Dan Corner Examines: Is King Saul’s Death a Bible Contradiction?

Is Saul’s Death A Bible Contradiction?

Various false religions want us to wrongly think the Bible is not accurate and contains contradictions. To do this, they sometimes mention King Saul’s death. Needlessly, some people are confused by the following three Bible passages. First consider 1 Sam 31:3-5 where the actual historical account of what happened the day of Saul’s death is recorded:

The fighting grew fierce around Saul, and when the archers overtook him, they wounded him critically. Saul said to his armor-bearer, “Draw your sword and run me through, or these uncircumcised fellows will come and run me through and abuse me.” But his armor-bearer was terrified and would not do it; so Saul took his own sword and fell on it. When the armor-bearer saw that Saul was dead, he too fell on his sword and died with him. (1 Sam 31:3-5)

This next passage is where King David tells us the young Amalekite thought his lie would be good news to David and he would get a reward for his report.

“I happened to be on Mount Gilboa,” the young man said, “and there was Saul, leaning on his spear, with the chariots and riders almost upon him. When he turned around and saw me, he called out to me, and I said, ‘What can I do?’ He asked me, ‘Who are you?’ ‘An Amalekite,’ I answered. Then he said to me, ‘Stand over me and kill me! I am in the throes of death, but I’m still alive.’ So I stood over him and killed him, because I knew that after he had fallen he could not survive. And I took the crown that was on his head and the band on his arm and have brought them here to my lord.” (2 Sam 1:6-10)

Dan Corner Explains The Key To Understanding This Passage

At first glance, this seems to be a contradiction. However, the key to understanding Saul’s death is the following passage.

When a man told me, “Saul is dead,” and thought he was bringing good news, I seized him and put him to death in Ziklag. That was the reward I gave him for his news! (2 Sam 4:10)

Again, the KEY to understanding this alleged contradiction is 2 Sam. 4:10. That is where David tells us the young Amalekite thought his lie would be good news to David and he would get a reward for his report. The actual historical account is 1 Sam. 31:3-5 and that becomes apparent with 2 Sam. 4:10. There is no contradiction in those passages.

Dan Corner is a Bible teacher and holiness preacher. Visit his apologetic website at http://www.evangelicaloutreach.org for much more information.

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Can you lose your salvation, or does falling into immorality prove you were never really saved to begin with?

The statement, He was never really saved to begin with is used sometimes by the once saved always saved advocates to describe a professing Christian who falls into adultery, greed, drunkenness, pornography, homosexuality, etc. or false doctrinal beliefs to protect their doctrine from the charge of teaching a license to sin. Many Scriptures prove the possibility of loss of salvation, when a righteous person turns to evil. Please view this beautiful new video. Dan Corner of Evangelical Outreach is Biblical and passionate for truth, as you will hear.

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Find out what is wrong with the GOSPEL MESSAGE preached in churches today. Click the GOSPEL MESSAGE link, then sit back and soak in this one hour audio, while Dan Corner gives actual audio quotes from the top eternal security teachers, then proves from the Bible that this is another gospel as he refutes their faulty understanding of eternal salvation.

Dan Corner is an author, evangelist and Bible teacher who has written the scholarly, comprehensive and exhaustive 801 page book titled, “The Believer’s Conditional Security.” Contact Evangelical Outreach for your own copy at http://www.evangelicaloutreach.org

The HOUSE of God | Temple of God | By Dan Corner

In Old Testament times, the “house of God” was a building in one specific location (Psa 84:10). However, after Jesus died on the cross, the physical body of the Christian is the temple (or house) of God. Again, the house of God is not a church building now. Christians are the house of God, but only if they hold on to their courage and the hope of which they boast (Heb 3:6). See also 1 Cor 3:16,17 in the NKJV.

Please also know that the man made, so-called tabernacle inside the Catholic church where the left over wafers (or Eucharist) are kept is not the house of God:

However, the Most High does not live in houses made by men. (Acts 7:48)

For much more information view the apologetic website of Dan Corner


Hymenaeus and Philetus

Hymenaeus and Philetus were first century false teachers, who were previously saved:

Their teaching will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus, who have wandered away from the truth. They say that the resurrection has already taken place, and they destroy the faith of some. (2 Tim 2:17,18)

That alone reflects the intensity of the Christian life, for it reveals two people who once had salvation, but since wandered away from it! Somehow the devil got them to accept a lie about the resurrection. After they were deceived, they in turn spread false teaching about the resurrection. That had a destructive effect on the Christians who were not guarded and got deceived. It actually destroyed their faith! Points to remember are:

● Christians should not be listening to false teachers.
● Paul named the false teachers for the sake of Christian truth.
● Being taught certain false doctrine can destroy your faith! If one has his faith destroyed, he is no longer a Christian and is back on the road to hell again.

