In a study of Genesis from the Bible, we see that there are a number of contradictions that appear throughout its fifty chapters. These contradictions do not appear to make sense when the Bible is viewed as being the ôwordö of God, an all-knowing, all-powerful, all-loving God.
The first example of GodÆs contradiction appears in the example of Adam and Eve. God lays the foundation for perfect living for humankind in Eden, but then permits to enter that paradise Satan and his fallen angels to tempt man. Here we see one of GenesisÆ first contradictions; God created man ôin His own imageö but gave to man free will which would enable man to make a choice (Genesis 1:27). Another instance of seeming illogic is GodÆs wrath when he discovers the fatal choice made by Adam and Eve. He curses not only all of humanity, but also creation itself and permits death, suffering, pain, and sorrow to enter the realm of human beings, ôBehold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evilö (Genesis 3:22). We see God is either paternal or punitive, a seeming contradiction of reason.
In the Great Flood and the characterization of Noah we see another seeming contradiction in GodÆs behavior that stretches ration. In His dealings with Noah, God arranges for a small number of righteous humans to survive. He tells Noah how he will survive despite His cruse that ôThe end of all flesh is come before Meö (Genesis 6:13). As such, the Great Flood removes all life from the earth except for Noah and the occupants of his boat. I question whether or not the destruction of all people except for a small handful related to Noah was a true act of justice. Surely not everyone but these people were equally corrupt or disobedient to the will of God. That God would choose only this handful of humans to carry out his work lacks reason to me.
Another instance in Genesis shows us GodÆs designs in making human beings the enemy of all other li...