Nope. There are contradictions. As has been mentioned before, for example, the question of being saved by faith alone, or faith and works. There are many passages which directly contradict each other, even on such basic concepts as that.Contradictions? There are no contradictions; only knowledge that we don't have yet.
Funny, that's exactly what each sect says about all the others. So then how does one objectively determine which sect, if any, is correct? The Bible? I guess it's not perfect or clear enough to make that determination, is it?Disagreeing sects are all a bit short on knowledge. When they learn the truth, they will agree on it.
Then scripture is manifestly wrong, obviously.Scripture says that the Messiah (Jesus) would speak in dark parables, so that wicked men could not use/abuse them.
Odd then that the Holy Spirit would give differing and conflicting answers to all the people seeking it.His parables are known throughout the world. The Holy Spirit reveals the truth of those matters to those who seek Him.
But here you are saying works are not required for salvation, which contradicts many passages (which I'm happy to list if you like) which say works are a required component of being saved, not a result.One is saved BY FAITH...when they are 'saved', their hearts are changed, and they naturally do good works. These works are honored by rewards/crowns.
Why did God treat the Hebrews with special favor when there were so many other cultures around the world doing the same thing?No one is sent to hell for 'unwittingly' going off the path. God is so merciful, that He made special arrangements for the Hebrews who sinned UNKNOWINGLY. He will not do less for us...for HE never changes, and He does not respect one person/group over another.
It's a remarkable coincidence that each culture is the special favorite of the deities that they say exist, and share all of their values with, isn't it?