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.
Apparently, many people assume that Jesus asked forgiveness for his executioners because those poor suckers thought they were torturing an ordinary guy to death, which is then believed to be less horrid than killing the Son of God.
But in the Old Testament (which, covenantally spoken, ends at the resurrection and not the birth of Christ) we find the Mosaic law of an eye for an eye (and a death for a death).
Jesus was not asking forgiveness for their act, because that act was ordained pretty much at the creation. In stead He was asking forgiveness for their ignorance ("...for they know not what they are doing". Not knowing that Jesus was the Christ who had to be brought to deathwas their transgression.