Femi Aribisala tells you why not everything in the Bible is true

by Femi Aribisala

Bible-in-light

Do not be deceived. The fact that a book is in the bible does not mean everything in it is true.

The fact that a book is in the bible does not mean everything in it is true.

In the debate about sacrifices, Christians put great reliance on the book of Hebrews. However, Hebrews is very unreliable. It is one of those books in the bible that is full of falsehood. As a matter of fact, there is more falsehood in Hebrews than in any other book in the bible except Romans.

Doctoring the Scriptures

Hebrews specialises in re-writing and falsifying the biblical record. David says: “Sacrifice and offering you did not desire; MY EARS YOU HAVE OPENED.” (Psalm 40:6). This quote is changed in Hebrews to: “Sacrifice and offering you did not desire, BUT A BODY YOU HAVE PREPARED FOR ME.” (Hebrews 10:5). How can such blatant distortion still be construed as the word of God?

Hebrews says: “It is not possible that the blood of bulls and goats could take away sins.” (Hebrews 10:4). This is pure fabrication. Ezekiel says: “The prince is to provide a bull as a sin offering for himself and for all the people of the land. Every day during the seven days of the Feast he is to provide seven bulls and seven rams without defect as a burnt offering to the LORD, and a male goat for a sin offering.” (Ezekiel 45:22-23). Therefore, the efficacy of the sacrifice of bulls for atonement is in the scriptures.

Hebrews then contradicts itself by saying: “without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.” (Hebrews 9:22). This statement is an outright lie. Nevertheless, Christians persist in referring to it. It is not necessary to shed blood in order to receive forgiveness. For example, money can be used for atonement: “You shall take the atonement money of the children of Israel, and shall appoint it for the service of the tabernacle of meeting, that it may be a memorial for the children of Israel before the LORD, to make atonement for yourselves.” (Exodus 30:16). Money is without blood.

Fine flour could be used to atone for sin: “If, however, he cannot afford two doves or two young pigeons, he is to bring as an offering for his sin a tenth of an ephah of fine flour for a sin offering.” (Leviticus 5:11). Flour is without blood. Jewelry was also used to atone for sin: “We have brought as an offering to the LORD the gold articles each of us acquired- armlets, bracelets, signet rings, earrings and necklaces- to make atonement for ourselves before the LORD.” (Numbers 31:50). Jewelry is without blood.

Unnecessary sacrifices

As a matter of fact, sacrifices are only required in the few cases where the sin is unintentional: “When anyone sins UNINTENTIONALLY and does what is forbidden in any of the LORD’s commands- if the anointed priest sins, bringing guilt on the people, he must bring to the LORD a young bull without defect as a sin offering for the sin he has committed.” (Leviticus 4:2-3). Where the sin is intentional, sacrifices are unacceptable: “The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD.” (Proverbs 15:8).

Time and time again, the prophets preached repentance and obedience, placing them above sacrifice. Accordingly, God says in Hosea: “I desire mercy and not sacrifice, and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.” (Hosea 6:6). Even praise worship is better than sacrifice. The psalmist says: “I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving. This also shall please the LORD better than an ox or bull, which has horns and hooves.” (Psalm 69:30-31).

Indeed, Hosea says: “The children of Israel shall abide many days without king or prince, without sacrifice.” (Hosea 3:4). How can they “abide many days without sacrifice” if “without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness?” Since sacrifices are only permissible in the Jerusalem temple, how can they receive forgiveness for their sins while in captivity in Babylon, which soon had more Jews than Palestine?

The answer is simple. Forgiveness can be obtained solely through repentance and prayer, for the simple reason that: “In mercy and truth atonement is provided for iniquity.” (Proverbs 16:6). God says: “If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14). This means forgiveness is obtainable without blood sacrifice.

Concatenation of falsehood

Hebrews says: “By faith Sarah herself received power to conceive, even when she was past the age, since she considered him faithful who had promised.” (Hebrews 11:11). This is not true. Sarah doubted and did not believe. The Ishmael option came from her.

Hebrews says the Law was given by angels. (Hebrews 2:2). This is false. Moses says God gave it to him. (Exodus 33:11). Hebrews says Jesus tasted death “for everybody.” (Hebrews 2:9). This is false. All men continue to die. Hebrews says Jesus was not perfect but was made perfect through sufferings. (Hebrews 2:10). This is false. Jesus was perfect: he did not become perfect. (1 Peter 2:22). Hebrews says: “God rested on the seventh day from all his works.” (Hebrews 4:4). This is false. Jesus says God has never stopped working. (John 5:17).

