How do you KNOW that the bible is true at all? Outside of the church and the bible itself what proof is there to say that the bible is at all accurate in its historical accounts? No where really in fact the bible is contradicts what a actual history that hasthe been compared from several different sources says. But you wont accept that and merely fall into circular reasoning trap. "How do I know God is true? The bible tells me so. How do I know the bible is true? Because God says its true."
How do we know the Bible is true? The External evidence, there is internal evidence, that gives us good reason to trust the Bible. In other words, there are facts inside of the Bible that demonstrate it is a reliable and trustworthy source of information. The Bible claims that it is from God. For example, in II Samuel 23:2 David, who wrote many of the psalms, stated that what he wrote came from God. Jeremiah stated the same thing (Jeremiah 1:4), as did the Apostle Paul (I Thessalonians 2:13). Peter says Paul’s writings are "scripture" (II Peter 3:16). Jesus Himself makes many statements about the Bible's trustworthy character (Luke 16:17, 24:44, John 17:17). For example, Jesus routinely considered all Old Testament stories to be trustworthy accounts (Luke 11:51, 17:26-33)....... The Bible was written over a period of more than 1,500 years, from Moses' time (before 1400 B.C.) to the time of the Apostle John (about A.D. 100). The total number of human authors is at least forty. And yet, even though all these different men wrote at different times, the message they wrote is always the same, without any contradiction in any details. The reason is that God is the author, who used men to set down what He wanted to say. The human writers lived and died at different times, but the same God Who lives forever told each man what to write. For that reason, we are able to compare different parts of the Bible and find that they agree with, support, and clarify each other (I Corinthians 2:13). We can go to any part of the Bible and know it is consistently trustworthy...
Well, there's nothing I can do for you. By the way, it's all up to God. Because, He knows who is of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him. We read this truth in the book of John 6:44 and verse 64-65.... "No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day...John 6:44...." But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him. And he said, therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father...John 6:64-65."
I am a Christian, but I do not believe that everything that happened in the Bible is true. For instance, I believe in evolution. I can see easily how people will turn away from Christianity because of the Bible. You could say that I have a mixed religion, I suppose. I simply believe in certain morals, and I belive that there is a higher deity watching me. This is just my opinion.
Matthew 27:34 and Mark 15:23 don't qualify as a contradiction yet, since we can't validate whether or not both myrrh and gall were mixed in the wine, nor can we be certain how many times Jesus was offered wine based on these accounts.
People who has contradictions with the bible, is because, they donn't compare scriptures to rest of the whole Bible. So, therefore, many people end up making their own private interpretation of the Bible, which is contrary to the word of God of the Bible. The Bible teaches very clear, we are not to make our own private interpretation of the bible, only suit our lusful needs. The Bible has it's own interpretation and it's excellent for proof and corrections........ ". . .And straightway one of them ran , and took a spunge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink...Matthew 27:48." ". . .And one ran and filled a spunge full of vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink, saying, Let alone; let us see whether Elias will come to take him down. . .Mark 15:36." ". . . And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar...Luke 23:36." ". . . Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a spunge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth...John 19:29.
Concerning the difficulty between Acts 9:7 vs. Acts 22:9
The genitive case is utilized in 9:7, so the most accurate english translation we have is "hearing a voice" (voice is in the partitive genitive case in this verse). However, Acts 22:9 employs the accusative case in “they heard not the voice”, which is closer to our english version of "they did not understand (or perceive) the voice"
In other words, the travelers with Saul heard the sound of the voice (according to 9:7), but did not understand what Christ said (according to 22:9).
Keep in mind that the author is responsible for writing both accounts, and would not likely write any contradictions willingly or unwillingly so close together. And understanding greek meaning and context is imperative when approaching bible difficulties such as these.
You failed to read the whole Bible, that's why you've contradict yourself. Paul indeed heard the voice of the "Lord Jesus Christ." And, the people with him should not hear the voice of God. In verse 14, God made an assurance, that he would be the only one to hear his voice and to know the will of God. So, yeah, there's no contradiction here.....By the way, the author of the Bible is God himself, not men nor Paul no the rest of the desciples." Because, every words in the Bible came from the mouth of God and it's written by the "Will of God", and not men................ ". . . Came unto me, and stood, and said unto me, Brother Saul, receive thy sight. And the same hour I looked up upon him. And he said, The God of our fathers hath chosen thee, that thou shouldest know his will, and see that "Just One", and shouldest hear the voice of his mouth. For thou shalt be his witness unto all men of what thou hast seen and heard. . . John 22:13-15."
Because, they do cherry picking of the word of God, only to suit their needs. This is what happened, when you read one or two verses. It's not easy just by reading one or two verses and make up your own interpretation. This is what many people do, when they do not understand. That's why we have concordance to check every verse to rest of the whole Bible in order for us to see the light of the Bible. Otherwise, you will end up contradicting yourself and to others.