As I stated at the outset, every seeming Scriptural “contradiction” that can ever be posited will fall down under proper exegetical and systematic Bible study; it has to, and always has, by nature of the divine author that one would ultimately challenge.
“Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth forever. For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: But the word of the Lord endureth forever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.” - 1 Peter 1: 23-25