Before I elaborate on the titled subject, the reader should realize that there is a lot in The HOLY BIBLE that makes obvious and logical common sense, but a rather disturbing portion which does not.

That predicament is well described by the following verses within that Bible, respectively:

Numbers 12:8 With him I speak mouth to mouth, clearly, and not in dark speech; and he beholds the form of the LORD. Why then were you not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?"

Second Corinthians 1:13 For we write you nothing but what you can read and understand; I hope you will understand fully

Fine and good. But, on the other hand:

John 10:6 This figure Jesus used with them, but they did not understand what He was saying to them.
John 16:29 His disciples said, "Ah, now You are speaking plainly, not in any figure!

First Corinthians 2:14 The non-spiritual human does not receive the gifts of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.

Hebrews 11:19 He considered that God was able to raise men even from the dead; hence, figuratively speaking, he did receive him back.

Second Peter 3:15 And count the forbearance of our Lord as salvation. So also our beloved brother Paul wrote to you according to the wisdom given him,
Second Peter 3:16 speaking of this as he does in all his letters. There are some things in them hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other scriptures.

Some things recorded in Holy Writ are tricky, and I suppose that the Spirit of the Divinely-inspired human authors of Scripture wanted it that way to reflect the deviousness of humans:

John 7:8 Go to the feast yourselves; I am not going up to this feast, for My time has not yet fully come."
John 7:9 So saying, He remained in Galilee.
John 7:10 But after His brothers had gone up to the feast, then He also went up, not publicly but in private.

John 11:5 Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.
John 11:6 So when He heard that he was ill, He stayed two days longer in the place where He was.

Was Jesus lying in John 7? Was it logical to show love by not promptly going to heal Lazarus before he got worse in John 11? Where is the logic and sense in all that?

Some things in the Bible are downright obnoxious, like for example the cannibalistic-like public proclamation of Jesus for everyone to eat His own flesh and drink His own blood:

John 6:54 he who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.
John 6:56 He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him.

If you or I went up to some cop or whoever and told them to eat our flesh and drink our blood, the handcuffs would promptly be used in the process of escorting us to security guards and shrinks in state mental hospitals.

No wonder many of Christ's disciples left Him:

John 6:53 So Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you have no life in you;
54 he who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.
55 For my flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.
56 He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him.
57 As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so he who eats me will live because of me.
58 This is the bread which came down from heaven, not such as the fathers ate and died; he who eats this bread will live for ever."
60 Many of his disciples, when they heard it, said, "This is a hard saying; who can listen to it?"
61 But Jesus, knowing in himself that his disciples murmured at it, said to them, "Do you take offense at this? {A rhetorical question? Shouldn't such be quite apparent?]
62 Then what if you were to see the Son of man ascending where he was before [and what has that to do with anything?]
63 It is the spirit that gives life, the flesh is of no avail; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life.
66 After this many of his disciples drew back and no longer went about with him.
67 Jesus said to the twelve, "Do you also wish to go away?"
68 Simon Peter answered him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life;
69 and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God."

Ah, the Lord Himself explains the noxiously yucky cannibalistic suggestion with a relieving elaboration that His words are merely: "spirit and life."

Saint Peter Simonson (a.k.a. son of Simon) seconds the motion with: " have the words of eternal life."

Whatever. Words are only words. No actual illegal flesh-and-blood cannibalism after all, I guess. And all this flesh-and-blood fastfood cusine or dining out uttered by a guy who spoke windstorms into silence, spoke dead guys back to life, spoke water into wine, walked (not slalomed) on liquid (and not ice) water, gave sight to men born blind, and rose from the dead.

Sometimes, there is a English translation problem.

Some English translations of Luke 17:34 state that "two men will be sleeping in one bed from which one is taken and the other left. Others instead declare that "two" will be in one bed and so on without any reference to human males sleeping together, which males bed-sharing to me would have despicable homosexual connotations. The original Greek comes to the rescue by having no specific references whatsoever to human males.