Hebrews says: “It is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment.” (Hebrews 9:27). This is false. Some men, like Lazarus, die twice. Hebrews says: “Obey those who rule over you, and be submissive, for they watch out for your souls.” (Hebrews 13:17). This is rubbish. No man watches over another man’s soul. Jesus is the only Shepherd and Bishop of our souls. (1 Peter 2:25).

Hebrews says Melchizedec is a priest forever like Jesus because he is: “Without father or mother, without genealogy, without beginning of days or end of life.” (Hebrews 7:3). This is false. Jesus has a genealogical record. We know his father and mother.

Falsifying the New Covenant

Hebrews says: “When there is a change of the priesthood, there must also be a change of the law.” (Hebrews 7:12). This is false. The new covenant does not imply a change of the law. God says: “I will put my law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.” (Jeremiah 31:33). It is a new covenant but the same old law.

Moreover, the priesthood does not determine the law. Hebrews talks about a change of priesthood. But Moses talks about an everlasting priesthood. (Exodus 40:13-15). In truth, the priesthood does not change because Jesus is a descendant of Levi. Mary, Jesus’ mother, was a cousin to Elizabeth, who was “of the daughters of Aaron.” (Luke 1:5).

This means Mary’s mother was either a sister or aunt to Elizabeth, making her a pure bred “daughter of Aaron.” This makes Mary herself to be from both the tribes of Judah and Levi. Mary’s mother was from the tribe of Aaron, but her father, Heli, was from Judah. (Luke 3:23). In effect, Jesus is also of the tribe of Levi. Hebrews is wrong in talking about a change of priesthood.

Do not be deceived. The fact that a book is in the bible does not mean everything in it is true.

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Comments (8)

  1. I’ve just read the article and gone through the comments.
    Everyone is defending their own way, and no one has stopped to ask how he came about his position. I have my position, but I’d rather make a few observations of my own.

    His issue seems to be with the translation of the greek or aramiaic text into english. For the sake of simplicity, some things seem to have lost their original message. To quote hebrew and then translate to the common tongue of the ‘then uneducated’ is quite vulnerable to a loss of meaning.

    Rather than react, why not research yourself instead of depending on rote. That is his aim, I believe. To find out more for yourself. Download e-sword to get the original hebrew and aramaic text which stand juxtaposed with the English version.

    To my brother of Islamic faith, I have come from a bit of exposure and I must say that if the same disrespect and ignorance was shown to the Qu’uran, you would have less patience than a drowning man. I find it difficult to disrespect people, so I will choose my words delicately and I hope you show my comment the same respect I have shown yours.

    On the point of his crucifixion and resurrection, kindly reference Surah 3:54 as an unbiased scholar. His enemies believed crucifying him was the best guarantee that he was defeated, dead. They had physical evidence based on their physical efforts. You think He was a mortal clinging desperately to life? You think God did not have the final victory? God left them with an empty grave that had been guarded by the best soldiers they had. Put yourself in the shoes of those who crucified him and you will begin to imagine what a christian, a true believer, bases his faith on.

    In your attempt to discredit the self-sacrifice, you described everything that his enemies based their confidence on.

    It was his humility to let them harm him as they wished that I try to emulate if I can. It is God’s will to say “it is enough, rise from the grave so they know that this death they fear is nothing before my power.”

    I will not assume that you must agree with me, but the debt I owe Jesus Christ for patiently going through a humiliating and painful ordeal, so that I can point at any problem and say,”Greater things than you have been conquered with less commotion by my God, so who are you?”

    It is not enough to agree and say I believe. My heart bears witness to what I believe, not to what someone just told me, wrote on the internet, etc. My mind bears witness by study (reading, cross-referencing) not by cramming.

    This is the foundation of my faith. God says nothing I do can match the least of his abilities, but to believe with understanding, recognising his hand and presence in my daily life…this is what pleases him.

    I believe this is known as faith.

  2. @ ABKH I fink u are losin it somehow..I wud have apreciated if u refer u coment to d post an not generalizin ur tots to christians in general..for ur info Jesus is d son of God an his messenger an nobody has said dat he is God..we pray tru his name to jehovah..so stop clamourin for wat u don’t understand an be guided!

