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Jim Meritt of Infidels.org claims the Bible contradicts itself on good deeds.<ref name=meritt>Meritt, Jim (1992). A list of Biblical contradictions. Retrieved from http://www.infidels.org/library/modern/jim_meritt/bible-contradictions.html.</ref> Dan Barker of [[FFRF]] also claims there is a contradiction here.<ref name=ffrf>Barker, D. (2019). "[https://ffrf.org/about/getting-acquainted/item/18408-bible-contradictions Bible Contradictions.]" ''FFRF.''</ref>
 
  
{{cquote|[[ABC:Matthew 5|Matthew 5:16]] Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
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==Verse 16: Should Good Works Be Seen? (FFRF)==
  
[[ABC:Matthew 6|Matthew 6:3]] But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:<br> 4 That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.}}
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Dan Barker of [[FFRF]] claims there is a contradiction here and makes the following comments (italicized).<ref name=ffrf>Barker, D. (2019). "[https://ffrf.org/about/getting-acquainted/item/18408-bible-contradictions Bible Contradictions.]" ''FFRF.''</ref> Jim Meritt of Infidels.org also claims the Bible contradicts itself on good deeds.<ref name=meritt>Meritt, Jim (1992). A list of Biblical contradictions. Retrieved from http://www.infidels.org/library/modern/jim_meritt/bible-contradictions.html.</ref>
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{{cquote|''Should Good Works Be Seen?''<br><br>[[ABC:Matthew 5|Matthew 5:16]] Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.<br><br>[[ABC:1 Peter 2|1 Peter 2:12]] Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.<br><br>''vs.''<br><br>[[ABC:Matthew 6|Matthew 6:1-4]] ¶ Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven. Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.<br><br>[[ABC:Matthew 23:3-5|Matthew 23:3-5]] All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not. For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers. But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,}}
  
 
Jesus when doing miracles took this a step further, strictly telling those He healed not to tell anyone about what He'd done. ([[ABC:Matthew 8|Mt. 8:4]]; [[ABC:Matthew 9|9:30]]; [[ABC:Matthew 12|12:16]]; [[ABC:Mark 5|Mk. 5:43]]; [[ABC:Mark 7|7:36]]; [[ABC:Luke 5|Lk. 5:14]]; [[ABC:Luke 8|8:56]]) As should be readily apparent, there is no contradiction here. Matthew 5:16 does not say to do good works before all - obviously those receiving alms will "see your good works and glorify your Father which is in Heaven." Matthew 5:16 is not a commandment to do alms openly in contradiction of 6:3, but to do them at all.
 
Jesus when doing miracles took this a step further, strictly telling those He healed not to tell anyone about what He'd done. ([[ABC:Matthew 8|Mt. 8:4]]; [[ABC:Matthew 9|9:30]]; [[ABC:Matthew 12|12:16]]; [[ABC:Mark 5|Mk. 5:43]]; [[ABC:Mark 7|7:36]]; [[ABC:Luke 5|Lk. 5:14]]; [[ABC:Luke 8|8:56]]) As should be readily apparent, there is no contradiction here. Matthew 5:16 does not say to do good works before all - obviously those receiving alms will "see your good works and glorify your Father which is in Heaven." Matthew 5:16 is not a commandment to do alms openly in contradiction of 6:3, but to do them at all.
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Revision as of 17:09, 31 October 2019

Verse 16: Should Good Works Be Seen? (FFRF)

Dan Barker of FFRF claims there is a contradiction here and makes the following comments (italicized).[1] Jim Meritt of Infidels.org also claims the Bible contradicts itself on good deeds.[2]

Should Good Works Be Seen?

Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

1 Peter 2:12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.

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Matthew 6:1-4 ¶ Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven. Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.

Matthew 23:3-5 All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not. For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers. But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,

Jesus when doing miracles took this a step further, strictly telling those He healed not to tell anyone about what He'd done. (Mt. 8:4; 9:30; 12:16; Mk. 5:43; 7:36; Lk. 5:14; 8:56) As should be readily apparent, there is no contradiction here. Matthew 5:16 does not say to do good works before all - obviously those receiving alms will "see your good works and glorify your Father which is in Heaven." Matthew 5:16 is not a commandment to do alms openly in contradiction of 6:3, but to do them at all.

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  1. Barker, D. (2019). "Bible Contradictions." FFRF.
  2. Meritt, Jim (1992). A list of Biblical contradictions. Retrieved from http://www.infidels.org/library/modern/jim_meritt/bible-contradictions.html.

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