The Bible on Science

Just remember. The following facts were written a range of approximately 3,500 years to 2,000 years ago. The problem is not the Bible’s inaccuracy but man’s misunderstandings of the Bible. Honestly, science is just playing catch-up. How could 39+ authors, spread over a 1,500 year period of authorship, get all these facts right? If ever there is a proof for the existence of God, it would be the Bible’s scientific accuracy.

[the following credited to Dr. Richard Hand, Professor of Bible]

Astronomy and Earth Science:

  • There are billions of stars – Gen. 15:5, Dt. 28:62; Jer. 33:22
  • The Universe is expanding, “spreading out” as if by a Big Bang – Ps. 104:2; Is 40:22, 48:13; Job 37:18; Zech. 12:1
  • Each star has unique light emission and intensity – 1 Cor. 15:41
  • The sun races through space at over 600,000 miles per hour – Ps. 19:4-6 (“The sun is racing around the earth?” …”No, but the earth is on its axis.”)
  • The earth rests on & hangs on nothing – Job 26:7
  • The earth is round – Is. 40:22; Job 22:14; Prov. 8:27
  • The entire earth once had a milder climate – Gen. 2:5-6
  • The water cycle (condensation & evaporation) – Ecc. 1:7; Job 36:27-28
  • There are regular currents (paths) in the sea – Ps. 8:8
  • There are water springs in the ocean depths – Job 38:16
  • There are deep trenches in the ocean floors – Ps. 18:15
  • There are mountains under the oceans / seas – Jonah 2:6
  • All the mountains were once under the seas – Ps. 104:6; Gen. 7:20; 2 Pet. 3:6

Medical Science:

  • Quarantine helps control contagion – Lev. 13:45-46
  • Sewage and waste disposal help control contagion – Dt. 23:12-13
  • Avoid food contamination – Lev. 22:8
  • The 8th day is optimum for circumcision, if one is going to do it, due to heightened immunity of infant – Gen. 17:12; Lev. 2:3
  • God’s formation of a baby in the womb, though unseen by the Psalmist is masterfully described with articulate grammar and vocabulary which match modern science’s description of prenatal development stages – Ps. 139:13-16

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