  3. Whoever this person is should go back to God and ask for forgiveness, you don’t understand what is written in the word of God that’s why you open your mouth and called the world of God lies. You’re been used by the devil to confuse the children of God and you’ve failed woefully. What you talked about in Hebrew where you said without blood, sin can’t be forgiven, ment- without the blood of Jesus Christ who died on the cross of calvary for our sin, our sin can’t be forgiven. And the idea about using flour and bull for attorment of sin, nigga. Why use flour and bull when you can go back to Jesus Christ with remorse in your heart and ask for Jesus. The Bible said, my people perish out of lack of ignorance, you were on of the people he was talking to. I pray God forgive you.

  4. O Christ-worshippers! We want an answer to our question [from your wise ones], ﺇﺫﺍ ﻣﺎﺕ ﺍﻹﻟﻪ ﺑﺼﻨﻊ ﻗﻮﻡ … ﺃﻣﺎﺗﻮﻩ ﻓﻤﺎ ﻫﺬﺍ ﺍﻹﻟﻪ If the Lord was murdered by some people’s act, what kind of God is this? ﻭﻫﻞ ﺃﺭﺿﺎﻩ ﻣﺎ ﻧﺎﻟﻮﻩ ﻣﻨﻪ … ﻓﺒﺸﺮﺍﻫﻢ ﺇﺫﺍً ﻧﺎﻟﻮﺍ ﺭﺿﺎﻩ We wonder! Was He pleased by what they did to Him? If yes, blessed be they, they achieved His pleasure, ﻭﺇﻥ ﺳﺨﻂ ﺍﻟﺬﻱ ﻓﻌﻠﻮﻩ ﻓﻴﻪ … ﻓﻘﻮّﺗﻬﻢ ﺇﺫﺍً ﺃﻭﻫﺖ ﻗِﻮﺍﻩ Butif He was discontented, this means their power had subjugated Him! ﻭﻫﻞ ﺑﻘﻲ ﺍﻟﻮﺟﻮﺩ ﺑﻼ ﺇﻟﻪ … ﺳﻤﻴﻊ ﻳﺴﺘﺠﻴﺐ ﻟﻤﻦ ﺩﻋﺎﻩ Was the whole entity left without a Sustainer; So who answered the prayers? ﻭﻫﻞ ﺧﻠﺖِ ﺍﻟﻄﺒﺎﻕ ﺍﻟﺴﺒﻊ ﻟﻤﺎ … ﺛﻮﻯ ﺗﺤﺖ ﺍﻟﺘﺮﺍﺏ ﻭﻗﺪ ﻋﻼﻩ Were the heavens vacated, when He laid under the ground somewhere? ﻭﻫﻞ ﺧﻠﺖ ﺍﻟﻌﻮﺍﻟﻢ ﻣﻦ ﺇﻟﻪٍ … ﻳﺪﺑﺮﻫﺎ ﻭﻗﺪ ﺳُﻤﺮَﺕ ﻳﺪﺍﻩ Were all the worlds left without a God, to manage while His hands were nailed? ﻭﻛﻴﻒ ﺗﺨﻠﺖ ﺍﻷﻣﻼﻙ ﻋﻨﻪ … ﺑﻨﺼﺮﻫﻢ ﻭﻗﺪ ﺳﻤﻌﻮﺍ ﺑﻜﺎﻩ Why did not the angels help Him, when they heard him while he wailed? ﻭﻛﻴﻒ ﺃﻃﺎﻗﺖ ﺍﻟﺨﺸﺒﺎﺕ ﺣﻤﻞ ﺍﻹﻟﻪ … ﺍﻟﺤﻖ ﺷﺪ ﻋﻠﻰ ﻗﻔﺎﻩ How could the rods stand to bear the True Lord when He was fastened, ﻭﻛﻴﻒ ﺩﻧﺎ ﺍﻟﺤﺪﻳﺪ ﺇﻟﻴﻪ ﺣﺘﻰ … ﻳﺨﺎﻟﻄﻪ ﻭﻳﻠﺤﻘﻪ ﺃﺫﺍﻩ How could the irons reached Him and [had] His body pinned? ﻭﻛﻴﻒ ﺗﻤﻜﻨﺖ ﺃﻳﺪﻱ ﻋﺪﺍﻩ … ﻭﻃﺎﻟﺖ ﺣﻴﺚ ﻗﺪ ﺻﻔﻌﻮﺍ ﻗﻔﺎﻩ How could His enemies’ hands reach Him and slap His rear, ﻭﻫﻞ ﻋﺎﺩ ﺍﻟﻤﺴﻴﺢ ﺇﻟﻰ ﺣﻴﺎﺓ … ﺃﻡ ﺍﻟﻤﺤﻴﻲ ﻟﻪ ﺭﺏّ ﺳﻮﺍﻩ Andwas Christ revived by himself, or was the Reviver another god? ﻭﻳﺎ ﻋﺠﺒﺎً ﻟﻘﺒﺮ ﺿﻢ ﺭﺑﺎً … ﻭﺃﻋْﺠَﺐَ ﻣﻨﻪ ﺑﻄﻦ ﻗﺪ ﺣﻮﺍﻩ What a sight it was, a grave that enclosed a god, Stranger still is the belly that confined Him! ﺃﻗﺎﻡ ﻫﻨﺎﻙ ﺗﺴﻌﺎ ﻣﻦ ﺷﻬﻮﺭ … ﻟﺪﻯ ﺍﻟﻈﻠﻤﺎﺕ ﻣﻦ ﺣﻴﺾٍ ﻏِﺬَﺍﻩ He stayed there for nine months in utter darkness, fed by blood! ﻭﺷﻖ ﺍﻟﻔﺮﺝ ﻣﻮﻟﻮﺩﺍ ﺻﻐﻴﺮﺍ … ﺿﻌﻴﻔﺎ ﻓﺎﺗﺤﺎ ﻟﻠﺜﺪﻯ ﻓﺎﻩ Then he got out of the womb as a small baby, Weak and gasping to be breast-fed! ﻭﻳﺄﻛﻞ ﺛﻢ ﻳﺸﺮﺏ ﺛﻢ ﻳﺄﺗﻲ … ﺑﻼﺯﻡ ﺫﺍﻙ ﻫﻞ ﻫﺬﺍ ﺇﻟﻪ He ate and drank, and did what that naturally resulted, Is this [what you call] a god? ﺗﻌﺎﻟﻰ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻦ ﺇﻓﻚ ﺍﻟﻨﺼﺎﺭﻯ … ﺳﻴﺴﺄﻝ ﻛﻠﻬﻢ ﻋﻤﺎ ﺍﻓﺘﺮﺍﻩ High Exalted be Allah above the lies of Christians, All of them will be held accountable for their libels, ﺃﻋﺒﺎﺩ ﺍﻟﺼﻠﻴﺐ ﻷﻱ ﻣﻌﻨﻰ … ﻳﻌﻈّﻢ ﺃﻭ ﻳﻘﺒّﺢ ﻣﻦ ﺭﻣﺎﻩ O Cross-worshippers! For what reason is this exalted and blame [is cast upon those] who reject it? ﻭﻫﻞ ﺗﻘﻀﻰ ﺍﻟﻌﻘﻮﻝ ﺑﻐﻴﺮ ﻛﺴﺮ … ﻭﺇﺣﺮﺍﻕ ﻟﻪ ﻭﻟﻤﻦ ﺑﻐﺎﻩ Is it not logical to break and burn it, along with the one who innovated it? ﺇﺫﺍ ﺭﻛَﺐَ ﺍﻹﻟﻪ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻛﺮﻫﺎ … ﻭﻗﺪ ﺷﺪﺕ ﻟﺘﺴﻤﻴﺮ ﻳﺪﺍﻩ Since the Lord was crucified on it, and his hands were fastened to it? ﻓﺬﺍﻙ ﺍﻟﻤﺮﻛ

