I love it when people contact me and seek clarification about the meaning of Bible passages. As a pastor and a Bible teacher, I love this stuff.
Most of the time.
There are certain passages that for me are just hard to understand. This is not a plea for people to explain them to me. I have read the explanations but I still find them rather strange. Here are four passages that totally confuse me.
- “On the trip, at an overnight campsite, it happened that the Lord confronted him (Moses) and sought to put him to death. So Zipporah took a flint, cut off her son’s foreskin, and threw it at Moses’ feet. Then she said, “You are a bridegroom of blood to me!” So He let him alone. At that time she said, “You are a bridegroom of blood,” referring to the circumcision.” (Exodus 4:24-26, HCSB)
- “Jesus shouted again with a loud voice and gave up His spirit. Suddenly, the curtain of the sanctuary was split in two from top to bottom; the earth quaked and the rocks were split. The tombs were also opened and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised. And they came out of the tombs after His resurrection, entered the holy city, and appeared to many.” (Matthew 27:50-53, HCSB)
- “Otherwise what will they do who are being baptized for the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, then why are people baptized for them?” (1 Corinthians 15:29)
- “But she will be saved through childbearing, if she continues in faith, love, and holiness, with good judgment.” (1 Timothy 2:15, HCSB)
What Bible passages do you find confusing?