My friend is a very strong Atheist and has been now for nearly three and a half years and one of the contradictions he gives are between 1 John 4:12 where it says that no man has seen God but in Genesis 32:20 Jacob says has seen God face to face and even wrestled with God, how can we explain this apparent contradiction and would this be considered a contradiction?
No man hath seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.
No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.
1 John 4:12
And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.