Evangelical creationist Kent Hovind claimed Monday that God had purposefully inserted contradictions into the Bible to “weed out” atheists and non-believers.
Hovind posted a YouTube video responding to a follower’s question regarding contradictions in the book of Acts.
Hovind explained that if he was God…
“I would write the book in such a way that those who don’t want to believe in me anyway would think they found something. ‘Aha, here’s why I don’t believe.’”
“And then they could go on with their own life because they don’t want to believe God anyways,” Hovind said. “I would put things in there that would appear without digging to be contradictions. I don’t think that’s deceptive, I think that’s wise for the Heavenly Father to weed out those who are really serious.”
Hovind then points out that he made a choice to “believe the Bible until it is proven wrong.”
“I know others who have decided, ‘I’m not going to believe it until you prove everything is right,’” he said. “Okay, you do whatever you want to do, but I made the opposite decision.”
Watch the video here:
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