Misunderstanding the Bible
Common misbeliefs about the Bible
A typical trait of angels is that they sing.|
The Bible says that the earth is flat.
The Tree Of Knowledge of Good and Evil was a bad, bad tree.
Sarah snickered because she didn't believe she'd be a mom.
Jonah was gobbled up by a whale.
Satan is God's counter-pole. Darkness and fire belong to Satan.
In the Bible black stands for bad and white stands for good.
A true story is something that actually happened.
The Bible is the Word of God
The Bible is infallible
If you're good, you'll go to heaven. If you're bad, you'll go to hell.
God destroyed the Tower of Babel to punish the builders.
During a duel with Satan, God wrecked Job just to make a point.
Jesus was born in a stable; ox, donkey, and the angels sang!
Astrology is always wrong.
Hand palm reading is always wrong.
Jesus was a Jew, from the line of David
Jesus had nails through His feet.
Jesus asked God to forgive His executioners for crucifying Him.
Jesus was very poor
Thomas was a heinous unbeliever, made a fool of by Christ.
Angels don't sing. Not in Scriptures. There's no mentioning of an ox or a donkey in either account (Matthew and Luke). We don't know how many magi showed up (could have been any amount from two to a few thousand. Western tradition holds to three, eastern tradition maintains twelve; both guesses are utterly unfounded). The shepherds and the magi never meet, and are not even in the same account together.
Jesus was not born in a stable in a field, but in a house in Bethlehem. Luke tells us how the shepherds went from the field into the town of Bethlehem. In Matthew 2:11 the magi enter 'the house' and find Christ and Mary.
Right after the Exodus the Passover is instated (Ex 12). The Israelites were to keep a lamb in their house from the tenth until the fourteenth of the first month. Hence pretty much every house contained a manger (like in our time pretty much every house contains a string of christmas lights, most of the time in a box in the attic). That Jesus was put in the Passover-manger is of such enormous Theological significance that it's almost a miracle that tradition hasn't noticed it.