Skeptics say that the Bible is filled with inconsistencies. In a way, they are right. The only problem is that the skeptics are focusing on the wrong inconsistencies.
Scripture says that we should not love the world. Then it says “For God so loved the world…” God mandated that mankind would die. Then He gave us resurrection. The Bible teaches that God is just. And yet He did Himself the supreme injustice by taking on the ultimate punishment and being executed as a criminal though He was blameless. God established a means of human reproduction. Yet the virgin conceived the most important offspring of all time.
All of these inconsistencies display ways that God expresses His love to us. So, yes, skeptics – there are some paradoxes of sorts in the Bible. And we’re all better off for them.