ABC:Romans 15

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Verse 33 calls this a contradiction because on the one hand God is called a "man of war" and on the other a "God of peace", as though both statements are diametrically opposed or somehow incompatible.[1]

This is no more a contradiction than God saying He gives us peace inside even though we will have tribulation outside.

We have peace in God even though outwardly there is trial, war, and tribulation. God is a God of inward peace and yet a warrior as well. This is no contradiction, indeed some of the great martial artists like Bruce Lee focused on inner peace even as their fighting capabilities were honed to a razor's edge. The concept of God's glory is as aptly stated by John Dryden and characterized by Jeff Bridges in Tron Legacy, "Beware the wrath of a patient man."


  1. Meritt, Jim (1992). A list of Biblical contradictions. Retrieved from