 15:23)

(b)  In Pilate’s court (John 19:14




  The gospels say that two thieves were crucified along with Jesus. Did both thieves mock Jesus?

(a)   Yes (Mark 15:32)

(b) No. One of them mocked Jesus, the other defended Jesus (Luke 23:43




  Did Jesus ascend to Paradise the same day of the crucifixion?

(a)   Yes. He said to the thief who defended him, “Today you will be with me in Paradise” (Luke 23:43)

(b)  No. He said to Mary Magdelene two days later, “I have not yet ascended to the Father” (John 20:17



Who incited David to count the fighting men of Israel?

(a) God did (2 Samuel 24: 1)

(b) Satan did (I Chronicles 2 1:1)





In that count how many fighting men were found in Israel?

(a) Eight hundred thousand (2 Samuel 24:9)

(b) One million, one hundred thousand (IChronicles 21:5) 




How many fighting men were found in Judah?

(a) Five hundred thousand (2 Samuel 24:9)

(b) Four hundred and seventy thousand (I Chronicles 21:5) 




God sent his prophet to threaten David with how many years of famine?

(a) Seven (2 Samuel 24:13)

(b) Three (I Chronicles 21:12




How old was Ahaziah when he began to rule over Jerusalem?

(a) Twenty-two (2 Kings 8:26)

(b) Forty-two (2 Chronicles 22:2) 




How old was Jehoiachin when he became king of Jerusalem?

(a) Eighteen (2 Kings 24:

(b) Eight (2 Chronicles 36:9) 




How long did he rule over Jerusalem?

(a) Three months (2 Kings 24:

(b) Three months and ten days (2 Chronicles 36:9) 




The chief of the mighty men of David lifted up his spear and killed how many men at one time?

(a) Eight hundred (2 Samuel 23:

(b) Three hundred (I Chronicles 11: 11




When did David bring the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem? Before defeating the Philistines or after?

(a) After (2 Samuel 5 and 6)

(b) Before (I Chronicles 13 and 14) 




How many pairs of clean animals did God tell Noah to take into the Ark?

(a) Two (Genesis 6:19, 20)

(b) Seven (Genesis 7:2). But despite this last instruction only two pairs went into the ark (Genesis 7:8-9) 




When David defeated the King of Zobah, how many horsemen did he capture?

(a) One thousand and seven hundred (2 Samuel 8:4)

(b) Seven thousand (I Chronicles 18:4) 



How many stalls for horses did Solomon have?

(a) Forty thousand (I Kings 4:26)

(b) Four thousand (2 chronicles 9:25)




What's the difference between corruption and distortion?


So suppose I take a verse from your bible for example :



"For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. (Matthew 20:1)

and changed it to 

"For the empire of heaven is like a richman who went out early in the morning to hire farmers for his land but with all his greed in his mind earns nothing but wrath. (Matthew 20:1)

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Would you say the second verse is distorted or corrupted?

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