How do you deal with contradiction in the Bible? Of course we know there is not any true contradiction in the Bible but there are many places that SEEMINGLY contradict other places. There are place that speak of men being predestined to salvation and other places that say all who believe shall be saved, One place may say "wine is a mocker" another place says to take wine for your stomach. There are two common ways I see that peopel handle these things: The most common seem to be to try to eradicate or explain away or just simply ignore one side.. The hypercalvinist for instance may say that since God is sovereign, then why do anything? Someone else may see "take a little wine for your stomach" and decide that a little is a quart every evening. Yet another person may embrace open theism. So, if you encounter a conflict like this, how do you deal with it in your own mind?