Scripture Olympics

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When scriptures compete with each other...

Actually, scriptures don't compete with each other.

There are two times that scriptures seem to go head-to-head against each other.

1) When we try to live by both the Old Testament and the New Testament at the same time.
     Christ has fulfilled the requirements of the Old Testament, so we are free to live
     in the New Testament. Those in Christ need not fear the Old Testament.

2) Scriptures seem to collide when we have an incomplete understanding 
     of all the scripture that pertains to a certain subject. 
     This may be because of growing up under a narrow focus on one or two scriptures on a topic, 
     leaving listeners with an anemic, incomplete understanding of the will of God on that subject.