Knowing that there IS an answer and that I just don’t happen to know what it is…I’ll ask it here.
I’m being confronted by Muslims about the numerous contradictions in the Bible, I’ve done some research & as it turns out most of these contradictions DO exist in translations of the Bible, BUT NOT in the Catholic NAB Bible posted on the Vatican’s website. I’ve been able to respond that those other Protestant Translations even the “Catholic Versions” of those Protestant Translations have been done outside the Christ’s Church so that is why it is possible to find errors in them;
HOWEVER, there are some contradictions in our Catholic NAB Bible which I KNOW our Catholic Church has the answer for, but I don’t know it:
In the Gospel of Matthew 27:27-28 - the Holy Spirit through Matthew says the soldiers placed on Jesus a SCARLET military cloak
In the Gospel of Mark 15:16-17 - the Holy Spirit through Mark says the soldiers clothed Jesus in PURPLE
In the Gospel of John 19:2 - the Holy Spirit through John says the soldiers placed on Jesus a PURPLE cloak
In the Gospel of Luke 23: 11- the Holy Spirit through the Luke doesn’t mention it which color the cloak was, which is fine since not every book says every little iota of what went on
The problem lies in when the color IS mentioned there are 2 completely different colors of the cloak described, which even *if *the true author of the Bible were merely human and Not God the Holy Spirit, the colors Scarlet Red and Purple can’t be confused for each other. Yet we Catholics all Know that the Bible was truly authored by God the Holy Spirit through the human authorship of those He has chosen through out Biblical history.
I need help - where do I find the Catholic Church’s answer to this question?
Our Catholic Church clearly teaches the inerrancy of the Bible in Dei Verbum, Providentissimus Deus, Divino Afflante Spiritu & the Catechism of the Catholic Church, so I need help in finding out how our Church does not consider this an error.
How & where does the Church officially explain this color of the cloak discrepancy?
I can’t wait to give these Muslims a strong answer as they were led away from Christianity to Islam because they had no answer to the so-called Biblical errors.