Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered outside the gate. Therefore, let us go forth to him outside the camp, bearing his reproach. For we have no continuing city here, but we seek one to come.
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From Brother James Hammonds’ testimony during a Saturday night prayer meeting
God told Moses to strike the rock on Mount Horeb with his rod so that water would burst forth for the thirsty people of Israel. Later, in another place, God told him to merely speak to a rock and water would come out. However, instead of obeying this new directive, Moses followed God’s previous commandment and hit the rock instead. As a result, the very great man of God, Moses, was chastened by the Lord.
In the beginning of creation, God said that it was not good that man should be alone, and so, from Adam’s rib God created a woman to be his mate. In the New Testament, the apostle Paul said that it was no sin to marry but that it was better to remain single.
God told Moses to tell the Israelites that if they drank “any manner of blood”, they would lose their souls. Jesus told his followers that unless they drank his blood, they would never attain to eternal life.
Solomon warned his young son not to reprove a fool, and then in the very next verse, he warned him that he should reprove a fool.
Many years ago, I decided that I would start a list of any contradictions that I might find in the Bible. I soon gave up the task; there were too many of them. Of course, there was a time and place for each thing that was said. Every one of God’s commandments is true; the difference in them is that some commandments apply to particular situations and some apply to others. I suppose that the best way to sum up this seeming confusion is the way Brother James did when he testified, “God can be right any kinda way He wants to.”