These show how dangerous false teachers and false doctrine can be! It is not good enough to just believe in God (as do the demons), for Hymenaeus and Philetus still did that and they had wandered from the faith.

[Dan Corner exclusively uses the Bible for his teachings. Learn more about the Christian life, the importance of the true gospel; etc. at Evangelical Outreach.]

FALSE Prophets

Jesus openly warned that many false prophets would “deceive many people” (Mt. 24:11). False prophets can even use what they claim to be the word of God to spread dangerous lies. You can know them by their “fruit” (Mt. 7:16), not by their popularity or the sign gifts some of them can provide. Some even have large followings and appear humble and sincere as they speak with conviction. Again, you cannot identify a false prophet by their popularity or affluence (Luke 6:26). From God’s perspective, they are DANGEROUS ravenous wolves in sheep’s clothing (Mt. 7:15)!

Holiness Preacher Dan Corner teaches about the dangers of false prophets and exposes the ones who are not easily recognized. It is important for Christians not to be gullible. To learn more about false prophets and other topics related to Christianity and the Christian life as a whole, go to Evangelical Outreach.

What Are Near Death Experiences?

A popular topic of our hour is near death experiences (NDE). Near death experiences, also sometimes referred to as out of body experiences (OBE), happen when people claim to have visions of themselves or others who have passed away during a moment when their heart has stopped. A vital point with near death experiences is the fact that they are contradictory to each other and to the word of God. They are clearly a way for the devil to deceive people away from the Biblical message. NOTE: ANY and all experiences which conflict with the message of the Bible cannot be from the same source that produced the Bible, namely God. The ONLY way to enter God’s loving presence and paradise environment after death is to be a Bible defined Christian, which is impossible without Jesus Christ (John 14:6; Acts 4:12; John 10:9).

Evangelical Dan Corner explains near death experiences and how they can adversely affect people spiritually. To read more go to Evangelical Outreach.


Too often, those who have found true salvation have afterwards turned away from the Lord Jesus and have become both spiritually dead and lost again like the prodigal son did (Luke 15:24). Some of the people who lose their salvation want to find their way back to God, but feel that they may have sinned too much to ever be forgiven. In contrast, the Bible gives us examples of how others have returned to God and have been forgiven again. When a person becomes repentant, turning away from their idols to serve God, they can find forgiveness and salvation.

Holiness Preacher Dan Corner uses examples in the Bible to show that God provides forgiveness to those who have become backsliders, who repent so that they can live a spiritual life again. Dan Corner uses the words of the Bible to explain this and many issues that are of present-day concerns to Christians and those who are looking for salvation. To learn more, visit http://www.evangelicaloutreach.org/

Woe To You When All Men Speak Well Of You

The woes in the Bible are important to take note of. One seems to specifically address ministry popularity unlike anything else. It is also related to a characteristic of the false prophets. Ponder it carefully:

Woe to you when all men speak well of you, for that is how their fathers treated the false prophets. (Luke 6:26)

NOTE: The very thing that many seek after—having all men speak well of them—is the exact thing that Christians, especially teachers, should never seek after. It is not a characteristic which reflects spiritual achievement or sound doctrine. That type of popularity comes at a high price—compromise. When preachers soften the Biblical message for the sake of the favor of the audience, truth becomes a side issue or even a non-issue. That in turn leads to false doctrine, sin and the destruction of precious SOULS. True servants of God are commanded to teach the message of the Bible, even when it is not popular and may upset the hearers. That is how the Lord and his followers did it. Truth is what people vitally need, even if the majority walk away after hearing it, as happened with the Lord Jesus (John 6:66). Until people get exposed to, and acquainted with God’s truth, they will be easy prey for the devil.

Did you notice in Luke 6:26 that the false prophets (who are dangerous deceivers) tend to be well liked? That proves one’s popularity doesn’t mean he is sound or is serving God. So what is the criterion? The Scriptures are the test of sound teaching (2 Tim. 3:16,17). If one is proclaiming pleasant fine-sounding things (which allow for immorality and the possession of eternal life at the same time), he is speaking empty words (Eph. 5:5-7), even though they may seem to exalt the cross or the Lord Jesus somehow. That is a common tactic which is used in our day and by which some are duped by. Reader, stay alert and know that the true message from the HOLY Spirit will stress holy living and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord:

Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. (Heb 12:14)

[Dan Corner is a former Catholic who became a Protestant minister because of reading the Bible.]