No Contradiction, No Confusion

1 Corinthians 14:33

“for God is not a God of confusion, but of peace, as in all the assemblies of the holy ones.”

Those who say there are contradictions in YHWH’s Word see only with the natural mind. The spiritual blindness of the natural carnal mind doesn’t have “spiritual truth” revealed to it. Paul wrote “The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of YHWH, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned” (2nd Cor 2:14). Yeshua says about “the Spirit of Truth [that] The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you” (John 14:17). That’s why “the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing” (1st Cor 1:18). Anyone that says that the Old Testament contradicts the New Testament must realize that it takes the Spirit of YHWH to reveal the meaning of Scripture, both in the Old Testament and in the New Testament, “For who knows a person’s thoughts except the spirit of that person, which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of YHWH except the Spirit of YHWH” (1st Cor 2:11).

Yeshua has already assured the believer that “Scripture cannot be broken” (John 10:35) and naturally He was speaking about the Old Testament as this was the context of His comment. The idea behind saying the “Scripture cannot be broken” is that it isn’t broke…it does not contradict itself; it must be fulfilled and Yeshua was referring to the Old Testament when He said that. Remember that the only times where Paul quoted something it was the Old Testament and he said that “All Scripture is breathed out by YHWH and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness” (2nd Tim 3:16) and Peter says that “no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things. For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from YHWH as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit” (2nd Pet 1:20-21). The word “Scripture” was referring to the Old Testament since that is all they had access to at the time even though Peter did once refer to Paul’s writings as Scripture (2nd Pet 3:15-16). If the Old Testament contradicted the New Testament, then why in the world would they quote it so many times?

The Old Testament supports (or is the firm foundation of) the New Testament and they are not diametrically opposed to one another; neither do they conflict with one another. Yeshua applied and affirmed the spiritual or internal applications of the Old Testament law (Matt 5), not doing away with it. In other words, there are not contradictions but are simply bringing back to life the original, spiritual, faith-filled meaning of the Old Testament Scriptures. If you have the Holy Spirit of YHWH then you would come to understand that these differences are not contradictions but they are like the biblical concept of having two witnesses to have a thing be established as true. One witness was not enough, even in the Old Testament (Duet 17:6; 19:15) but “every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses” (Matt 18:16). Paul also concluded that “Every charge must be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses” (2nd Cor 13:1) and so the Old Testament supports and validates the New Testament and since many in the New Testament quoted out of the Old Testament, it validates the Old, therefore there is no contradiction between the two whatsoever.

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