THE KEY TO THEIR UNDERSTANDING
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I hope through what has been presented thus far you are beginning to see the reason for the intended differences in these accounts, both in the gospels as well as in the Old Testament. Accept for the moment God's riddle purpose in these differences, and let us use them to evaluate what the Holy Spirit is telling us through them. If you find this concept difficult to accept, thinking that Yahweh would not hide anything in His word - think again. Matthew records that "Jesus spoke to the multitudes in parables, and He was not talking to them without a parable, so that what was spoken through the prophet might be fulfilled, saying, 'I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things hidden since the foundation of the world'" (Matthew 13:34, 35). Proverbs 25:2 aptly affirms - "It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, but the glory of kings to search out a matter." God does in fact hide things, and we do well to search out, through the revelation of the Holy Spirit, those things which have been "hidden since the foundation of the world."
What has been presented in this writing is only as good, useful, and trustworthy as its application proves. Thus, we have published on this web site a series of writings which address some of the contradictions found in the Bible, examining their riddle messages in light of what has been presented and learned here. The first of these is the contradiction addressing the sandals and the staff, which Yahshua told His disciples to take/not to take with them (depending on the account) when they were sent out. Reading this first writing will give you a good example of just how marvelous, revealing, and wholly intact God's word really is, even when it seems to contradict itself in content. We find that these contradictions are not meaningless ill conceived flaws of happenstance, but riddles, remarkable riddles, that hold rich and insightfully confirming meaning. I hope you enjoy this and other writings here on God's contradiction riddles.
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