I read great responses to the supposed errors of Tobit and Judith. However, Protestants also say that 1 and 2 Macabees, Sirach, Wisdom, and Baruch contains errors (historical and/or geographical and contradictions to other Scriptures).
Is there any site that will respond to Protestants who say this? Thanks
These Protestant sites “supposedly” demonstrates these errors:
For example it “justforCatholics”: “Sirach 12:4-7 advices, “Give to the godly man, and help not a sinner. Do well unto him that is lowly, but give not to the ungodly; hold back thy bread, and give it not unto him… give unto the good, and help not the sinner.” This sound more like pagan philosophy rather than the teaching of God, “But I say to you who hear: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you… Give to everyone who asks of you. And from him who takes away your goods do not ask them back” (Luke 6:27,30). “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him a drink;” (Romans 12:20, Proverbs 25:21).”
And again, “Tobit 12:9 states that ‘alms doth deliver from death, and shall purge away all sin.’ But the Bible states that ‘the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin’ (1 John 1:7). Being assured by the Word of God that Christ’s blood really cleanses from all sin, we cannot accept that alms-giving is an a different way of purging sin. In fact the Bible makes it clear that ‘without the shedding of blood there is no remission’ (Hebrews 9:14). Tobit proposes an alternative way for purging sin apart from the shedding of blood” (the link above “JustforCatholics”)
How can refute this and the other “supposed contradictions (and historical errors)”?