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Contradictions in the Psalms

Abdullah Smith
(He is a new convert to Islam)




(1)   Does God show Mercy to David’s descendents forever?


Great deliverance giveth he to his king; and sheweth mercy to his anointed, to David, and to his seed for evermore. (Psalms 18:50)



God will show mercy to “David’s seed forever”. Yet the following passage from Jeremiah contradicts Psalms 18:50


Is this man Coniah a despised broken idol? is he a vessel wherein is no pleasure? wherefore are they cast out, he and his seed, and are cast into a land which they know not? O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the LORD.Thus saith the LORD, Write ye this man childless, a man that shall not prosper in his days: for no man of his seed shall prosper, sitting upon the throne of David, and ruling any more in Judah. (Jeremiah 22:28-30)

Coniah/Jehoiachin was from the “seed of David”, yet God cursed him because he disobeyed Him, and the seed of Coniah/Jehoiachin is cursed forever. This verse contradicts Psalms 18:50 where it states God will show mercy to David’s descendents forever.


Amazingly, the Gospel of Matthew adopts Jesus into the cursed lineage of Coniah! (Matthew 1:11-12)


The words “sheweth mercy to his anointed” (Psalms 18:50) refers to Jesus because he was the Anointed (Messiah), so how can God reject Jesus’ prayer at Gethsemane? How can God contradict this verse by withholding His mercy?



(2)   The Bible denies the Love of God:


The LORD loves righteousness and justice;
the earth is full of his unfailing love. (Psalms 33:5, NIV)


He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of the LORD. (KJV version)


The Bible teaches the exact opposite of this verse, God is a vengeful murderer who kills thousands of innocent people:



And he smote the men of Bethshemesh, because they had looked into the ark of the LORD, even he smote of the people fifty thousand and threescore and ten men: and the people lamented, because the LORD had smitten [many] of the people with a great slaughter. (1 Samuels 6:19)



And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof. Slay utterly old [and] young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom [is] the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which [were] before the house. (Ezekiel 9:5-6)


And it came to pass, that at midnight the LORD smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the captive that [was] in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle. (Exodus 12:29)


"And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the men that appertained unto Korah, and all their goods. They, and all that appertained to them, went down alive into the pit, and the earth closed upon them: and they perished from among the congregation. And all Israel that were round about them fled at the cry of them: for they said, Lest the earth swallow us up also. And there came out a fire from the LORD, and consumed the two hundred and fifty men that offered incense." (Numbers 16:32-35)


"Whenever we read the obscene stories, the voluptuous debaucheries, the cruel and tortuous executions, the unrelenting vindictiveness with which more than half the Bible is filled, it would be more consistent that we call it the word of a demon than the word of God. It is a history of wickedness that has served to corrupt and brutalize humankind." (Thomas Paine)

“The Bible is the most dangerous book in the world” (George Bernard Shaw)


(3)    Is sacrifice good or bad?

Sacrifice and offering you did not desire, but my ears you have pierced burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not require. (Psalms 40:6)

You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it; you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings. (Psalms 51:16)

Contradicted by:

Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice; Selah. (Psalms 20:3)

I will freely sacrifice unto thee: I will praise thy name, O LORD; for [it is] good. These verses refute the Christian doctrine of “vicarious atonement”. (Psalms 54:6)

Jesus was not crucified because God hates ‘sin offering’ (Psalms 40:6, Micah 6:7-8, Isaiah 1:11, and Hosea 6:6)

The following verse hammers the nail:

By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil. (Proverbs 16:6)


(4)   Does the Earth shake or not?!

The earth shook, the heavens also dropped at the presence of God: [even] Sinai itself [was moved] at the presence of God, the God of Israel. (Psalms 68:8)

Contradicted by:

The LORD reigns, he is robed in majesty; the LORD is robed in majesty
and is armed with strength. The world is firmly established; it cannot be moved. (Psalms 93:1)

Say among the nations, "The LORD reigns.” The world is firmly established, it cannot be moved; he will judge the peoples with equity. (Psalms 96:10)


(5)   The Anger of God

But you, O Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness. (Psalms 86:15)

Contradicted by:

How long, O LORD ? Will you be angry forever? How long will your jealousy burn like fire? (Psalms 79:5)

Will you be angry with us forever? Will you prolong your anger through all generations? (Psalms 85:5)

Does God remain angry forever, or is He just “slow to anger?”


(6) Will the sun burn forever?!

Once for all, I have sworn by my holiness— and I will not lie to David- that his line will continue forever and his throne endure before me like the sun; (Psalms 89:37)

Scientifically, the sun will NOT last forever, it will eventually burn out.


(7)  How long will humans live?

And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also [is] flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. (Genesis 6:3)

Contradicted by:

The length of our days is seventy years— or eighty, if we have the strength; yet their span is but trouble and sorrow, for they quickly pass, and we fly away. (Psalms 90:10)

Question: which verse do you think is more realistic? They both contradict each other!


(8)  Does God reject his people?

For the LORD will not reject his people; he will never forsake his inheritance. (Psalms 94:14)

Contradicted by:

And the LORD rejected all the seed of Israel, and afflicted them, and delivered them into the hand of spoilers, until he had cast them out of his sight. (2 Kings 17:20)


(9)  Does God hate His inheritance?

Therefore the LORD was angry with his people and abhorred his inheritance. (Psalms 106:40)

Contradicted by:

For the LORD will not reject his people; he will never forsake his inheritance. (Psalms 94:14)


(10)                   God lives in Darkness or Light?

Clouds and thick darkness surround him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne. (Psalms 97:2)

Contradicted by:

He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him. (Daniel 2:22)

Which God will bring about in his own time—God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see. To him be honor and might forever. Amen. (1Timothy 6:15-16)


(11)                   Wine good or bad?

Wine that gladdens the heart of man, oil to make his face shine, and bread that sustains his heart. (Psalms 104:15)

wine [is] a mocker, strong drink [is] raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. (Proverbs 20:1)


(12)                   Christianity Has Broken the Covenant:

He remembers his covenant forever, the word he commanded, for a thousand generations, (Psalms 105:8)

* Christians have broken the covenant of Circumcision and other Covenants as well:

And because of their breaking their covenant, We have cursed them and made hard their hearts. They change words from their context and forget a part of that whereof they were admonished. Thou wilt not cease to discover treachery from all save a few of them. But bear with them and pardon them. Lo! Allah loveth the kindly.

From those, too, who call themselves Christians, We did take a covenant, but they forgot a good part of the message that was sent them: so we estranged them, with enmity and hatred between the one and the other, to the day of judgment. And soon will Allah show them what it is they have done. (The Holy Quran, 5:13-14)


(13)                   God ignores?!

In my anguish I cried to the LORD, and he answered by setting me free. (Psalms 118:5)

Contradicted by:
How long O Lord ? will you forget me forever. (Psalms 13:1)
Awake, why do you sleep, O Lord? (Psalms 44:23)


(14)                   God is in Heaven or Earth?

Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few. (Ecclesiastes 5:2)

Contradicted by:

And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded. (Genesis 11:5)

And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: and he was seen upon the wings of the wind. (2 Samuels 22:11)






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