Other utterances by Jesus also puzzle me:

Matthew 24:38 For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark
Luke 17:28 Likewise as it was in the days of Lot?they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built,

The latter reference infers benign repetitive activities before judgment falls, but why Jesus mentioned a holy and sacred thing like marriage in the Matthew 24:38 reference irritates me. It would have made more sense if the Matthew 24:38 had rather stated: "....before the flood they were eating, drinking, urinating, defecating, fornicating, stealing, lying, swearing, etc."

Oh well.

Sometimes, it appears that a specific event is described as an apparent contradiction to either the same or a very similar event elsewhere in Scripture:

Second Samuel 24:1 Again the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel, and he incited David against them, saying, "Go, number Israel and Judah."
First Chronicles 21:1 Satan stood up against Israel, and incited David to number Israel.

Make up your mind, Scripture writers! Which is it - The LORD.....or instead Satan?

And hey, out! Let there be no blaspheming the LORD by equating Him with Satan! Remember:

Matthew 12:31 Therefore I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven.
Matthew 12:32 And whoever says a word against the Son of man will be forgiven; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.
Luke 12:10 And every one who speaks a word against the Son of man will be forgiven; but he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.

Here is another one:

Matthew 15:38 Those who ate were four thousand men, besides women and children.
Matthew 16:9 Do you not yet perceive? Do you not remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets you gathered?
Matthew 16:10 Or the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many baskets you gathered?
Mark 6:44 And those who ate the loaves were five thousand men.
Mark 8:9 And there were about four thousand people.
Mark 8:19 When I broke the five loaves for the five thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces did you take up?" They said to him, "Twelve."
Mark 8:20 "And the seven for the four thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces did you take up?" And they said to Him, "Seven."

Two different feedings?

At least the menu did not include Jesus-brand rye or wheat flesh bread, nor concord or chablais or port wine blood.

Hello Dracula? Excuse me while I go and vomit. Now, and every Sunday after communion mass.

But before I do.....

Matthew 16:11 How is it that you fail to perceive that I did not speak about bread? Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees."

Perhaps He was not referring to real yeast either.

My my, may God give us discernment to distinguish the literal from figurative and symbolic metaphors.

Leviticus 17:11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood; and I have given it for you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that makes atonement, by reason of the life.
Leviticus 17:14 For the life of every creature is the blood of it; therefore I have said to the people of Israel, You shall not eat the blood of any creature, for the life of every creature is its blood; whoever eats it shall be cut off.
Leviticus 19:26 "You shall not eat any flesh with the blood in it. You shall not practice augury or witchcraft [bye bye, Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings, plus the Bible-less/Jesus-less/Creator-less Star Trek: Next Generation).
Deuteronomy 12:16 Only you shall not eat the blood; you shall pour it out upon the earth like water.
Deuteronomy 12:23 Only be sure that you do not eat the blood; for the blood is the life, and you shall not eat the life with the flesh.


There is (to my present knowledge) verifiably NO Greek-based use of the word "Aramaic" whatsoever in the entire New Testament.

On Easter Day, a certain pastor in a church I then attended read from some strange modern mis-translation of the New Testament in which he declared that Mary spoke to Jesus at His tomb in "Aramaic." After thoroughly doing an exhaustive word search in my Bible-translations computer software, I discovered that he was completely non-justified in uttering that word: "Aramaic" -- being that there is NO such word with the New-Testament Scrivener/Trinitarian Greek Text.



That got me going into deeper reflection, and consequential broader ramifications.

Beware of anyone who says that "they spoke Aramaic in the days of Jesus" -- as such presumptive deceivers have absolutely NO Biblical proof at all that such was the case, but they are simply mouthing the possibly-antisemitic concocted conjecture of their own or some other goof's immentality.

Of course, "Hebrew" and "Latin" and "Greek" are mentioned within the New-Testament text:



In fact, in my search, I also found no basis whatsoever (in the inerrant Greek Text named) for Mary speaking to Jesus: " Hebrew...." -- as the following screen snapshot of Scripture from my software indicates:



There are, however, a very few references to: "Aramaic" in the Old Testament, though that is clearly no proof that the main language spoken by Hebrew Israelites was 'Aramaic' back in those times:


It's not enough to simply sit down and think how fortunate we are and how we are so blessed.
What is also needed is to tell and especially thank someone for it.

That Someone is God in Christ Jesus.