Contradiction: (n) assertion of the contrary or opposite; denial.
These are words that were presented to me in the early days of my faith to describe the Bible. It was my lot to accept the inerrancy and the infallibility of the Word of God.
I am also led to believe that a two-party system is the best form of politics, three branches of government are a superior way to express democracy, and that it is kale, not oat bran, possessing the greatest health benefit
We live in a world of uncertainty, containing a degree of chaos to help promote the evolution that makes life progress.
Yet I am instructed that certain holy sanctuaries of thinking are without contradiction and need no addendum whatsoever. It is, of course, impossible to believe that someone who wrote down their thoughts six thousand years ago would have the exact same mindset as someone who wrote them down four thousand years later minus any contradiction to an individual sitting here right now, writing to you today.
There are contradictions. It’s what makes life worth living. If everything were written in stone, then we would be crushed by the weight of the severity.
But the Earth is ever-moving toward solution. Mother Nature is continually cleansing herself of the unnecessary. And God chooses grace rather than law.
It is our responsibility to realize that the only immutable point which cannot be contradicted is “love your neighbor as yourself.”
Everything else is fluff, window dressing, error, passing fancy and first drafts.