Any honest student of the Bible would admit the Bible has contradictions, granted only if all the messages were aimed at one group of people. This is how most people read the Bible. They try to claim every message is aimed at them and when they come across a contradiction they will reinterpret it to say something else so it doesn't appear as a contradiction to them. But there is no need to reinterpret the Bible, if you would just dispensationally study the Bible. Dispensationalism is the greatest method of Bible study as you will easily find out the flaws in other Christian denominations and theology through it.
The Bible tells us to Dispensationally study the Bible
2 Timothy 2:15
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Modern English Bible versions remove the word "dividing" and replace it with "handling" or such like so as to remove this whole theological area of study from the Bible so anyone reading a modern Bible would unfortunately not know how to study it.
Many Christians will acknowledge the separation of the Old Testament and the New Testament and this is already a practice of Dispensationalism. However, they fail to acknowledge that Dispensationalism goes so much deeper than this. I will show you a Bible contradiction as an example and clear it up for you with Dispensationalism to show you why Dispensationalism is so important.
But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.
Okay, so we see in the Sermon on the Mount that Jesus says if you call someone a fool you will be in danger of going to hell. However, in Matthew Chapter 23 Jesus calls the Scribes and Pharisees fools
17 Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold?
18 And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty.
19 Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift?
Paul also called people fools
1 Corinthians 15:36
Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die:
So, we come to a problem. Jesus would have committed a sin and therefore he cannot be our saviour and so Paul and Jesus would both be burning in hell. However, this is easily solved through Dispensationalism. Praise the LORD!
Let's see Matthew 4:23 which precedes the Sermon on the mount
And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.
So we see Jesus is teaching in Galilee (Jews) and in their synagogues (Jewish) and preaching what Gospel? The Gospel of the kingdom! This pertains to Jesus Christ's 1,000-year Millennial reign after the tribulation. NOT the Church Age.
Notice also in the Sermon on the Mount Jesus speaks of the Gentiles in the 3rd person
(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
Which further proves Jesus was teaching the Jews and NOT the Gentiles.
And for further confirmation of this let's look at Matthew 10:5
These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not:
Jesus specifically commanded his Disciples NOT to go in the way of the Gentiles.
Now we know what to do with Matthew 5:22. It was directed towards the Millennial Kingdom which perfectly makes sense as people will be living for God in the Millennial Kingdom and there would be no need to ever call someone a fool!
The key to solving any contradiction in the Bible is to look at
1. What group of people the message is given to (Jews, Gentiles...etc)
2. What period of time the message is given to (Old Testament, Church Age, Tribulation, Millennium...etc)
3. If it contradicts Pauline Theology, then it cannot pertain to a Christian.
This is the Dispensational Method of Bible Study and it will debunk false doctrines such as
- Keeping the Sabbath
- Baptism for Salvation
- Works Salvation
- Post-Tribulation Rapture
And many more false doctrines.
May the grace of God be with you, Amen.