  5. Just to add another point, Matthew ! clearly states Jesus is of the tribe of Judah!!!! Not Levi as you claim. For your information, priesthood was reserved clearly for Aaron nd his descendants while the Levites were restricted to serve as help for the priests to carry out other duties apart from attending to the areas designated as the holy place. Just in case it escaped your memory, “I have made you a priest after the order of Melchizedek” is in Psalm 110:4 and in Hebrews 5:8. So, let me educate you a bit, some of David’s psalms were prophecies, and even more specifically about Jesus, His coming, His death and Resurrection, Psalms 22 in particular gives details. Therefore, Oga, please study your bible before coming to platforms like this and embarrassing yourself and the rubbishing the Christian faith in the process.

  6. Now, I know this man has finally LOST IT!!!!!!!! he who the ‘gods’ want to kill, they first make mad. Hilarious though, none of those objects you have mentioned, including flour, money etc gets to the temple without been accompanied with bulls, lambs and goats. In actual fact, the book of Numbers give full details. Please, if you think writing a mail-informed article such as this would dissuade people from accepting Christ Jesus as Lord, then you are besides yourself. Apparently you are jobless. Rubbish!

  7. It would hav been better if u use ur talent to propagate d gospel of jesus christ instead of critizising what it has been written even b/4 u were born. God have mercy on u. Devil also know bible.

  8. If u don’t understand the Bible u keep ur mouth short

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