It is always right to ask questions about that which seems like it deserves to have a question asked. If you can’t imagine Joshua raising his hands and stopping the earth from rotating without planet wide consequences…just ask your Pastor how can that be. Of course be ready to hear, “with God all things are possible,” which is not what you asked. If you can’t picture penguins and polar bears ambling down to the middle east to get on the Ark, just ask your Pastor about that. If you wonder where dinosaurs or Homo Erectus fit in, just ask your Pastor. The answer might be ill informed, but it’s ok to ask.
If you notice that Paul never quotes Jesus, yet gets to write most of the NT heavy meaning of Jesus, just ask. If you notice that Paul thinks Peter, James and John, the disciples of Jesus don’t seem to have anything Paul needs to learn from them and he learns nothing from them, and think that’s kinda strange…just ask. If you notice the Birth or Resurrection of stories as written in the Gospels don’t match very well and seem contradictory, just ask. If you say “they seem to be contradictory,” be prepared to have the word “seem” jumped upon, but you still have the right to ask. I’m not saying you’ll get a good or correct answer. You might, but probably not. But you have the right to ask. And you certainly have the right to notice the many problems in the Bible if you know the Bible well enough to notice in the first place.
One thing is for sure. If you are a genuine seeker and you truly notice that the Bible has some real problems with what we truly know today about many topics and even within itself in the form of many contradictions and editing done by one to correct the problems of the other, it’s ok to ask. A real seeker cannot not notice what they notice. You can’t go back to the lame apologetics that many offer to explain away the problem as if there is no problem. You can’t unsee what you do see. You can’t unring a bell. Oh..you also have the right to expect not to be penalized for asking in the first place. Just don’t count on it.
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