The enemies of Truth have always resorted to unethical tactics to avoid the plain teachings of the Bible and often take portions of scripture out of their proper context or pit one passage against another in an effort to make the Bible contradict itself. This underhanded method of study is the result of surface reading and failure to harmonize all that has been written on the subject. Such treacherous and fundamentally disingenuous methods of analysis have been used as weapons against the Shepherd’s Rod message ever since its inception in 1930. A common tactic was to attempt to pit the Spirit of Prophecy against the teachings of the Rod. The author of this message, Victor T. Houteff, faced these misleading attempts to side step the truth head on with sound logic and solid Bible reasoning on numerous occasions. Below is a convenient table which summarizes ten examples that were first publicized in the Symbolic Codes for your admonition and prayerful contemplation. The complete text for this compilation can be downloaded as a PDF by clicking here: Apparent Contradictions.
May God bless your sincere search for the truth and to hear both sides of the story before firing for or against.
Addressing Apparent Contradictions Between the Shepherd’s Rod and the Spirit of Prophecy