Why do people present bible contradictions, when the answers are so easy to find? It's not because there are actually contradictions in the bible. It is because they don't want
the Bible to be true. If this is you, I urge you to believe what the bible says. Trust Jesus. The bible says you deny scripture because you love your sin... that there is a sin (or sins) that you know you'll need to give up if you believe the bible. Trust Jesus. He paid the penalty you've earned for all your sin. He paid that penalty in full so that you can be free from sin. Trust Jesus today.
Words Are Important
Did God forget He had already created fruit trees?
HUMANIST QUESTION: Chapter 1 reports that the fruit trees were created before the man, while chapter 2 indicates they were made after him.
Words are important, and to understand scripture you need to pay attention to what the words actually say. In this case, if you read what scripture actually says, without adding your own ideas to it, it is easy to see there is no contradiction here. Chapter two does not say God is creating fruit trees. It is talking about God making a place for Adam and Eve to live... the Garden of Eden.
Let's read what scripture actually says.
Then God said, Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit after their kind with seed in them; and it was so. ...and God saw that it was good. There was evening and there was morning, a third day. - Genesis 1:11-13
From the above we see that fruit trees were spoken into existence by God on day three of creation. So what does chapter two say?
Then the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being. The Lord God planted a garden toward the east, in Eden; and there He placed the man whom He had formed. Out of the ground the Lord God caused to grow every tree that is pleasing to the sight and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. - Genesis 2:7-9
What does chapter two say God did? He made a garden for Adam and Eve to live in by causing plant life... and specifically "every tree that is pleasing to sight and good for food "to grow there. The context is that of creating Adam and Eve and providing for them.
BTW, is this something God could do today? Could He pick a place on earth and make "every tree that is pleasing to sight and good for food" to grow there? Yes, of course He could. Would that be a new creation? No. Those same kinds of trees already exist in other places. What God is doing is supernaturally making a nice place... a nice garden... that is suitable for people to live in and that provides everything they need to live all in one location.
So there is no contradiction.
Genesis 1:20 says the fowl were created out of the waters; Genesis 2:19 alleges they were formed from the ground.
Get the answer here.
THE WIDE OR
Most people choose the wide road. It's the way everyone else is going. It's wide and it's an easy road, so it must be the right road. But it's the wrong way!
Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it. - Matthew 7:13
The wide road, and wide gate is our choice based what feels good. But our feelings (our heart) are deceptive.
The heart is more deceitful than all else and is desperately sick; - Jeremiah 17:9
Christianity... meaning belief in Jesus Christ... is not a blind faith driven by emotions. It is an informed faith, based on historical facts and truth.
The truth is that we are law breakers (sinners) in need of a Savior from the just wrath of God. That Savior is Jesus Christ.
Trusting Jesus is not the easy way. It is the narrow road, through a narrow gate, and it can be difficult at times. But it is the right way to go. And it is the only way to have eternal life in Christ Jesus.
Trust Jesus. Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved. - Acts 16:31