If the Gospels are inspired, why the inconsistencies on all important matters?

The Catholic Answers

There are no inconsistencies in any single important matter. Each Gospel is a fragmentary account, and each writer gives complementary, not contradictory details. Supposing that I went from London to Rome for a three months’ holiday, but on the way broke my journey for a week in Paris. Later on I might write to a friend, “I spent my holidays in Rome.” Yet to another friend I could say, “During my holidays I stayed in Paris.” There is no real inconsistency, although the friends, on comparing notes, might find an apparent inconsistency. But almost at once they would say, “He might have done both. The one does not exclude the other. He omitted to mention Paris in the one account, Rome in the other.” So, too, with the Gospels. One Gospel will mention details which others pass over in their brief accounts.

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