Bible Contradiction? Is it a good thing to be childish?
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Today’s post will tackle another question that the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: “Is it a good thing to be childish?”
Here are the two answers which the skeptic believes shows a Bible contradiction:
Yes, it is good to be childish.
and said, “Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.
But Jesus said, “Let the children alone, and do not hinder them from coming to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” (Matthew 19:14)
Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all.” (Mark 10:15)
Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all.” (Luke 18:17)
No, it is not good to be childish.
When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things. (1 Corinthians 13:11)
Brethren, do not be children in your thinking; yet in evil be infants, but in your thinking be mature. (1 Corinthians 14:20)
As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness [b]in deceitful scheming; (Ephesians 4:14)
(All Scriptural quotation comes from the New American Standard Bible)
Here’s a closer look at whether or not there is a contradiction…
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